Michael Sailstorfer was born in 1979 in Vilsbiburg, Germany. He studied at Art Academy, Munich, and Goldsmiths College, London. He is the recipient of a grant from the Dr. Reissmüller Foundation, the 2001 Ingolstadt A. T. Kearney Academy Award, a 2002 Award of the Darmstädter Sezession, the Christian Karl Schmidt Award for Contemporary Art, and the Leonhard und Ida Wolff Award of the City of Munich. His work has been exhibited in Spain, England, Switzerland, Italy, and Australia, with solo shows in Berlin, Munich, and Geneva. He lives and works in London.