Villa Aurora Grant Recipients | 2020

Oct, Nov, Dec

Anri Sala | Visual Arts

Anri Sala | © Marc Domage
Anri Sala | © Marc Domage

Anri Sala was born in 1974 in Tirana, Albania. He received his BA in Painting and Sculpture from the National Academy of Arts Tirana, studied Video at the École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and completed post-graduate studies in film directing at Le Fresnoy Studio National des Arts Contemporains in Tourcoing. The artist lives and works in Berlin. For many of his films and installations, Anri Sala works with music, historical material and set pieces. The acoustics and music of classical, contemporary and pop music play a central role in his work. Through breaks and the entanglement of sound and image, the works sensitize the perception of intermediate and new thought spaces.

Solo Exhibitions (Selection) 

2019 | Castello di Rivoli – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, ‚Anri Sala: AS YOU GO’, Turin, IT
2019 | MUDAM, ‚Anri Sala: Le Temps Coudé’, Luxembourg, LX
2019 | Fundación Botín, ‚Anri Sala’ (w.t.), Santander, ES
2018 | Galerie Chantal Crousel, ‚If and Only If’, Paris, France 

Group Exhibitions (Selection)

2019 | Martin-Gropius-Bau, ‘Walking Through Walls’, Berlin, Germany
2019 | Centre Pompidou-Metz, ‘Opéra Monde. La quête d’un art total’, Metz, France
2019 | Red Brick Art Museum, ‘Toi chemines, il n’y a pas de chemin. Un parcours à travers les artites du prix Marcel Duchamp’, Beijing, China
2019 | MO.CO. Montpellier Contemporain, ‘Distance intime, les chefs d’oevre de la collection Ishikawa’, Montpellier, France

Awards (Selection) 

2015 | Nomination for Mario Merz Prize (with Lida Abdul, Glenn Ligon, Naeem Mohaiemen, Wael Shawky)
2014 | Recipient of Vincent Award 2014, Den Haag, The Netherlands
2011 | Recipient of Absolut Art Award 2011, Stockholm, Sweden
2001 | La Biennale di Venezia (Young Artist Prize), Venice, Italy