Olafur Eliasson studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts from 1989-1995. Eliasson spent much of his childhood and youth in Iceland as his parents are Icelandic. Today he lives and works in Berlin.
Eliasson has had numerous exhibitions all over the world, and in 2009 he was awarded the ARKEN Art Prize for his ability to produce art that engage the senses and involve us actively in the works. Read more about The ARKEN Art Prize here
In 2003 Eliasson was Denmark's representative at the Venice Biennial, at which he created the total installation The Blind Pavilion.
Furthermore Olafur Eliasson is represented at Louisiana, Humlebæk, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, The Department of Prints and Drawings in Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen, Museum of Modern Art in New York, Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, National Gallery of Iceland in Reykjavik, Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Art Institute of Chicago.
Litterature”The Conversation Series; Vol. 13” (Olafur Eliasson & Hans Ulrich Obrist, Edited by Matthew Gaskins), Verlag der Buchhandlung Walter König, Köln, 2008
“Olafur Eliasson: Det indre af det ydre” (ed. by Malene Ratcliffe), Politikens Forlag, 2008
"Take Your Time: Olafur Eliasson", San Fransisco Museum of Modern Art, Thames & Hudson, 2007
”Olafur Eliasson: Your Engagement has Consequences; On the Relativity of Your Reality” (ed. Olafur Eliasson and Caroline Eggel / Studio Olafur Eliasson), Baden: Lars Müller Publishers, 2006
"Olafur Eliasson: Your Lighthouse. Works with Light 1991-2004", Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2004
"At se sig selv sanse. Samtaler med Olafur Eliasson", Informations Forlag, 2004
"Olafur Eliasson" (Madelain Grynsztejn, Daniel Birnbaum og Michael Speaks), Phaidon, London, 2002
"Olafur Eliasson: Surroundings surrounded. Essays on Space and Science", MIT Press, 2001
"Olafur Eliasson. Your only real thing is time", Hatje Cantz Publishers, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 2001