© Fondation Louis Vuitton / Luc Castel
Olafur Eliasson

© Fondation Louis Vuitton / Luc Castel

Olafur Eliasson

Born in 1967, in Copenhagen (Denmark)

Lives and works in Berlin (Germany)

Born in 1967, the Icelandic-Danish artist Olafur Eliasson is internationally recognised for his multi-sensory interventions that combine scientific phenomena and environmental issues. 

Combining light in different colours with geometric shapes and reflective surfaces, his giant installations engage the viewer in fascinating new experiences and perceptions. They merge natural phenomena with pure artifice, from the electric sun at Tate Modern in London (2003) to the glass rainbow at the Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum in Denmark (2006-2011). His works lead us to question our perceptions and tap into our sensory memory.

Selected Bibliography

Eliasson, Olafur. Unspoken Spaces. Londres : Thames & Hudson, 2016.

Pagé, Suzanne ; Bossé, Laurence ; Obrist, Hans Ulrich... [et al.]. Olafur Eliasson : Contact : [exposition. Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, 17 décembre 2014-16 février 2015]. Paris : Flammarion, 2014.

Beccaria, Marcella ; Eliasson, Olafur ; Turner, Simon. Olafur Eliasson : OE. London : Tate publishing, 2013. (Modern artists).

Obrist, Hans Ulrich ; Eliasson, Olafur. Olafur Eliasson and Hans Urlrich Obrist : The conversation Series. Köln : W. König, 2008. (The conversation series ; 13).

Scherf, Angéline ; Obrist, Hans Ulrich ; Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris (Paris). Olafur Eliasson : [exposition, Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris, 22 mars-12 mai 2002] . Paris : Paris-Musées, 2002. 

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