Olafur Eliasson’s art is driven by his interests in perception, movement, embodied experience, and feelings of self. Eliasson strives to make the concerns of art relevant to society at large. Art, for him, is a crucial means for turning thinking into doing in the world.
Eliasson’s diverse works – in sculpture, painting, photography, film, and installations – have been exhibited widely throughout the world. Not limited to the confines of the museum and gallery, his practice engages the broader public sphere through architectural projects and interventions in civic space.

Eliasson was born in 1967. He grew up in Iceland and Denmark and studied, from 1989 to 1995, at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. In 1995, he moved to Berlin and founded Studio Olafur Eliasson, which today encompasses some seventy-five craftsmen, specialised technicians, architects, archivists, administrators, programmers, art historians, and cooks. Since the mid-1990s, Eliasson has realised numerous major exhibitions and projects around the world. In 2003, Eliasson represented Denmark at the 50th Venice Biennale, with The blind pavilion, and, later that year, he installed The weather project at Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, London.

Take your time: Olafur Eliasson, a survey exhibition organised by SFMOMA in 2007, travelled until 2010 to various venues, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Innen Stadt Aussen (Inner City Out), at Martin-Gropius-Bau in 2010, involved interventions across Berlin as well as in the museum. Similarly, in 2011, Seu corpo da obra (Your body of work) engaged with three institutions around São Paulo – SESC Pompeia, SESC Belenzinho, and Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo – and spread out into the city itself.

Eliasson’s projects in public space include Green river, carried out in various cities between 1998 and 2001, and the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2007, designed together with Kjetil Thorsen. The New York City Waterfalls, commissioned by Public Art Fund, were installed on Manhattan and Brooklyn shorelines during summer 2008. Your rainbow panorama, a 150-metre circular, coloured-glass walkway situated on top of ARoS Museum in Aarhus, Denmark, opened in 2011, and Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre, for which Eliasson created the facades in collaboration with Henning Larsen Architects was completed that same year.

As a professor at the Berlin University of the Arts, Eliasson led the Institut für Raumexperimente (Institute for Spatial Experiments; 2009–14), a five-year experimental programme in arts education located in the same building as his studio (www.raumexperimente.net). In 2012, Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen founded Little Sun. The social business and global project provides clean, affordable light to communities without access to electricity; encourages sustainable development through sales of the Little Sun solar-powered lamp, designed by Eliasson and Ottesen; and raises global awareness of the need for equal access to energy and light (www.littlesun.com).

Olafur
Olafur Eliasson
Copenhagen, 1967
Denmark

Past Exhibitions

Life is Beautiful

28/11/2016 — 03/12/2016

Olafur Eliasson: The parliament of possibilities

Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art
28/09/2016 — 26/02/2017

The End Of The World

Luigi Pecci Centre for Contemporary Art
16/10/2016 — 19/03/2017

Olafur Eliasson in Versailles

Château de Versailles
03/06/2016 — 31/10/2016

Olafur Eliasson: Nothingness is not nothing at all

Long Museum 20/03/2016 — 19/06/2016

Solo Shows

2016

Nothingness is not nothing at all, Long Musuem, Shangai
Olafur Eliasson: Green light – An artistic workshop, TBA21, Vienna
Olafur Eliasson: Baroque Baroque, The Winter Palace of Prince Eugene of Savoy

2012

Little Sun, Tate Modern, London, UK (solo)
Your Uncertain Shadow, PKM Trinity Gallery, Seoul, Korea (solo)

2011

Your body of work, Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, SESC Pompeia, and SESC Belenzinho, Sao Paulo, Brazil (solo)
Your emotional future, PinchukArtCentre, Kiev, Ukraine (solo)
Three to now, Harvard University Graduate School of Design Cambridge, Ma, USA (solo)

2010

Dopplereffekt. Bilder in Kunst und Wissenschaft, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Germany (group)
Innen Stadt Außen, Martin‐Gropius‐Bau, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Multiple shadow house, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, US (solo)
Keppler was wrong, Galería Elvira González, Madrid, Spain (solo)

2009

The cubic structural evolution project,” Hervey Bay Regional Gallery, Queensland, Australia; and Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, Australia (solo)
BEST OF AUSTRIA. Eine Kunstsammlung, Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Linz, New Zealand (group)
Camere 8: Olafur Eliasson, Giulio Paolini, Erwin Wurm, Galleria RAM radioartemobile, Rome, Italy (group)
Science versus Fiction, Bétonsalon, Paris, France (group)
Il Tempo del Postino, Theater Basel, Art 40 Basel, Switzerland (group)
The World Is Yours, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark (group)
FLASH! Light and movement (Valoa ja liikettä), Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere, Finland (group)
Arken Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishøj, Denmark (group)
Mediated Experience: Olafur Eliasson’s books, Artelibro, Art Book Festival, Bologna, Italy (group)
The colour circle series, Niels Borch Jensen Galerie, Berlin (solo)
Is the sky part of a landscape, PKM Trinity Gallery, Seoul, Korea (solo)
Your chance encounter, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan (solo)
Rethink Relations, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark
The parliament of reality, permanent installation, The Center for Curatorial Studies (CCS Bard), Bard College, New York, commissioned by The Center for Curatorial Studies and The Luma Foundation (puclic project)
Sunspace for Shibukawa, permanent installation, Shibukawa, Japan, commissioned by Hara Museum ARC (public project)
Cirkelbroen, permanent installation, Christianshavns Kanal, Copenhagen, commissioned by Nordea Fonden (public project)
Your watercolour machine, Andersen’s Contemporary, Copenhagen (solo)
Olafur Eliasson: Limboland, i8 Gallery, Reykjavik (solo)
The body as brain – the moving museum: Projekt Summlung (6), Kunsthaus Zug (solo)
Take your time: Olafur Eliasson, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (solo)
Take your time: Olafur Eliasson, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia (solo)
50 Moons of Saturn, T2 Torino Triennale, Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, Turin, Italy (solo)

2008

Serpentine Gallery – The Experiment Marathon: Part 2, Reykjavik Arts Festival, Reykjavik
Moralische Fantasien, Kunstmuseum Thurgau, Warth, Switzerland
Revolutions – Forms that Turn, 16th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Infinite Ice: Traversing the Arctic and the Alps from 1860 to the present, Albertina, Vienna, Austria
U – Turn, Quadrennial for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
pleinarism, i8 Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland
The Nature of Things, Fundacio Joan Miro, Barcelona (solo)
Yellow fog, Verbund Collection, Vienna (permanent exhibition) (solo)
New York City Waterfalls, East River, New York (solo)
YOUniverse, Third International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Seville, Spain
The New York City Waterfalls, temporary installation, New York, commissioned by Public Art Fund, New York (public project)
Tellurium for A. P. Møller Skolen, permanent installation, Schleswig, Germany, commissioned by The A.P.Møller and Chastine Mc‐Kinney Møller Foundation (public project)
Winter solstice, Equinox, Summer solstice, Jarla Partilager, Stockholm (solo)
Your mobile expectations: BMW H2R project, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munchen (solo)
la Naturalesa de Les Coses, Fundacio Joan Miro, Barcelona (solo)
Summer solstice, Jarla Partilager, Stockholm, Sweden
Take your time, The Museum of Modern Art and P.S.1, New York (solo)
Spatial vibration: string-based instrument, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York (solo)
The inside of outside, neugerriemschneider, Berlin (solo)
The inside of outside, neugerriemschneider, Berlin (solo)
Yellow Fog, permanent installation at Verbund Zentrale, Am Hof, Vienna (public project)
The New York City Waterfalls, presented by Public Art Fund, in association with the City of New York (public project)
YOUniverse, Third International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Seville, Spain
Full House – American Art from the Collections of Guggenheim and Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Kiasma, Helsinki
Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
Das Sehen sehen: Neoimpressionismus und Moderne; Signac bis Eliasson, Kunsthaus Zug, Switzerland
Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary: Collection as Aleph, Kunsthaus Graz, Austria
A Room of One’s Own, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy
A Room of One’s Own, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy
Serpentine Gallery – The Experiment Marathon: Part 2, Reykjavik Arts Festival, Reykjavik
Space for your future, Museum for Contemporary Art, Tokyo
Take Your Time: Olafur Eliasson, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco(solo)
2007Nature Design. Von Inspiration zu Innovation, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Switzerland
Window/Interface, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington, D.C., USA
2move–Migrante Video, Zuiderzeemuseum Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
I can only see things when I move. Positionen zeitgenössischer Kunst auf Papir, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden–Kupferstich-Kabinett, Germany
Refract, Reflect, Project: Light Works from the Collection, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., USA
Future systems: Rare Moments, Lentos, Kunstmuseum Linz, Germany
Re ‐ distribution of the sensible, Magnus Müller, Berlin, Germany
The Shapes of Space, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
Destroy, She Said, Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf, Germany
A North Light ‐ Cynosure, The Pier Arts Centre, Orkney, UK
Il Tempo del Postino, Manchester International Festival, UK
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2007, in collaboration with Kjetil Thorsen; temporary installation, commissioned by Serpentine Gallery, London, Uk (public project)
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

2007

(with Kjetil Thorsen), commissioned by Serpentine Gallery, London (public project)
To lufthuller med lys, permanent installation, commissioned by Kolding Kommune for Kolding Bibliotek, Denmark (public project)
Take your time, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco (solo)
The cubic structural evolution project, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (solo)
The body as brain-Lava floor: Projekt Sammlung (5), Kunsthaus Zug, Switzerland (solo)
Winter solstice, Jarla Partilager, Stockholm (solo)
Migratory Esthetics, Zuiderzeemuseum, Enkhuizen
The shadow studies. Projekt Sammlung (5), Kunsthaus Zug, Switzerland (solo)
Works on paper and other flat objects, PKM Gallery, Seoul (solo)
Your tempo, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco (solo)
2006A laboratory of mediating space, Aedes am Pfefferberg, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Light lab (test I – XII), Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (solo)
Omgivelser, Andersen-S Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark (solo)
The endless study, Österreichische Friedrich und Lillian Kiesler – Privatstiftung, Vienna, Austria (solo)
Intensive Science, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
Your rainbow panorama, permanent installation; competition, ARos Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark, commissioned by ARoS AarhusKunstmuseum, Denmark (public project)
Eye see you, temporary installations for Louis Vuitton boutiques worldwide, 
2006-07, commissioned by Louis Vuitton Malletier (public project)
Music wall, permanent installation, Alsion, Sønderborg, Denmark, commissioned by Syddansk Universitet, Odense, Denmark (public project)
Olafur Eliasson: Your Uncertainty of Colour Matching Experiment, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
The Expanded Eye, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich
PHotoEspaña 06, PHotoEspaña, Madrid
Olafur Eliasson, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo
New perspective on the 70s, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Not all is Visible: Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo
Where are we going: Selections from the Francois Pinault Collection, Palazzo Grassi, Venice
Surprise, Surprise, Institute of Contemporary Arts London
Your engagement sequence, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USA
Your waste of time, neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Germany
Eye on Europe: Prints, Books & Multiples / 1960 to Now, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Expanded Eye, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich
Nature Attitudes, Thyssen – Bornemisza Art Contemporary (T-B A21), Vienna, Austria
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NY
Your waste of time, neugerriemschneider, Berlin (solo)

2005

Making Things Public: Atmosphären der Demokratie, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe
Tími, rými, tilvera, Reykjavik Arts Festival, Iceland
Your black horizon, 51st Venice Biennale (exhibited in Art Pavilion by David Adjaye,commissioned by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna); and Lopud Island, Croatia (2007)
Here Comes the Sun, Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
Meant to be lived in (Today I’m feeling prismatic), Emi Fontana West of Rome, Jamie Residence, Pasadena, California, US (solo)
Notion motion, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
The light setup, Lunds Konsthall, Sweden; and Malmö Konsthall, Sweden (solo)
Sweet Taboos: Temptations, 3rd Tirana Biennale, Albania
Expérience de la durée, 8th Biennale d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, France
Arte all’Arte 10: Arte Architettura Paesaggio, Associazione Arte Continua, San Gimignano, Italy
Ecstasy: In and About Altered States, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Lichtkunst aus Kunstlicht, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany
36 x 27 x 10, White Cube Berlin / Volkspalast, Palazzo della Repubblica, Berlin, Germany
36 x 27 x 10, White Cube Berlin / Volkspalast, Palazzo della Repubblica, Berlin, Germany
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Glass brick for the façades of the Icelandic National Concert and Conference Centre, Reykjavik, Iceland (public project)
Design by Henning Larsen Architects, expected completion in 2011, commissioned by Eignarhaldsfélagid Portus Ltd (public project)
Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw
Malmö Konsthall, Malmö
Lunds Konsthall, Lund
Ellipse Foundatoin, The Netherlands
Your light shadow, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan (solo)

2005

Your light shadow, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan (solo)

2004

Minding the World, Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark (solo)
Your colour memory, Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside, Pennsylvania (solo)
I only see things when they move, Aspen Art Museum, ColoradoYour Lighthouse: Works with light, 1991–2004, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
The Body as Brain, Kunsthaus Zug, SwitzerlandOlafur Eliasson: Photographs, The Menil Collection, Houston, TX
Colour memory and other informal shadows, Astrup Fearnley
Museum of Modern Art, Oslo (solo)
Frost Activity, Hafnarhús, Reykjavík
Umschreibung, permanent installation; competition, KPMG Deutsche Treuhand-Gesellschaft, Munich, Germany, commissioned by KPMG Deutsche Treuhand ‐ Gesellschaft, Berlin (public project)
“Dufttunnel (Scent Tunnel): A Project for the Autostadt,” permanent installation, Autostadt, Wolfsburg, Germany, commissioned by Autostadt GmbH, Wolfsburg, Germany (public project)
The other wall, permanent installation; competition, the New Oslo Opera, Norway, commissioned by KORO–Public Art Norway (public project)
Forgetting, Brändström Stene Galerie, Stockholm
Double Exposure, Brigitte March Galerie, Stuttgart, Germany
Everything Is Connected, he, he, he, Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo, Norway
Reflecting the Mirror, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA
Monument to Now, Deste Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
ein ‐ leuchten, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Austria
Artists’ Favourites: Act II, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK
The Encounters in the 21st Century: Polyphony ‐ Emerging Resonances, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
Moving Parts: Forms of the Kinetic (Bewegliche Teile: Formen des Kinetischen ),teirischer Herbst, Kunsthaus Graz, Austria; and Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland
Invisibile, Palazzo delle Papesse Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena, Italy
realityREAL: Arbeiten auf Papier, Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Dresden, Germany
The Amazing and The Immutable, University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, Florida
La Colmena, La Colección Jumex, Ecatepec de Morelos, Mexico
Nouvelles Collections, Centre PasquArt, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland

2003

Revisitar Canarias, Galería Elba Benítez, Madrid, Spain; travelled to Sala la Regenta, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain; and Sala La Granja, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
The Straight or Crooked Way, Royal College of Art, London
Utopia Station, 50th Venice Biennale, Italy; travelled to Mostra d’Oltremare, Naples, Italy; Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany; Kunst + Projekte, Sindelfingen, Germany; and World Social Forum, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Nuevos Proyectos,” Foundación NMAC, Cádiz, Spain
Louise Lawler / Add to it; Portikus im Leinwandhaus: Tobias Rehberger / Olafur Eliasson & Zumtobel Staff, Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
U‐Topos, 2nd Tirana Biennale, Albania
Sitings: Installation Art 1969 ‐ 2002,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Einbildung: Das Wahrnehmen in der Kunst, Steirischer Herbst, Graz, Austria
The Fifth System: Public Art in the Age of Post‐Planning, 5th Shenzhen International Public Art Exhibition, China
Chaque matin je me sens différent, Chaque soir je me sense le même, Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
Overrgaden, Copenhagen
The Cartographic Series I + II, Niels Borch Jensen Verlag + Druck, Berlin
Udigten der aldrig taenker, Galleri Kirke Sonnerup, KR.Saby, Denmark
Delight and other luminous Movements, Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan, Italy
Sphere, permanent installation; competition, Fünf Höfe, Viscardihof, Munich, commissioned by HypoVereinsbank for Fünf Höfe development, Munich, Germany (public project)
The Weather Project, Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London (solo)
Danish Pavillion, 50th Venice Biennale
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
Funcionamento silencio, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia
Sonne statt Regen, Stadtsche Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau Munchen, Munich
Funcionamiento silencioso, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia ‐ Palacio de Cristal, Parque del Retiro, Madrid, Spain
Sonne statt Regen, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau München, Munich, Germany
The blind pavilion, Danish Pavilion, 50th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
The body as brain: Projekt Sammlung (1), Kunsthaus Zug, Switzerland

2002

Chaque matin je me sens différent, chaque soir je me sens le même, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, FranceOlafur Eliasson, i8 Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland
The cartographic series I + II, Niels Borch Jensen Galerie und Verlag, Berlin, Germany
Dialoghi Europei d’Arte: Città di Napoli, Castel dell’Ovo and Castel Nuovo, Naples, Italy
The Theory of Leisure, La Colección Jumex, Ecatepec de Morelos, Mexico
Beyond Paradise: Nordic Artists Travel East, Museet for samtidskunst, Oslo; travelled to Danish Contemporary Art Foundation, Copenhagen; Finnish Fund for Art Exchange, Helsinki, Finland; Svenska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden; Tadu Contemporary Art Gallery and additional venues, Bangkok, Thailand; National Art Galley and additional venues, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and Fine Art Museum and Jin Wen Art Center, Shanghai, China (organized by Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden)
Claude Monet…bis zum digitalen Impressionismus, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Switzerland
Opening Exhibition, Galleri Kirke Sonnerup, Kirke Saaby, Denmark
From the Cool Light, Niels Borch Jensen Galerie und Verlag, Berlin, Germany
The Object Sculpture, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK
Moving Pictures: Contemporary Photography and Video from the Guggenheim Museum Collection, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York and Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain
The air is blue (el aire es azul), Casa Luis Barragán, Mexico City, Mexico
Mirror Mirror, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA), North Adams, Massachusetts, USA
Thin Skin: The Fickle Nature of Bubbles, Spheres, and Inflatable Structures, AXA Gallery, New York; travelled to Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona; International Museum of Art and Science, McAllen, Texas; Chicago Cultural Center, Illinois; Ulrich Museum of Art, Kansas; Wichita State University, Kansas; Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, Califonia; Boise Art Museum, Idaho; and Gemeentemuseum Helmond, The Netherlands. (organized by Independent Curators International, New York)

2001

Freestyle: Werke aus der Sammlung Boros, Museum Morsbroich Leverkusen, Germany
Neue Welt, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
En el Cielo, 49th Venice Biennale, Italy
Black Box: Der Schwarzraum in der Kunst, Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland
Projekt Nr. 30: 10 Years with Stalke Out Of Space, Stalke Galleri, Copenhagen
Palomino, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany
Mega Wave: Towards a New Synthesis, Yokohoma
International Triennale of Contemporary Art, Japan
Aubette: Het verlangen naar een (andere) plaats, Museum Dhondt‐Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium
i-8 Gallery, Reykjavik
The structural evolution project, Mala galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Die dinge die du nicht siehst die du nicht siehst, Neuger Riemschneider, Berlin
Seeing yourself sensing, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Surroundings surrounded, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
The mediated motion, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Germany
Your only real thing is time, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Kunstbau Munich
Windspiegelwand (Wind Mirror Wall), permanent installation, Berlin, commissioned by Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit, Berlin, Germany (public project)
Projects 73: Olafur Eliasson; Seeing yourself sensing, The Museum of Modern Art, New York2000Surroundings surrounded, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria; and ZKM – Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe 2001

2000

Focus: Olafur Eliasson; Your intuitive surroundings versus your surrounded intuition, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA
Olafur Eliasson, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany
Your now is my surroundings, Bonakdar Jancou Gallery, New York, USA
The movement meter for Lernacken, permanent installation, City of Malmö, commissioned by City of Malmö, Sweden (public project)
Your now is my surroundings, Bonakdar Jancou Gallery, NY
Naust, Øygarden, Tjeldstø, Norway
Wonderland, Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri, USA
Benesse Prize Winners Exhibition, Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum, Kagawa, Japan
Preis der Nationalgalerie für junge Kunst, Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof–Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany
Kunstverein, Wolfsburg
Your intuitive surroundings vs. your surrounded intuition, The Art Institute of Chicago; Neue Galerie Graz, Graz
IASPIS, Stockholm
The only thing we have in common is that we are different, CCA Kitakyushu Project Gallery, Japan
Your orange afterimage exposed, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo
Your blue afterimage exposed, Masataka Hayakawa Gallery, Tokyo
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield
The Curious Garden, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
Naust, Øygarden, Tjeldstø, Norway
Wonderland, Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri
Benesse Prize Winners Exhibition, Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum, Kagawa, Japan
Preis der Nationalgalerie für junge Kunst, Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof–Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin
Organising Freedom ‐ nordisk 90‐tals konst, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden and Charlottenborg Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Greenhouse Effect, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
Wanås
, Stiftelsen Wanås Utställningar, Knislinge, Sweden

1999

d’APERTutto, 48th Venice Biennale, Italy
Sogni / Dreams, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
Can You Hear Me?, 2nd ARS BALTICA Triennal of Photographic Art, Stadtgalerie im Sophienhof, Kiel, Germany; travelled to Kunsthalle Rostock, Germany; Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania; Kunsthaus Dresden, Germany; Bergen Kunsthall/Bergens Kunstforening, Norway; and Galleria Otso, Espoo, Finland
Carnegie International 1999/2000, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Children of Berlin: Cultural Developments 1989‐1999, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York
German Open 1999: Gegenwartskunst in Deutschland, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany
Arte Continua, Casole d’Elsa I, San Gimignano, Italy
Neste Stopp, Kunstfestivalen i Lofoten, Norway
De Appel Foundation, Amsterdam (with Job Koelewijn)
Your Double Day Diary, Kunstverein Frankfurt
Kunstverein Wolfsburg
Beauty, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles
Riflessi di una certa importanza, Emi Fontane, Milan
Your Circumspection Disclosed, Castello di Rivoli, Turin
Galleri Ingólfsstraeti, Reykjavik
Your position surrounded and your surroundings positioned, Dundee Contemporary Art, Dundee, Scotland
Yet untitled, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany

1998

Olafur Eliasson, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich, Switzerland
Yet untitled, neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Germany
Green river, intervention in Bremen, Germany, 1998; Moss, Norway, 1998; The Northern Fjallabak Route, Iceland, 1998; Los Angeles, CA, USA, 1999; Stockholm, Sweden, 2000; Tokyo, Japan, 2001 (public project)
Yellow fog, temporary installation, The Jewish Museum, New York; permanent installation, Verbund Zentrale, Am Hof, Vienna, Austria (public project)
Interferencias, Sala de Exposiciones del Canal de Isabel II, Madrid, Spain
Nuit blanche, scènes nordiques: Les années 90, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; travelled to Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland; Bergen Kunstmuseum, Norway; Porin Taidemuseo, Pori, Finland; and Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Sweden
Seamless, de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Do All Oceans Have Walls?, Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, Germany
Mai 98: Positionen zeitgenössischer Kunst seit den 60er Jahren, Kunsthalle Köln, Cologne, Germany
La ville, le jardin, la mémoire, Villa Medici, Académie de France à Rome, Italy
Kunst & Windenergie zur Weltausstellung, Rathaus der Landeshauptstadt Hannover, Germany
Something Is Rotten in the State of Denmark, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
Projekt Nr. 12: Et blik på halvfemserne, Stalke Out of Space, Copenhagen / Amtsgården, Roskilde, Denmark
Every Day, 11th Biennale of Sydney, Australia
Edstrandska Stiftelsens Konstnärsstipendiater 1998, Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö, Sweden
Berlin / Berlin, 1st Berlin Biennial, Germany
Cool Places: 7‐oji Baltijos šalių meno trienalé, Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, Lithuania
Auf der Spur: Kunst der 90er Jahren im Spiegel von Schweizer Sammlungen, Kunsthalle Zürich, Switzerland
Light x Eight: The Hanukkah Project, Jewish Museum, New York, USA
Sightings: New Photographic Art, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
Undergrund, Galerie Asbæk, Copenhagen
Nuit blanche, scènes nordiques: Les années 90, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; travelled to Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland; Bergen Kunstmuseum, Norway; Porin Taidemuseo, Pori, Finland; and Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Sweden

1997

Schauplatz Museumsquartier: Zur Transformation eines Ortes, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
Studija Islandija, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
Louisiana Udstillingen: Ny Kunst fra Danmark og Skåne, Louisiana Museum for Moderne Kunst, Humlebæk, Denmark
On Life, Beauty, Translations and Other Difficulties, 5th International Istanbul Biennial, Turkey
Trade Routes: History and Geography, 2nd Johannesburg Biennale, South Africa
The Curious Garden, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Nye Fotos, Stalke Galleri, Copenhagen, Denmark
Your sun machine, Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Your windy corner, Galleri Andreas Brändström, Stockholm, Sweden

1996

Your strange certainty still kept, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Tell me about a miraculous invention, Galleri Andreas Brändström, Stockholm, Sweden; and Malmö Konstmuseum, Sweden (solo)
Your foresight endured, Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan, Italy (solo)
Prospect 96: Photographie in der Gegenwartskunst, Frankfurter Kunstverein and Schirn
Declining and becoming, Manifesta 1, Kunsthal Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Remote Connections: Media Art in the Era of Displacement,” Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria, travelled to Wäino Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku, Finland; and Art Focus, Tel Aviv, Israel
Skulpturparken ved Vestvolden – Hvidovre, Denmark
Skriget. Borealis 8, ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishøj, Denmark

1995

Campo 95, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, 46th Venice Biennale, Italy; travelled to Sant’Antonino di Susa, Turin, Italy; and Malmö Konstmuseum, Sweden
Eine Beschreibung einer Reflexion, oder aber eine angenehme Übung zu deren Eigenschaften, neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Thoka, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Germany (solo)

1994

Einige erinnern sich, dass sie auf dem Weg waren diese Nacht, Galerie Lukas & Hoffmann, Cologne, Germany (solo)
Lilja Lever (Petrun, Vølven), Stalke Galleri, Copenhagen, Denmark (solo)
No nights in summer, no days in winter, Forumgalleriet, Malmö, Sweden (solo)
Europa ’94, Junge europäische Kunst in München, MOC Messehallen, Munich, Germany

1993

Black Box–Kunst under jorden, GLOBE Kuratorgruppe, Copenhagen, Denmark
Opening Show, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Overdrive, 10 Young Nordic Artists, Project Room, Copenhagen, Denmark

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Copenhagen Country of birth: Denmark Date of birth: 1967 Lives in: Copenhagen, Denmark and Berlin, Germany
Studio: Christinenstraße 18/19
 Haus 2

10119, Berlin, Germany