Lyndi Sales


(b.1973) Lyndi Sales is based in Cape Town. Her work exists at the interface of art and rationalism, reason and wonder. Working with hand-woven textiles, sculptural installation, intricately cut perspex paper and collage works,  Sales’ practice  is  located in a scientific register where she often interrogates the properties of light or the crystalline structure of chemicals.  Her departure point is refracted through the lens of art and infused with a personal aesthetic sensibility. Sales’ surprising combination of art and science take on new and curious configuration that often shed light on the fragile nature of our existence and temporality.

Sales represented South Africa at the 2011 in the 54th Venice Biennale. 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,  Gallery Momo and the Everard Read Gallery. She has participated in numerous group shows in South Africa, the USA, Europe the UK, Her works can be found in major collections locally and internationally.

Sales is represented in various public and private collections including National Gallery of Art Washington, USA, Texas A&M University, Library of Congress, Washington, USA, New York Public Library, USA, FRAC de la Haute Normandie, Société Générale Art Foundation, France, Sasol Sandton, Facebook Sandton, University of Cape Town, McGill University Montreal Canada, Arthur and Mata Jaffe Collection, Florida Atlantic University, USA, and Redbull Hangar7 Salzburg.


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2022 (Un)Known Realms, Nancy Toomey Fine Art
2021 Nature's Code - WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town
2019 New works, Toomey Tourell, San Francisco
New works, Galerie Maria Lund, Paris
2017 New works, M Contemporary, Sydney
2016 Castle in the Sky..., CIRCA, Johannesburg
2015 The Person You See…, Galerie Maria Lund, Paris
No Place - WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town
2014 Praeternatural Light, Galerie Maria Lund, Paris
DSS2, Circa Gallery, Johannesburg
2013 Levitate, M Contemporary, Sydney
2012 Deep Sky Survey - WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town
2011 Passive Surveillance, Galerie Maria Lund, Paris, France
2010 Blur Zone, Gallery Momo, Johannesburg
Astronomical Seeing, Sarah Khan Contemporary, Lichtenstein
Lyndi Sales, Galerie Sylvia Bernhardt, Germany
2009 in transit, Toomey Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco & Galerie Maria Lund, Paris
2008 TRANSIenT, Bell Roberts Gallery, Cape Town
2007 1 in 11 000 000 Chances & works at the Dieu Donne Papermill; NY & Gallery Momo, Johannesburg
2006 1 in 11 000 000 Chances, Bell Roberts Gallery, Cape Town

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020 EXSUPERO, Emmanuelle G Gallery
Beauty in Lockdown, Nancy Toomey Fine Art
Hamptons Virtual Art Fair, Emmanuelle G Gallery
2019 Down to Earth, Emmanuelle G Gallery
Cut up/Cut out, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau
2018 Pulling Threads, Norval Foundation, Cape Town
Installation, Zachry Egineering Edication complex, Texas A&M University, Texas
2017 Commissioned Installation, Facebook, Johannesburg
Spectrum, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg
KIAF, Galerie Maria Lund, Korea
Installation, Sasol Place, Sandton, Johannesburg
2016 Cut up/Cut out, Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for Arts, California
Hong Kong Art Fair, MContemporary, Sydney
Air: Inspiration-Expiration, The Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg
2015 Lyndi Sales & Larry Bell, Art Miami New York, Toomey Tourell
Bronze Steel and Stone, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg
2014 I take it all back, Nirox projects, Arts on Main, Johannesburg
2013 Shimmerings, Artists unearth light, Cavalie, Stellenbosch
Wonderworks, Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong
Curated show, Sydney Art Fair, Sydney
Positive Tension - WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town
2012 Archipelago, Galerie Maria Lund, Paris
2011 54th Venice Biennale, South African Pavilion, Venice
Give Me Six, Galerie Maria Lund, Paris
SLICK 11 Artist Projects, Palais de Tokyo & Musée D’art Moderne, Paris, France
2010 Accrochage, Galerie Maria Lund, Paris, France
CHIC Dessin, Paris, France
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 Gallery, 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 (AVA), Cape Town
Greenhouse, Bell Roberts Gallery, Somerset West, Cape Town
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

Art Fairs

NOMAD Capri 2023
Cape Town Art Fair 2023

Selected Publications

2012      Selected Works