Hear artist Olafur Eliasson, whose light installation 'Room for one colour' features in Monochrome: Painting in Black and White, in discussion with exhibition co-curator Jennifer Sliwka.
Eliasson was born in 1967. He grew up in Iceland and Denmark and studied, from 1989 to 1995, at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. In 1995, he moved to Berlin and founded Studio Olafur Eliasson, which today encompasses some 90 craftsmen, specialised technicians, architects, archivists, administrators, programmers, art historians, and cooks.
Since the mid-1990s, Eliasson has realised numerous major exhibitions and projects around the world. In 2003, Eliasson represented Denmark at the 50th Venice Biennale, with 'The blind pavilion', and, later that year, he installed 'The weather project' in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, London. Eliasson lives and works in Copenhagen and Berlin.