Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson is renowned for large-scale public interventions, architectural projects and sculptures that use the natural elements – light, color, water, and movement – to alter viewers’ sensory perceptions. By enabling interaction between his creations and the audience, Eliasson aims at evoking an awareness of the sublime world around us. Following the idea that “art does not end where the real world begins,” the artist creates seemingly magical artworks that are solely based in the natural world. “I want to expose and evaluate the fact that the seeing and sensing process is a system that should not be taken for granted as natural—it’s a cultivated means of reality production that, as a system, can be negotiated and changed,” the he stated. With its masterful union of technology and primal elements, Olafur Eliasson‘s art fulfills both longstanding artistic ideals and a new direction in contemporary artmaking. Despite being more concerned with perception than ecology, his work is intended to raise awareness of the climate crisis. For his projectIce Watch, Eliasson and geologist Minik Rosing brought free-floating icebergs from a fjord outside Nuuk, Greenland, to public squares in European cities to manifest global warming. In 1995, he founded StudioOlafur Eliasson in Berlin, a laboratory for spatial research comprising over 100 people, including craftsmen, architects, and specialist technicians. Eliasson has participated twice at the Venice Biennale and has been the subject of solo exhibitions at institutions including Fondation Beyeler (Basel), Pinakothek der Moderne (Munich), Fondation Louis Vuitton (Paris), San Francisco Museum of Modern and the Museum of Modern Art (New York). Olafur Eliasson was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1967 and lives and works in Copenhagen and Berlin.