Olafur Eliasson’s art is driven by his interests in perception, movement, embodied experience, and feelings of self. He strives to make the concerns of art relevant to society at large. Art, for him, is a crucial means for turning thinking into doing in the world. Eliasson’s works span sculpture, painting, photography, film, and installation. Not limited to the confines of the museum and gallery, his practice engages the broader public sphere through architectural projects, interventions in civic space, arts education, policy-making, and issues of sustainability and climate change.
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 comprises a large team of craftsmen, architects, archivists, researchers, administrators, cooks, programmers, art historians, and specialised technicians.
Artist Steve Geliot undertook a residency with Fabrica alongside The Forked Forest Path which was a platform to highlight his relationship as an artist to the natural world and particularly his Dark Skies campaigning work of recent years. Steve documented this work on his blog and organised two nighttime events during the exhibition run. https://stevegeliot.wordpress.com
In partnership with The Living Coast (TLC) artist Anna Dumitriu was selected for the Fabrica-TLC Artist Residency 2021. Anna's residency and accompanying blog 'Algologies' took place between 17 May–17 June and was a deep dive into the study of seaweed, its scientific, economic and social history and how this resonates locally through specific people and places, and The Living Coast and Biosphere goals. https://algologies.wordpress.com/