Lyndi Sales

Lyndi Sales is an artist based in Cape Town, South Africa. She has been creating a series of installations and artworks for the past sixteen years. Her constructions made of intricately cut perspex, paper, rubber, fabric and stone often shed light on the fragile nature of our existence and temporality. 

She has held solo shows internationally at Galerie Maria Lund in Paris, Toomey Tourell in San Francisco and M Contemporary in Sydney – and locally in South Africa at the Goodman Gallery, the Everard Read and Whatiftheworld galleries. She has participated in numerous group shows in South Africa, the USA, Austria, the UK, Holland, Germany, Denmark and Australia. Her works can be found in major collections locally and internationally. 

Sales has taught as a visiting lecturer at the Michaelis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town and at the University of Stellenbosch. Sales represented South Africa at the 2011 Venice Biennale. She was a merit award winner in the ABSA Atelier Awards, a recipient of the Vermont Studio Center grant and has participated in residencies at the Vermont Studio Center as well as the Frans Masereel Center in Belgium.

2011          54th Venice Biennale,  South African Pavillion

2008         Selected to participate in the 2008 Holland Paper Biennale

2007          Merit award: 2007 ABSA L’Atelier

                  Recipient of the Vermont Studio Centre residency fellowship, USA 

Awarded the PARTage residency in Mauritius

Selected to participate in the 2008 Spier Contemporary Competition


  •  National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C, USA

  • Library of Congress, Washington, D.C, USA

  • New York Public Library, USA

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  • University of Northern Illinois, Dekalb, USA

  • McGill University, Montreal, Canada

  • Arthur and Mata Jaffe Collection, Florida Atlantic University, USA

  • Red Bull, Austria

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  • FMT, Austria

  • French bank La Société Générale

  • ABSA, Ernst and Young, Eskom, Hollard, Santam, Sasol, Deneys Reitz

  • South African Breweries, Telkom, Nando,  SASOL, University of Cape Town, University of South Africa, 

  • Standard Bank and South African National Gallery,

  • Texas A&M university