Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson
In 2003 Olafur Eliasson (born in 1967, IS/DK) represented Denmark at the 50th Venice Biennale and installed The weather project at Tate Modern, London. The 2007 SFMOMA exhibition, Take your time: Olafur Eliasson, travelled until 2010. Innen Stadt Aussen (Inner City Out), 2010, and Seu corpo da obra (Your body of work), 2011, involved interventions across the cities of Berlin and Sao Paulo in addition to works in museums. Your emotional future, Eliasson’s first solo exhibition in Ukraine, was shown at the PinchukArtCentre, Kiev, Ukraine last year. Projects in public space include Green river, realized between 1998 and 2001; The New York City Waterfalls, 2008; Your rainbow panorama, for ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum; and Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre, with Henning Larsen Architects, 2011.
His latest project, Little Sun, is a solar-powered lamp developed together with Frederik Ottesen to improve the lives of people in off-grid regions. Around 55 craftsmen, architects, geometers, and art historians work in his Berlin studio. In 2009, as a professor at the Berlin University of the Arts, Olafur Eliasson founded the Institut fur Raumexperimente (Institute for Spatial Experiments).