Olafur Eliasson

Icelandic-Danish artist Olafur Eliasson works in a wide range of media, including installation, painting, sculpture, photography, and film. Since 1997, his critically acclaimed solo shows have appeared in major museums around the world, such as the Museum of Modern Art and Tate Modern, and he has represented Denmark in the Venice Biennale. Eliasson’s projects in public space include The New York City Waterfalls, 2008. His work has engaged directly with climate issues, notably in Ice Watch, an installation presented on the occasion of the 2015 UN Climate Conference in Paris and Little Sun, a solar lamp and mobile charger created to spread awareness about solar power and expand access to sustainable energy to all.

Eliasson and his studio have generously donated preliminary architectural concepts to the Climate Museum. These beautiful sketches help us envision the Museum’s future as a space for education, dialogue, and collective action.