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Artist's Books, Monographs, and Catalogues of Solo Exhibitions

  2013 tyt5 tate ebook      
  2012 taschen taschen taschen      
  leer es respirar erosion      
  2011 seu corpo da obra your rainbow panorama      
  2009 los modelos solstice jarla partilager TYT 2  
  experiment marathon      
  2008 la naturalesa   hans ulrich obrist conversation series   det indre af  
    LIS Life in space 3   your mobile expectations   taschen studio  
  2007 take your time   serpentine pavilion   TYT 1  
  your black horizon          
  2006 pfefferberg   caminos de la naturaleza   your colour memory  
    your engagement   goose lake trail   your house  
    icelandic national concert   remagine      
  2005 duftunnel   negotiation project   lesbok  
  2004 at se sig selv sanse   colour memory   frost activity  
    minding the world   photographs   your lighthouse  
    camera obscura          
  2003 body as brain   funcionamento silencioso   blind pavilion biennale  
    sonne statt regen   weather project   lanzarote  
  2002 chaque matin je me sens different   olafur eliasson phaidon   movement meter lernacken  
    to the habitants of space   the structural evolution project      
  2001 surroundings surrounded   your only real thing is time   mediated motion  
    your difference   my now is your surroundings      
  1999 your position surrounded   sospensione    
  1998 hellisgerdi   landscape with yellow background   users  
  1997erosion   basel      

Anthologies and Catalogues of Group Exhibitions


Foster, Kurt. “In Conversation: Olafur Eliasson and Kurt Foster.” In The Real Perspecta 42, The Yale Architectural Journal, Yale University. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2010.

Frederik VIII’s Palace: Restoration - Rebuilding - Artistic Decoration. Edited by Mads Falbe-Hansen, Carsten Kjaer Sørensen, Dorte Bülow, Poul Schülein and Jens Bertelsen. Copenhagen: Aristo Bogforlag; Palaces and Properties Agency; Realdania, 2010.



50 Moons of Saturn: T2 Torino Triennale. Exhibition catalogue. Visual contribution by Olafur Eliasson. Rivoli-Torino: Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea; Torino: Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo; Torino: Fondazione Torino Musei; Milan: Skira Editore S.p.A, 2009.

Eliasson, Olafur. “Verdner af Idag / Worlds of Today.” In Ib Geertsen: Mobiler. Edited by Pernille Taagaard Dinesen and Jens Eik Sørensen. Exhibition catalogue. Aarhus: ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, 2009.

Schaub, Mirjam and Jochen Volz. “Olafur Eliasson.” In Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary: The Collection Book. Edited by Eva Ebersberger and Daniela Zyman. Vienna: Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary; Cologne: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2009.



Birnbaum, Daniel. The Hospitality of Presence: Problems of Otherness in Husserl's Phenomenology. Second edition. Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2008.

M/M (Paris). Live Recorded Delay: An Archive of Il Tempo del Postino. Edited by Charles Arsène-Henry. Exhibition catalogue, Manchester Opera House, 2007. Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2008.

Smith, Elizabeth A.T.  "The Comprehensivist: Buckminster Fuller and Contemporary Artists." In Buckminster Fuller: Starting with the Universe. Edited by K. Michael Hays and Dana Miller, 60-75. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, in association with Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2008.

Wahrheit ist, was uns verbindet. Edited by Matthias Bormuth and Monica Meyer-Bohlen. Image essay by Olafur Eliasson. Exhibition catalogue, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg. German and English editions. Bremen: H.M. Hauschild GmbH, 2008.



Blom, Ina. On the Style Site: Art, Sociality, and Media Culture. Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2007.

Models: 306090 Books; Volume 11. Edited by Emily Abruzzo, Eric Ellingsen and Jonathan D. Solomon. Preface by Olafur Eliasson. New York: 306090, Inc., 2007.

Stafford, Barbara Maria. Echo Objects: The Cognitive Work of Images. Chicago / London: The University of Chicago Press, 2007.



Eliasson, Olafur. “The Madagascar Hall series.” Image essay in Miniatur und Panorama: Vogt Landschaftsarchitekten; Arbeiten 2000-2006. By Günther Vogt. Baden: Lars Müller Publishers, 2006.

One Year Celebration: A Poster Project. Edited by Peter Huyghe. Gent, 2006.



Bienalja e Tiranës 3: Tabu Molisëse; 5 Episode / Tirana Biennale 3: Sweet Taboos; 5 Episodes. Tirana: Tirana Biennale, 2005.

Lichtkunst aus Kunstlicht. Licht als Medium der Kunst im 20. und 21. Jahrhundert. Light art from artificial light. Light as a Medium in 20th and 21st Century Art. Edited by Peter Weibel and Gregot Jansen. Exhibition catalogue. Karlsruhe, 2005-2006.
Here Comes the Sun. Exhibition catalogue. Stockholm: Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, 2005.

Making Things Public: Atmospheres of Democracy. Edited by Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel. Kartlsruhe: ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe; Cambridge, Massachusetts and London, England: The MIT Press, 2005: 258-259.

Ursprung, Philip. “Im Smog der Globalisierung: Olafur Eliassons ‘The weather project.’” In Werke im Wandel?: Zeitgenössische Kunst zwischen Werk und Wirkung. Edited by Lars Blunck. Munich: Verlag Silke Schreiber, 2005.



Architecture Now III. Edited by Philip Jodidio. Cologne: Taschen, 2004.



Dreams and Conflicts: The Dictatorship of the Viewer; 50th International Art Exhibition; La Biennale di Venezia. Edited by Francesco Bonami and Maria Luisa Frisa. Exhibition catalogue. Venice: La Biennale di Venezia, 2003.

The Fifth System: Public Art in the Age of “Post-Planning.” Exhibition catalogue. The 5th Shenzhen International Public Art Exhibition, 2003.

Obrist, Hans Ulrich. “Olafur Eliasson.” In Interviews: Volume I. Edited by Thomas Boutoux. Milan, 2003.



Rondeau, James. “The Mobility of the Real: Olafur Eliasson Is Now.” In The Hugo Boss Prize 2002: Francis Alÿs, Olafur Eliasson, Hachiya Kazuhiko, Pierre Huyghe, Koo Jeong-a, Anri Sala. Exhibition catalogue. New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 2002.



Eliasson, Olafur. “457 Words on Color.” In Bridge the Gap? Programme Book. Edited by Miyake Akiko et al. Kitakyushu: CCA Center for Contemporary Art, 2001.



Crary, Jonathan. “Olafur Eliasson.” In Amnon Barzel, Targetti Artlight Collection 2000.

Preis der Nationalgalerie für junge Kunst. Edited by Verein der Freunde der Nationalgalerie. Exhibition catalogue. Berlin: Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, 2000.



Jensen, Marianne Krogh. “Olafur Eliasson.” In La Biennale di Venezia: 48. Esposizione Internationale d’Arte: dAPERTutto. Exhibition catalogue. Edited by Harald Szeemann. Venice 1999.

Sharawadgi. Edited by Christian Meyer and Mathias Poledna. Exhibition catalogue. Baden: Felsenvilla; Cologne, 1999.



Hultmann, Kristina. “Olafur Eliasson: Your Compound View.” In Brytningstider: En bok om vår föränderliga värld. Stockholm, 1998.

Larsen, Lars Bang. “Olafur Eliasson.” In Something Is Rotten in the State of Denmark. Exhibition catalogue, 28-31. Museum Fridericianum; Kassel, 1998.



On Life: Beauty: Translations and Other Difficulties: 5th International Istanbul Biennial. Edited by Emre Baykal, 86-87. Exhibition catalogue. Istanbul, 1997.
Stalke 1987-1997. Copenhagen: Stalke Galleri, 1997.

Truce: Echoes of Art in an Age of Endless Conclusions. Edited by Janine Sieja. Exhibition catalogue. Santa Fe: SITE Santa Fe, 1997.



Film Documentary


Olafur Eliasson: Space is Process. Produced for JJ Film by Jacob Jørgensen and Mads Jørgensen. Directed by Henrik Lundø and Jacob Jørgensen. Edited by Henrik Lundø. Copenhagen: JJ Film, 2010.



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