Anri Salais a contemporary Albanian artist known for his psychologically resonant works in film, photography, and performance. He explores ruptures in sound and image and creates moments of overlap among the senses.
Often inspired by unanticipated discoveries in his daily life, Sala’s works defy expectation with counter-intuitive reversals and pairings. “I am interested in things told through images but not always through language,” he has explained. “I tend to replace language as the most popular means of telling. When images tell things, they can always keep an ambiguity.”
Over decades, the artist has continued to confront formal issues of the media he uses and the affect video, film, and sound can have on nostalgia. Sala’s works are held in the collections of the Tate Gallery in London, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, among others.