Michael Sailstorfer has a MA Fine Arts from Goldsmiths College, London, and he also studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, München.
He primarily works with sculptures and installations, as well as painting, performance, photography and film. His conceptual-adjacent aesthetics revolves around a notion of sculptural expansion, which refers to the ability of his art to transcend its own format by deploying into the surrounding space.
Ranging in scale from nearly imperceptible interventions to highly elaborate productions, his minimalistic and often absurd visions poetically disrupt the everyday. Whether car tires, wrecking balls, popcorn machines or simple trees, familiar objects are systematically diverted from their original functions and frames of references into alternative contexts of meaning.
Matthias Bitzer (Left), Michael Sailstorfer (Right)
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019 Space is the Place – BNKR Art Center, Munich, Germany
2019 Tear Show – Perrotin Gallery, New York, USA
2019 I will be dead – König London, London, United Kingdom
SELECTED GROUP SHOWS
2020 Wände / Walls – Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany
2019 Fly me to the moon. 50 Jahre Mondlandung – Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland
2018 Kunst und Kohle, Hommage an Jannis Kounellis – MKM Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst, Duisburg, Germany
2018 Rehearsal Exhibition – Tai Kwun Foundation, Hong Kong,