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 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.