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Olafur Eliasson (IS/DK), born in 1967, works in a wide range of media, including installation, painting, sculpture, and photography. Since 1997, his critically acclaimed solo shows have appeared in major museums around the world, such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; and the Venice Biennale. Eliasson’s projects in public space include The New York City Waterfalls, 2008, and Cirkelbroen (The Circle Bridge), Copenhagen, Denmark, 2015. Established in 1995, his Berlin studio numbers today about ninety craftsmen, specialised technicians, architects, archivists, administrators, and cooks. In July 2011, Eliasson hosted the “How to Train Compassion” seminar, conceived and developed by Prof. Dr Tania Singer, at his studio in Berlin. Together with engineer Frederik Ottesen, in 2012 Eliasson founded Little Sun, a social business that produces the Little Sun solar lamp for use in off-grid communities and spreads awareness about the need to expand access to sustainable energy to all.