Lyndi Sales was born in Johannesburg in 1973. Sales received both her BFA (1995) and MFA (2000) from University of Cape Town, both with distinction. She later taught as a visiting lecturer at Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town and University of Stellenbosch. 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, of which her father was one of the passengers. She works full time as an artist based in Cape Town.