CV

Olafur Eliasson

1967
Born in Copenhagen
Lives and works in Berlin and Copenhagen

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017
MACM Musée d’art comtemporain, Montréal, Canada
 
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NY
 
Emma, Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo, Finland
 
Models for coexistence, PKM Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2016
Olafur Eliasson: The parliament of possibilities, LEEUM Samsung Museum, Seoul, South Korea
 
Olafur Eliasson: Green light – An artistic workshop, TBA21-Augarten, Vienna, Austria
 
Olafur Eliasson: Nothingness is not nothing at all, Long Museum, Shanghai, China
 
Olafur Eliasson Versailles, The Palace of Versailles, Versailles, France
 
Olafur Eliasson: Notion motion, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2015
Space Minding, Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
 
Time-sensitive activity, Modern Art Museum, Gebre Kristos Desta Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
 
We have never been disembodied, Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou, China
 
Olafur Eliasson: Boros Collection 1994 - 2015, Langen Foundation, Neuss, Germany
 
Tree of Codes, Mirrored Gardens, Hualong Agriculture Grand View Garden, Guangzhou, China
 
Olafur Eliasson: Verklighetsmaskiner, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
 
Olafur Eliasson: The collectivity project, The Museum of Fine Arts (MFAH), Houston, TX
 
Olafur Eliasson: BAROQUE BAROQUE, With works from Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21) and the Juan and Patricia Vergez collections, The Winter Palace of Prince Eugene of Savoy, Vienna, Austria
 
Olafur Eliasson: Works from the Boros Collection 1994 – 2015, Langen Foundation, Dusseldorf, Germany
 
Olafur Eliasson, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
 
Olafur Eliasson, TBA21-Augarten & Winter Palace, Vienna, Austria
2014
Contact, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France
 
Olafur Eliasson: Your successful uncertainty, Galería Elvira González, Madrid, Spain
 
Olafur Eliasson: Dein Ausstellungsguide, K20 Grabbeplatz, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany
 
The Cubic Structural Evolution Project, Dunedin Public Art Center, New Zealand
 
Olafur Eliasson: Riverbed, Louisiana Museum of Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
 
Olafur Eliasson: Turner Color Experiments, Clore Galleries, Tate Britain, London, England, in conjunction with The EY Exhibtion: Late Turner
 
Olafur Eliasson: Your trust, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany
 
Olafur Eliasson, National Museum of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
 
Olafur Eliasson, Hall Art Foundation, Reading, VT
 
Space is Process, Hall Art Foundation, Reading, VT
 
Olafur Eliasson: Contact, Foundation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France
2013
Inauguration of Cirkelbroen, Copenhagen, Denmark
 
Olafur Eliasson: Your orbit perspective, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, Brazil
 
Olafur Eliasson: Your orbit perspective, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil
 
Olafur Eliasson: Den trekantede himmel (The triangular sky), Kunsten Museum of Modern Art Aalborg, Denmark
 
Olafur Eliasson: Tiltrú, i8 Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland
 
Olafur Eliasson: Sua fogueira cósmica (Your cosmis campfire), Lentos Art Museum, Linz, Austria
 
Olafur Eliasson: The cubic structural evolution project, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF), Sydney, Australia
 
Olafur Eliasson, KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg, Denmark
 
Olafur Eliasson, Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz, Austria
 
Olafur Eliasson, Marie-Christine Gennart, Brussels, Belgium
 
Permanent Installation at the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park, Des Moines Art Center, IA
 
Eine Feier, elf Räume und ein gelber Korridor, Mönchehaus Museum Goslar, Germany
 
A View Becomes a Window, Ivorypress, Madrid, Spain
2012
The uncertain museum, The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC
 
Olafur Eliasson: Your uncertain shadow, PMK Trinity Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
 
Olafur Eliasson: Little sun, Tate Modern, London, UK
 
Olafur Eliasson, Gerhardsen Gerner, Oslo, Norway
 
Olafur Eliasson: Volcanoes and shelters, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NY
 
Olafur Eliasson: Volcanoes and shelters, neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Germany
2011
Olafur Eliasson: Your emotional future, PinchukArtCentre, Kiev, Ukraine
 
Your rainbow panorama, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark (permanent outdoor installation)
 
Olafur Eliasson: Three to now, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall. Part of The Divine Comedy, with Tomás Saraceno and Ai Weiwei, a collaboration with Harvard Art Museum, Cambridge, MA
 
Olafur Eliasson: Your body of work, 17th International Contemporary Art Festival SESC_Videobrasil, SESC São Paulo, Brazil
 
Harpa, Reykjavik, Iceland (permanent installation)
 
Olafur Eliasson: colour travels, i8 Gallery at abc Berlin, Germany
 
Olafur Eliasson: Seu corpo da obra, 17th International Contemporary Art Festival SESC_Videobrasil, São Paulo, Brazil
2010
Olafur Eliasson: Din blinde passage, part of exhibition series Utopia, ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj, Denmark
 
Multiple shadow house, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NY
 
Innen Stadt Außen, Martin Gropius Bau, as part of the Berliner festspiele, Berlin, Germany
 
Kepler was wrong, Galería Elvira González, Madrid, Spain
 
Olafur Eliasson & Ma Yansong: Feelings are facts, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing, China
 
When rainbows appear, site-commission, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
 
Olafur Eliasson: Notion motion, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
 
Your black horizon, Art Pavilion, with David Adjaye, organized by Thyssen- Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Lopud Island, Croatia
 
Feeling things, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, Japan
 
Olafur Eliasson: Cars in rivers, National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
 
Starbrick, Politikens Galleri, Copenhagen, Denmark
2009
Your watercolour machine, Andersens Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark
 
Olafur Eliasson: Your chance encounter, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
 
Olafur Eliasson: Limboland, i8 Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland
 
The colour circle series, Niels Borch Jensen Galerie, Berlin, Germany
 
The body as brain – The moving museum: Projekt Summlung (6), Kunsthaus Zug, Switzerland
 
Olafur Eliasson: The Truth of Non-Digital Colours, Art Stations Foundation, Poznán, Poland
 
Is the sky part of a landscape, PKM Trinity Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
 
The parliament of reality: A permanent outdoor installation at Bard College, Bard College, New York, NY
 
Mediating experience: Olafur Eliasson's books, Biblioteca Universitarua di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
 
Sunspace for Shibukawa, permanent installation, Hara Museum ARC, Shibukawa, Japan
 
Is the sky part of landscape, PKM Trinity Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
2008
Fokus: Olafur Eliasson, Kunstmuseum Basel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel Switzerland
 
50 Moons of Saturn, T2 Torino Triennale, Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, Turin, Italy
 
Equinox, Jarla Partilager, Stockholm, Sweden
 
Spatial vibration: string – based instrument, study II, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NY
 
The inside of outside, neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Germany
 
Your mobile expectations: BMW H2R project, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
 
Summer solstice, Jarla Partilager, Stockholm, Sweden
 
La naturalesa de les coses / La Naturaleza de las cosas / The nature of things, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain
 
Yellow fog, Verbund Collection, Vienna, Austria (permanent exhibition)
 
New York City Waterfalls, East River, New York, NY
 
Olafur Eliasson: Your spiral view, ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Germany
2007
Take your time: Olafur Eliasson, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; travels to PS1, Long Island City and Museum of Modern Art, New York (concurrent exhibitions); Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
 
The cubic structural evolution project, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
 
The cubic structural evolution project, Pinnacles Gallery, Thuringowa, Queensland, Australia, Warwick Art Gallery, Ipswich Art Gallery, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, Dogwood Crossing, Miles, Cooloola Shire Public Gallery, Gympie, Bundaberg Arts Centre, Artspace Mackay, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Hervey Bay Regional Gallery, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery
 
Your black horizon, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Pavilion, Lopud, Croatia
 
Olafur Eliasson: The Shadow Studies, Kunsthaus Zug, Switzerland
 
Your tempo: Olafur Eliasson, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
 
Jarla Partilager, Stockholm
 
Works on paper and other flat objects, PKM Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
 
Projekt Sammlung (5): Olafur Eliasson – The shadow studies, Kunsthaus Zug, Zug, Switzerland
 
Lavaland: Olafur Eliasson & Jóhannes S. Kjarval, GL Strand, Copenhagen, Denmark
 
Your tempo: Olafur Eliasson, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
 
The body as brain – Lava floor: Projekt Sammlung (5), Kunsthaus Zug, Switzerland
 
Winter solstice, Jarla Partilager, Stockholm, Sweden
2006
Your uncertainty of colour matching experiment (a collaboration with Boris Oicherman), Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, London, UK
 
The body as brain – The water tower project: Projekt Sammlung (4), Kunsthaus Zug, Switzerland
 
The Water Concert, Project Sammlung (4), Kunsthaus Zug, Switzerland
 
Your constants are changing, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo
 
Caminos de naturaleza, Fundación Telefónica, Madrid, Spain
 
The endless study, Österreichische Friedrich und Lillian Kiesler Privatstiftung, Vienna, Austria
 
A laboratory of mediating space, Aedes am Pfefferberg, Berlin, Germany
 
Light Lab, Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
 
The afterimage experiment, Zeiss Grossplanetarium, Berlin, Germany
 
Your engagement sequence, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NY
 
Remagine, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
 
Your waste of time, neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Germany
 
Omgivelser, Andersen’s Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark
 
Sonne statt Regen, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau München, Munich, Germany
 
The collectivity project / Fellesprosjektet, Nasjonalmuseet for Kunst, Arkitektur og Design, Oslo, Norway
2005
The body as brain, Projekt Sammlung (3), Kunsthaus Zug, Switzerland
 
Your light shadow, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
 
Olafur Eliasson: Notion motion, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
 
The colour spectrum series, Niels Borch Jensen Galerie und Verlag, Berlin, Germany
 
Olafur Eliasson: Limbo lamp for Pétur, Safn, Reykjavik, Iceland
 
The light setup, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden
 
The light setup, Lunds Konsthall, Lund, Sweden
 
Olafur Eliasson, 101 gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland
 
Meant to be lived in (Today I feel prismatic), Emi Fontana West of Rome*, Jamie Residence, Pasadena, CA
 
Stadium bez konca / The endless study, Fundacja Galerii Foksal, Warsaw, Poland
 
Your circumspection disclosed, Fundación NMAC, Cádiz, Spain
2004
Forgetting, Brändström & Stene Galerie, Stockholm, Sweden
 
Olafur Eliasson: Minding the world, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark
 
Olafur Eliasson: Your colour memory, Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside, PA
 
I only see things when they move, Aspen Art Museum, CO
 
The Body as Brain. Projekt Sammlung (2), Kunsthaus Zug, Switzerland
 
Olafur Eliasson: Your Lighthouse; Arbeiten mit Licht 1991 – 20014 / Works with light 1991-2004, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany
 
Olafur Eliasson: Photographs, The Menil Collection, Houston, TX
 
Colour memory and other informal shadows, Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo, Norway
 
Frost Activity, Hafnarhús, The Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
 
360º room for all colours, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2003
The body as brain: Projekt Sammlung (1), Kunsthaus Zug, Switzerland
 
Delight and other luminous movements, Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan, Italy
 
The weather project, Tate Modern, London, UK
 
The blind pavilion, Danish Pavilion, 50th Venice Biennale, Italy
 
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
 
Olafur Eliasson, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NY
 
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
 
Light ventilator mobile, World Class Boxing, Miami, FL
2002
Chaque matin je me sens différent, chaque soir je me sens le même, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
 
Olafur Eliasson, i8 Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland
 
Forsøg, forslag, modeller og andre muligheder, Overgaden – Kulturministeriets Udstillingshus for Nutidig Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark
 
The cartographic series I + II, Niels Borch Jensen Galerie und Verlag, Berlin, Germany
 
Udsigten der aldrig tænker, Galleri Kirke Sonnerup, Kirke Saaby, Denmark; Stalke Galleri, Copenhagen, Denmark
2001
Your only real thing is time, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
 
The mediated motion, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria
 
Surroundings surrounded, ZKM - Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany
 
Projects 73: Olafur Eliasson - Seeing yourself sensing, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
 
Olafur Eliasson: The young land, 4th Annual ICA / Vita Brevis Project, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
 
The structural evolution project, Mala Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia
 
Die Dinge, die du nicht siehst, die du nicht siehst, neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Germany
 
The Young Land, Barge Project, The Institute of Modern Art, Boston, MA Reykjavik Art Festival, Reykjavik
2000
Surroundings surrounded, Neue Galerie am Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria
 
Olafur Eliasson: New Work, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
 
The only thing that we have in common is that we are different, CCA Center for Contemporary Art, Kitakyushu, Japan
 
Focus: Olafur Eliasson - Your intuitive surroundings versus your surrounded intuition, The Art Institute of Chicago, IL
 
The Curious Garden, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
 
Your Now Is My Surroundings, Bonakdar Jancou Gallery, New York, NY
 
Your orange afterimage exposed, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, Japan
 
Your blue afterimage exposed, Masataka Hayakawa Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
 
The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
 
Olafur Eliasson, IASPIS, Stockholm, Sweden
 
Olafur Eliasson, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany
 
Your now is my surroundings, Bonakdar Jancou Gallery, New York, NY
1999
Your position surrounded and your surroundings positioned, Dundee Contemporary Arts, UK
 
Olafur Eliasson: Your circumspection disclosed, Castello di Rivoli, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli, Italy
 
Yet untitled, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany
 
Olafur Eliasson, Job Koelewijn, De Appel Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
 
Riflessi di una certa importanza, Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan, Italy
 
Your Double Day Diary, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
 
Beauty, Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
 
Galleri Ingólfsstraeti, Reykjavik, Iceland
 
Job Koelewijn & Olafur Eliasson, de Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1998
Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst | Leipzig, Germany
 
Olafur Eliasson | Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich, Germany
 
Olafur Eliasson | Reykjavik Art Museum, Kjarvalsstaoir, Iceland
 
Yet untitled | neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Germany
 
Kjarvalsstadir | The Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
 
Aquarium | Galerie Enja Wonneberger, Kiel, Germany
 
Fotografier | Bildmuseet, Umeå University, Sweden
 
The inventive velocity versus your inverted veto | Bonakdar Jancou Gallery, New York, NY
 
Raum für eine Farbe | Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, Germany
 
Tell me about a miraculous invention | Århus Kunstmuseum, Denmark
 
Olafur Eliasson | Gallerí Kambur, Rangárþing ytra, Iceland
 
New paperworks | Stalke Galleri, Copenhagen, Denmark
 
Olafur Eliasson | i8 Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland
 
Aquarium | Galerie Enja Wonneberger, Kiel, Germany
1997
The curious garden | Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland
 
Your sun machine | Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
 
Your windy corner | Galleri Andreas Brändström, Stockholm, Sweden
 
Nye Fotos | Stalke Galleri, Copenhagen, Denmark
 
Kunsthalle Levyn | Vienna, Austria
1996
Your strange certainty still kept | Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NY
 
Your foresight endured | Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan, Italy
 
Berätta för mig om en mirakulös uppfinning / Tell Me About a Miraculous Invention | Galleri Andreas Brändström, Stockholm, Sweden; Århus Kunstmuseum, Århus, Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö, Sweden
1995
Eine Beschreibung einer Reflexion oder aber eine angenehme Übung zu deren Eigenschaften | neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Germany
 
Olafur Eliasson und Christa Näher | Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Germany
 
Thoka | Kunstverein in Hamburg, Germany
 
Olafur Eliasson & Ann Kristin Lislegaard | Galleri Tommy Lund, Odense, Denmark
1994
Lilja Lever (Petrun, Vølven) | Stalke Galleri, Copenhagen, Denmark
 
Einhverjir fleiri munu hafa veri∂ á ferli Þessa nótt / Einige erinnern sich, dass sie auf dem Weg waren diese Nacht | Galerie Lukas & Hoffmann, Cologne, Germany
 
No nights in summer, no days in winter | Forumgalleriet, Malmö, Sweden
 
Einige erinnern sich, dass sie auf dem Weg waren diese Nacht, Galerie Lukas & Beauty | Galerie Lukas & Hoffmann, Cologne, Germany
 
Guckkasten (Fyrirheitna Landid) | Tolksdork & Frieve, Cologne, Germany
1993
Non Existent (Mental) | Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
1992
Expectations | Copenhagen, Denmark
1991
Overgaden Galleri | Copenhagen, Denmark
 
31 Days of News, with Jacob Riise | Café Krasnapolsky, Copenhagen, Denmark
Kunsthalle Levyn, Vienna, Austria