Michael Sailstorfer, born 1979 in Velden, Germany) lives and works in Berlin. He holds an MA in Fine Arts from Goldsmiths, University of London (2003-2004). His work has been displayed in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the world, including RIBOCA1, Riga Biennale, Latvia; Rochester Art Center, Rochester, Minn. USA; Haus am Waldsee, Berlin; CAC Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati; Vattenfall Contemporary, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin; Public Art Fund New York, Freedman Plaza, Central Park, New York City; S.M.A.K. Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent; Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover; Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt/Main; Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich.
It was once called “white gold”: salt is a crucial element for the entire Salzkammergut region; even today it remains an important trade good, which leads some to prosperity and a few to richness.