Sarah Decristoforo was born in 1983 in Tyrol and completed the Higher Technical Institute for Art and Design in Innsbruck/Tyrol in 2004. She earned the Master of arts degree at the University of Fine Arts in Linz in 2013. Since then Sarah Decristoforo has attended several exhibitions, among others in Kulturbunker Dora in Trondheim/Norway 2011, at the International Biennale for Young Art in Moscow/Russia 2012, at Künstlerhaus Dortmund 2012 and at the Darmstadt Secession in 2013. In the year 2015 she received a grant from the Federal Ministry of Science and Research. This included a one-month scholarship at the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction in Bloomington/Indiana. In the same year she also won the Talent Award of the federal country Upper Austria and in addition she was Culture Award Winner for Contemporary Arts in Tyrol; The artist lives and works in Linz.


Through the artistic processing of mass-medial imagery Sarah Decristoforo addresses political and social problems and thereby sensitizes the perception of the viewer. The strategy of camouflage, the shift in context, the dialectics of outside and inside, the preoccupation with the everyday violence and working with existing materials and patterns characterize the work of Sarah Decristoforo.