Anish Kapoor. Ph: Gautier Deblonde







Anish Kapoor is considered one of the most influential sculptors working today. He was born in Mumbai in 1954 and lives and works in London. He studied at Hornsey College of Art (1973–77) followed by postgraduate studies at Chelsea School of Art, London (1977–78).

Recent solo exhibitions include Parque de la Memoria, Buenos Aires (2017); Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma (MUAC), Rome (2016); Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC), Mexico City (2016); Château de Versailles, France (2015); The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, Moscow (2015); Sakıp Sabancı Museum, Istanbul (2013); Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (2013); Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2012); Leviathan, Grand Palais, Paris (2011); and the Royal Academy of Arts, London (2009). Permanent commissions include Cloud Gate (2004) for the Millennium Park in Chicago; Temenos (2010) in Middlesbrough; Orbit for the London 2012 Olympic Park, and Ark Nova (2013), the world’s first inflatable mobile concert hall, Japan.

Anish Kapoor represented Britain at the 44th Venice Biennale (1990), for which he was awarded the Premio Duemila and won the Turner Prize in 1991. He was elected Royal Academician in 1999, awarded the Premium Imperiale in 2011 and the Padma Bhushan in 2012. In 2013 he received a knighthood for services to the arts, and in 2017 was named the Genesis Prize Laureate.