Olafur Eliasson Director


Olafur Eliasson was born in 1967. He grew up in Iceland and Denmark. In 1995 he founded the Studio Olafur Eliasson in Berlin which today gathers more than one hundred members, including craftsmen, architects, archivists, administrators, cooks, researchers, art historians, and programmers. Since the 1990s, Olafur Eliasson set up many exhibitions and projects around the world.
In 2003 The weather project, installed in the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall in London attracted more than two million visitors. Olafur Eliasson realised other projects in public spaces, such as The New York City Waterfalls in 2008, or a series of artworks installed in the gardens of the Chateau de Versailles in 2016.
He also launched the Ice Watch project, an action to warn the public on the climate change and for which he extracted blocks of ice from Greenland with the help of geologist Minik Rosing. They were exhibited in Copenhagen (2014), Paris (2015) and London (2018). In 2012, he founded Little Sun, a social company, and the Studio Other Spaces with architect Sebastian Behmann, an office for art and architecture.  

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