Olafur Eliasson

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Olafur Eliasson, portrait, 2015, Photo: Heike Göttert 2013

Olafur Eliasson is among the most unconventional figures in today’s creative world. Artist, architect, designer, educator? Eliasson transcends the stereotype that creative people’s personality and work ethos should be identified in no more than four words, today.

Born in 1967 in Copenhagen, grown in Iceland and Denmark and currently living in Berlin, Eliasson often reveal his multicultural background in his works, his teaching activity as professor in Berlin and Addis Ababa, and in the interest for other cultures, such as in the case of his long-term fascination and involvement with Ethiopia.

Art installations, architectural interventions, design objects or social-oriented projects, the works by Elisasson, developed in his multidisciplinary Studio, always demonstrate a great formal sensitivity, a profound knowledge of physics and technology, a great capability to understand the spirit of place, and an exemplary interest in people, who often become part of his works as actors, instead than being passive spectators. An original approach who contributed to Eliasson being awarded prestigious prizes, such as the Mies van der Rohe Award in 2013 and Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts in 2014.

At Inexhibit, we have always reserved a great attention to him, because we feel his free, unfussy, and multifarious approach to creativity very close in spirit to that of our magazine.


our articles about Olafur Eliasson

ARoS Art Museum | Aarhus

ARoS Art Museum | Aarhus

The ARoS in Aarhus is one of the most important art museums in Denmark, dedicated to Danish art from 18th century on and to international contemporary art
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Denmark | Olafur Eliasson at the Louisiana

Denmark | Olafur Eliasson at the Louisiana

If you combine the work of Olafur Eliasson and the Louisiana museum the outcome can hardly be wrong. Riverbed installation-exhibition in Humlebæk, Denmark
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Denmark | The Art Playground of the Ordrupgaard museum

Denmark | The Art Playground of the Ordrupgaard museum

Art installations to play with or envisage different worlds. The Ordrupgaard museum has commissioned works to be installed in the museum's playground
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Ethiopia | Olafur Eliasson exhibition in Addis Ababa

Ethiopia | Olafur Eliasson exhibition in Addis Ababa

From February 27, 2015 the Modern Art Museum: Gebre Kristos Desta Center at Addis Ababa features an exhibition of renowned visual artist Olafur Eliasson
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Game of mirrors and waterworks: Eliasson’s magics in Versailles

Game of mirrors and waterworks: Eliasson’s magics in Versailles

This summer, until October 30, 2016, the Palace of Versailles features a stunning ensemble of site-specific installations commissioned to Olafur Eliasson
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Serpentine Galleries pavilions, a history

Serpentine Galleries pavilions, a history

An history by images of all Serpentine Galleries Summer Pavilions at Kensington Gardens in London from 2000 - Zaha Hadid to 2015 - SelgasCano architects
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Stockholm | Olafur Eliasson at Moderna Museet

Stockholm | Olafur Eliasson at Moderna Museet

A major retrospective exhibition on acclaimed Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, from October 2015 to January 2016 the Moderna Museet in Stockholm
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