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
University of Northern Illinois, Dekalb, USA
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Arthur and Mata Jaffe Collection, Florida Atlantic University, USA
Red Bull, 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