ABOUT

(b.1973) Lyndi Sales is an artist based in Cape Town, South Africa. For the past couple of years, she has been working on a series of installations and artworks that seek to investigate the circumstances surrounding the controversial Helderberg plane crash. These constructions, made of intricately cut, pinned paper and rubber often shed light on the fragile nature of our existence, temporality and how chance plays a role in our lives.

She has held solo shows internationally at Galerie Maria Lund in Paris and Toomey Tourell in San Francisco. And locally in South Africa at the Goodman Gallery, Bell-Roberts Contemporary, Joao Ferreria and Gallery Momo galleries. She has participated in group shows in South Africa, USA, Austria, London, Holland and Denmark. Her works can be found in major collections in South Africa as well as collections in the USA and Europe.

She has taught as a visiting lecturer at Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town and University of Stellenbosch. Sales received both her BFA (1995) and MFA (2000) from University of Cape Town, both with distinction. Sales was a merit award winner in the ABSA Atelier. She was a recipient of the Vermont Studio Center grant and participated in residencies at the Vermont studio center as well as the Frans Masereel Center in Belgium.


Solo Exhibitions

2010

  • Blur Zone, Gallery Momo, Johannesburg
  • Astronomical Seeing, Sarah Khan Contemporary, Lichtenstein
  • Lyndi Sales, Galerie Sylvia Bernhardt, Germany

2009

2008

2007

2006

2003

  • Anomaly, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town

2001

1996

  • Circus, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town

Awards and Achievements

2011

  • Selected to participate in the 54th Venice Biennale - South African Pavilion

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

2006

  • Top ten finalist ABSA L’Atelier

2003

  • Top ten finalist ABSA L’Atelier

1996

  • Winner of the 1996 London Print Workshop

1995

  • Winner of the Amateurs graphics award, Bellville Art Association, Cape Town

1991

  • Merit winner: Sanlam

Collections

  • 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
  • South African Breweries, Telkom, Nando, UCT, University of South Africa
  • Standard Bank and South African National Gallery
  • Jack Ginsberg artist book collection, South Africa
  • Various private collections locally and abroad

Selected Group Shows

2011

  • 54th Venice Biennale, South African Pavilion, Venice
  • Give Me Six, Galerie Maria Lund, Paris

2010

  • Accrochage, Galerie Maria Lund, Paris
  • CHIC Dessin, Paris

2009

  • At the end of the Rainbow, Bie & Vadstrup, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Group Show, KKNK, Oudtshoorn
  • Print, The South African Print Gallery, Cape Town
  • DESSIN - AFFIRMATIF!
 new works on paper, Galerie Maria Lund, Paris
  • Group Show, Gallery Momo, Johannesburg

2008

  • 2008 Holland Paper Biennale, Museum Rijswijk, Holland
  • Between Meaning and Matter, Bell-Roberts, Gallery Cape Town
  • Print ‘08, Bell- Roberts Cape Town
  • Intervention, UNISA Gallery, Pretoria

2007

  • Spier Contemporary, Spier Estate, Stellenbosch
  • Turbulence, Hangar-7 Gallery, Salzburg, Austria
  • South Africa on Paper, GBK Gallery, Sydney, Australia
  • 14th Tallinn Print Triennial, Tallinn, Estonia
  • Rich and Strange, Newport, UK
  • Critics Choice, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town
  • Greenhouse, Bell-Roberts Gallery, Somerset West
  • ABSA L’Atelier, Johannesburg

2006

  • 20 Artists 06. Contemporary Printing, Bell-Roberts Gallery, Cape Town
  • Group Show of Prints, Art on Paper, Johannesburg
  • ABSA L’Atelier, Johannesburg

2005

  • Finding you, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town

2004

  • Pulp, Bellville Art Association, Cape Town
  • Miniatures, Art on Paper Gallery, Johannesburg
  • ABSA L’Atelier, Johannesburg

2003

  • YDESIRE, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town
  • ABSA L’Atelier, Johannesburg

2002

  • Book Arts, Pensacola Museum of Art, USA
  • Hoerikwaggo, South African National Gallery, Cape Town

2000

  • Soft Serve, South African National Gallery, Cape Town

1999

  • Postcards from South Africa, Axis Gallery, New York

1998

  • Printexchange, Print conference, Grahamstown
  • 4th Kochi International Triennial Exhibition of Prints, Kotchi, Japan

1997

  • London Printmakers Council, London, United Kingdom

1996

  • London Print Workshop, London, United Kingdom

Publications & Press

2009

  • Paper: tear fold rip crease cut, Black dog Publishing
  • San Francisco Chronicle review Kenneth Baker
  • Le Figaro Article by Valérie Duponchell
  • Article Télérama
  • FMC 08, Frans Masereel Center
  • Article La Gazette de l’Hôtel Drouot
  • SA Art Times February 09, featured artist by Steve Kretzmann

2008

  • TRANSIenT solo exhibition catalogue at Bell-Roberts
  • Artworks in Progress, Journal of the staff of the Michaelis School of fine art, University of Cape Town, Volume 8

2007

  • Study guide for visual arts 3, Published by University of South Africa
  • Intervention, curated show for UNISA art gallery, published by UNISA
  • Spier Contemporary exhibition and awards catalogue published by Africa centre
  • Sunday Times , Gallery owner learns art of losing money by Gabisile Ndebele
  • Mail and Guardian, Raiding the Reserve Bank by Anthea Buys
  • Fiber Arts USA, Layered tones and textures article by Veronica Wilkinson
  • The Argus, Article by Veronica Wilkinson

2006:

  • 1 in 11 000 000 Chances solo exhibition catalogue at Bell-Roberts
  • Artworks in Progress, Journal of the staff of the Michaelis School of fine art, University of Cape Town, Volume 8
  • Hangart7, Edition 6, Turbulence: Art from South Africa exhibited in Austria
  • Art South Africa, Review by Joyce Monson, vol 5 issue 2 summer 2006. Pg 73
  • Cape Times, Review by Melvyn Minnaar, 27 September 2006
  • Die Burger, Interview with Laetitia Pople, 27 September 2006
  • SAFM, radio interview with Nancy RichardsSAFM, 23 September 2006
  • House and Leisure, Featured article, March 2006

2005

  • Top Billing, Featured article, December issue, 2005

2004

  • Tygerburger, review 26 February, 2004

2003

  • Cape Times, Review by Melvyn Minnaar, 22 August 2003
  • Business Day, Review by Suzanne Joubert, 26 August 2003
  • Die Burger, Review by Cobus Van Bosch, 14 August 2003
  • Santampos, Article, March 2003

2001

  • Artthrob, Review web site, November 2001, Ancestral Journeys by Tracy Murinik
  • Kunskufees TV art program, KYKNET, DSTV, 21 October 2001
  • Radio interview, Michele Constant show, 17 October 2001
  • Business Times, Review, 16th October 2001
  • Cape Times, Review by Lucinda Jolly, 15 October 2001, Tonight, Arty fact
  • Sunday Times, Metro , 7 October 2001
  • Passella Magazine TV program, interview, October 2001
  • Die Beeld, Review by Laetitia Pople, 10 May 2001, pg.2
  • Financial Mail, Review magazine, 2 May 2001, pg. 85
  • Top Billing TV program, 27 April 2001
  • 702 Radio, Jenny Celliers p.m. show, 21 April 2001
  • The Star, Exhibition news, 21 April 2001
  • Style magazine, Magazine feature, April issue 2001, PG 76 - Artist notebook

2000

  • E-Arts, TV news program, December 2000 - Hoerickwaggo exhibition at the SANG
  • Monday Paper Article Dec 11 2000 Volume 19, pg. 5, Exhibition reflects on the Past
  • Cape Times Article, May 2000