Olafur Eliasson is an artist known for sculptures and large-scale installations which utilize natural elements, including light, water, fire and wood, often combined to re-create the outdoors inside. Born in 1967 he grew up in Iceland and Denmark. He studied, from 1989 to 1995, at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, Denmark. His work is represented in public and private collections including the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Deste Foundation, Athens and the Tate, London. He represented Denmark in the 2003 Venice Biennale. He lives and works in Berlin.