The Icelandic-Danish artist Ólafur Elíasson (b. 1967) works in a wide range of media, including installation, painting, sculpture and photography. Museums around the world have devoted solo shows to his work, among them “Innen Stadt Außen” at Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin (2010); “BAROQUE BAROQUE” at the Winter Palace of Prince Eugene of Savoy in Vienna (2015); and “The unspeakable openness of things” at the Red Brick Art Museum in Beijing (2018). His interventions include “The weather project” (2003) at Tate Modern in London; “The New York City Waterfalls” (2008); and “Ice Watch”, which involved placing large blocks of arctic ice in public squares in Copenhagen (2014) and Paris (2015) to make tangible the reality of climate change. His Berlin studio, founded in 1995, now numbers over one hundred craftsmen, architects and technicians, among others. Ólafur Elíasson is the co-founder of the social business “Little Sun”, which produces and distributes solar lamps on and off the grid. “Fjordenhus” – the first building designed by Ólafur Elíasson and architect Sebastian Behmann – was completed this year in the Danish city of Vejle. Together with Sebastian Behmann, Ólafur Elíasson founded “Studio Other Spaces”, an office for art and architecture, in 2014. Elíasson created the spatial concept for the 2007 opera “Phaedra”by composer Hans Werner Henze, commissioned by Staatsoper Unter den Linden. In 2015, he developed the visual concept for the contemporary ballet “Tree of Codes”, choreographed by Wayne McGregor, with music composed by Jamie XX.