(Copenhague, Dinamarca, 1967)
Olafur Eliasson is a cosmopolitan visual artist whose work is difficult to classify, and whose production is nourished by the experience and contributions given by the spectator. Starting from these, from a very Nordic relationship with nature, from his research on geometry and from concepts present in the new German philosophy, Olafur experiments with photography, film, architecture and creates sculptures and installations, often with intangible materials such as light, air and water.
Eliasson grew up between Iceland and Denmark, where he studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. In 1995 he moved to Berlin, where he created Studio Olafur Eliasson, a laboratory of experimentation that today integrates a hundred workers from different disciplines. He has represented his country at the Venice Biennale in 2003 and has exhibited in some of the most important museums in the world, such as the MOMA, the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the ZMK in Karlsruhe, the MNCARS and the Tate Modern.