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Studio Olafur Eliasson team


Sebastian Behmann, head of design & development
Caroline Eggel, head of exhibitions & production
Anna Engberg-Pedersen, head of research & communications

Cristina Artola, colour experiments
Alexander Barta, colour experiments
Thomas Blumtritt-Hanisch, prototyping & production
Marco Antonio Bocardo Fuentes, general assistance
Christine Bette Bopp, prototyping & production
Alice Broughton, research & communications
Sylvain Brugier, colour experiments
Jan Bünnig, prototyping & production
Odey Curbelo, colour experiments
Rhea D'Silva, design & development
Heide Deigert, prototyping & production
Taylor Dover, design & development
Jesper Dyrehauge, prototyping & production
Martin Enoch, research & communications
Sophie Erlund, documentation
Thilo Frank, film & photo production
María del Pilar García Ayensa, documentation, prototyping & production
Fiona Gannon, research & communications support Geoffrey Garrison, research & communications
Celina Gonzalez Sueyro, prototyping & production
Yolande Gouws, design & development
Jennifer Hauger, design & development
Frank Haugwitz, design & development
Anders Hellsten Nissen, prototyping & production
Petter Hoff, design & development support
Kathrine Holm, design & development support Erik Huber, prototyping & production
Jöran Imholze, prototyping & production
Asako Iwama, food research, gardening & cooking
Holger Jenal, prototyping & production
Ruben Jódar, design & development
Biljana Joksimovic-Große, research & communications
Miriam Jung, office management
Sharron Ping Jen Lee, design & development
Lars Lubnau, prototyping & production
Roger Kaiser, prototyping & production
Britta Kampe, office management

Anja Gerstmann, head of finances
Felix Tristan Hallwachs, director of Little Sun
Florian Hollunder, personal assistant to Olafur Eliasson

Natalie Patricia Koerner, design & development
Kristina Köper, research & communications
Kimberly Susan Kraczon, prototyping & production
Camilla Kragelund, research & communications
Anna Kreutzträger, research & communications
David de Larrea Remiro, film production
Riccardo Mariano, design & development
Daniel Massey, research & communications
Lauren Maurer, food research, gardening & cooking
Jan Mennicke, research, logistics & supply
Andreas Meyer, prototyping & production
Niel Meyer, design & development
Reinhard Ostendorf, design & development
Marc Pätzold, prototyping & production
Roza Plater-Zyberk, prototyping & production
Jan Plater-Zyberk, prototyping & production
Kathryn Politis, research & communications
Phillip C. Reiner, design & development
Petra Rickhof, finances
Sharman Riegger, prototyping & production
Bettina Roeder, prototyping & production
Vina Rostomyan, research & communications
Kerstin Schmidt, design & development
Annegret Seifert, colour experiments
Natalia Sookias, film & photo production support
Alcuin Stevenson, system administration
William Stewart, research & communications support
Ramona Taterra, prototyping & production
Caspar Anton Teichgräber, design & development
Lisa Tiedje, design & development
Myriam Thomas, design & development
Einar Thorsteinn, geometry research & development
Montse Torredà Martí, cooking
Christian Uchtmann, prototyping & production
Kajana Wagner, exhibitions & production
Matt Willard, prototyping & production
Brigitta Witt, finances
Alexander Zerning, prototyping & production


Eric Ellingsen, co-director
Christina Werner, co-director

Vera von Lehsten, office management
Felix Meyer, film documentation
Nicholas Fox Ricciardi, office management

Felix Tristan Hallwachs, director
Signe Glahn, deputy director
Andrea Heuer, sales management
Anna Eschner, office management & finance
Lea Marschall, office assistance
Cara Cotner, copywriting & social media
Jai McKenzie, project management
Arianna Kaiser, marketing & press support
Rabea Koss, marketing & press support
John Hearne, graphic design
Stephan Stamm, supply chain management
Mason Huffine, Africa business & sales manager
Samuel Dansette, Africa business & sales manager


About the Studio


From a small team in 1995, when Eliasson first moved to Berlin, Studio Olafur Eliasson has slowly grown to its current structure in response to the possibility of generating a wide range of projects. The studio now consists of a team of about 70 people, from craftsmen and specialised technicians, to architects, artists, archivists and art historians, cooks, and administrators. They work with Eliasson to experiment, develop, produce, and install artworks, projects, and exhibitions, as well as archiving, communicating, and contextualising his work. Additional to the artworks realised in-house, Eliasson and his studio contract structural engineers and other specialists, and collaborate with curators, cultural practitioners, and scientists. Located in the same building as the studio, the Institut für Raumexperimente (Institute for Spatial Experiments), founded by Olafur Eliasson in 2009, investigates new approaches to arts education on a university level. The research project is affiliated with the visual arts department of the Berlin University of the Arts and runs for five years until spring 2014.

// Alex Coles, “Studio Olafur Eliasson.”
In The Transdisciplinary Studio, Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2012.

// Philip Ursprung, “From Observer to Participant: In Olafur Eliasson’s Studio” & interview from “S” chapter.
In Studio Olafur Eliasson: An Encyclopedia. Cologne: Taschen, 2008.

// Caroline Jones, “The Server / User Mode.”
Artforum International, October 2007.

camera obscura

Video documentation of Camera obscura, 1999, as installed at Studio Olafur Eliasson, Berlin in 2012.
Video: Shehrezad Maher


Life is space


Almost annually since 2006, Studio Olafur Eliasson has hosted a get-together called Life is space (formerly Life in space). For this day-long event, scientists, artists, scholars, dancers, theorists, spatial practitioners, and movement experts come together with the Institut für Raumexperimente participants and the studio team to share, discuss, present, and experiment. These meetings are only loosely planned in advance and are largely left to intuition and serendipity.


Life is space 4
17 June 2011
Studio Olafur Eliasson, Berlin


Tor Norretranders at Life is space 4
17 June 2011
Studio Olafur Eliasson, Berlin
Excerpt from forthcoming film by Tomas Gislason


Life is space 4 documents the event of the same name that was organised at Studio Olafur Eliasson on 17 June 2011. Conceived by Olafur Eliasson in collaboration with Graphic Thought Facility and Peter Saville, the publication employs a special randomisation principle to make each book in this limited edition a unique object.


Life in Space 3
09 May 2008
Studio Olafur Eliasson, Berlin

// Symposium video in full

// Download publication (PDF / 14 MB)
// Publication information


Life in Space 2
22 June 2007
Studio Olafur Eliasson, Berlin


Life in Space 1
29 June 2006
Studio Olafur Eliasson, Berlin


TYT (Take Your Time)


An in-house production, TYT (Take Your Time) presents current research and projects by Olafur Eliasson and the studio in the format of an intermittently recurring magazine, with an emphasis on the process of developing and testing ideas and artworks.



TYT Vol. 3: Driftwood documents the artwork Berliner Treibholz, 2009–10, in which logs of driftwood taken from the shores of Iceland were scattered throughout the city of Berlin as part of Olafur Eliasson’s exhibition Innen Stadt Aussen at Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, in 2010. The sequence of black-and-white photographs creates a sense of movement through the city and guides the experience of leafing through the book.

Published by Studio Olafur Eliasson, November 2010
Edited by Olafur Eliasson
Design by Heimann und Schwantes, Berlin
© 2010 Olafur Eliasson

// Download publication (PDF / 14 MB)
// Publication information



TYT Vol. 2: Printed Matter collects all publications made by Olafur Eliasson and the studio between 1997 and 2009 and reframes them in a book that questions how to make a book about books. TYT 2 was printed on the occasion of the exhibition Mediare l’esperienza: i libri di Olafur Eliasson, curated by Luca Cerizza as part of the Artelibro Art Book Festival in 2009, in which all of Eliasson’s books were displayed at the library of Università di Bologna. TYT 2 includes an introduction by Cerizza and a discussion with Olafur Eliasson.

Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, and Studio Olafur Eliasson 2009
Concept by Olafur Eliasson, Luca Cerizza, Caroline Eggel, Michael Heimann, Hendrik Schwantes
Design by Heimann und Schwantes, Berlin
© 2009 Olafur Eliasson

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TYT Vol. 1: Small Spatial Experiments gives insight into a selection of projects, most of which were under development at Studio Olafur Eliasson in late 2006 and early 2007.

Published by Studio Olafur Eliasson, November 2007
Design by Studio Olafur Eliasson, Michael Heimann
Video and editing by Studio Olafur Eliasson
© 2007-08 Olafur Eliasson

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// Publication information