Olafur Eliasson (b. 1967, Denmark) is a multidisciplinary artist famous for his sculptures and large scale site-specific installations which often involve environmental elements. Among his projects is an artificial waterfall beneath the Brooklyn Bridge, a green phosphorescent river in Berlin, the Louisiana Museum set as a river, and a large sun at Tate Modern. His works deceive both physical and psychological perception by inducing disorientation and a loss of spatial coordinates. Eliasson frequently collaborates with architects, engineers, choreographers and others, and in recent years has initiated and is implementing a project for renewed energy in Africa. Eliasson has received many awards in various fields of production, and his works and projects are frequently on show around the world.
Related exhibition: Melting Walls
Further information: olafureliasson.net