short biography

Ólafur Elíasson (b. 1967 in Copenhagen/Denmark, based in Copenhagen and Berlin) studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Art in Copenhagen. In his 1995 founded Studio in Berlin he works with a team of over eighty people, including craftsmen, architects, archivists and art historians. Eliasson was known amongst others by The Weather Project (2003) at the Tate Modern and The New York City Waterfalls (2008). His intense experiential, large-scale installations are working with color, light and movement and often convert natural phenomena in unfamiliar contexts.

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collection/s

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa ° ARCO Foundation Collection AROS Aarhus ° Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau Arken Museum, Ishoj Augarten, Wien CAC Malaga CIFO Art Space, Miami DZ BANK Kunstsammlung, Frankfurt EVN Sammlung Ellipse Foundation Art Centre, Alcoitao Esbjerg Kunstmuseum Espacio 1414, San Juan Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris Fotomuseum Winterthur Fundacion Telefonica, Madrid Inhotim Centro de Arte Contemporanea, Brumadinho JULIA STOSCHEK COLLECTION DÜSSELDORF KAT_A, Bad Honnef Kiasma - Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki ° Kunsthalle Bielefeld Kunstmuseum Basel / Museum für Gegenwartskunst ° Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg Kupferstichkabinett Berlin Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk ° MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge / MA ° MUSAC Leon ° Malmö Konstmuseum Margulies Collection, Miami Middlebury College Museum of Art Museo Jumex, Mexico City ° Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde Musée d´Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris ° NMAC Foundation, Cadiz National Museum of Photography Copenhagen Nomas Foundation, Rome PinchukArtCentre Kiew ° REINKINGPROJEKTE Hamburg Sammlung Boros, Berlin Sammlung Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt Sammlung Haubrok - FAHRBEREITSCHAFT, Berlin Sammlung Verbund - Vertikale Galerie, Wien Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst der Bundesrepublik Deutschland Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Städtische Galerie Nordhorn ° Tate Collection The Progressive Art Collection, Mayfield Village Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Wien Wanas Foundation, Knislinge Zabludowicz Collection, London Zentrum für Internationale Lichtkunst, Unna
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