Olafur Eliasson
"The arts are slowly leaving the entertainment side program and taking up a more prominent role. People are realising that climate change and energy inequality, for instance, can be addressed with some force through art."
Olafur Eliasson is an award‑winning Danish‑Icelandic artist best known for sculptures and large-scale installation artworks that employ elemental materials such as light, water and air temperature to enhance the viewer’s experience. His celebrated works include The Weather Project at Tate Modern and New York City Waterfalls on the East River in New York. For MIF15, he has collaborated with choreographer Wayne McGregor and musician Jamie xx to create the contemporary ballet Tree of Codes.