Artist talk with Anri Sala
27 June 2012 at 20:00hrs.
Anri Sala was born in 1974 in Tirana. He is a contemporary artist whose primary medium is video. He studied art at the Albanian Academy of Arts from 1992 to 1996, video at the Ecole Nationale des Arts Decoratifs of Paris and film direction in Le Fresnoy-Studio National des Arts Contemporains, Tourcoing. He lives and works in Berlin. To name a few of his works: Dammi i Colori (2005), Long Sorrow (2005), Intervista (1999), Nocturnes - 1999, 1395 Days Without Red (2011). Sala has been part of the most important international events, such as the European Biennial, Manifesta - 2000, Venice Biennial - 2003, Istanbul Biennial - 2003, Tirana Biennial - 2003 - 2009, Sidney Biennial -2006, Documenta 2012. He's also received many international awards among which, Prix Gilles Dussein - 2000, Best Young Artist, Venice Biennial - 2003, Absolut Award- 2011.
Anri Sala's works reflect a very special perspective on how we see the world, a view that mixes reflections on history, memory and instantaneous ephemeral consciousness, with an unparalleled dedication and attention to the present. He has a unique talent for sharp and accurate realisations, as well as a special ability to create installations and spatial proposals which include sounds, images, sculptures, films or live performances.