Anish Kapoor

  • View large image Untitled, 1987

    Anish Kapoor, Untitled, 1987 Papier mâché and paint on paper 45.5 x 61 x 4.5 cm Photo: Sophie Baker

Anish Kapoor (b. 1954, Bombay) lives and works in London. Over the past thirty years he has exhibited extensively with solo shows at venues including: Kunsthalle Basel; Tate; Hayward Gallery; Reina Sofia, Madrid; CAPC in Bordeaux; Haus der Kunst, Munich; MAK, Vienna and Deutsche Guggenheim. In 2009 he was the first living artist to have a solo exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Since 2011–2012 he has had a solo touring exhibition with the Arts Council, part of their Flashback series and other international solo shows have included Pinchuck Art Centre, Kiev; De Pont Museum, Tilburg; MCA, Sydney and Leeum, Samsung Museum or Art, Seoul. He has participated in many group shows including those at Whitechapel Art Gallery, Serpentine Gallery in London, Documenta IX in Kassel, Moderna Museet in Stockholm and Jeu de Paume and Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. He represented Britain at the Paris Biennale in 1982 and at the Venice Biennale in 1990, where he was awarded the ‘Premio Duemila’. Kapoor won the Turner Prize in 1991 and received the prestigious Unilever Commission for the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern in 2002. He was awarded Honorary Fellowships by the London Institute and Leeds University (1997), University of Wolverhampton (1999), the Royal Institute of British Architects (2001) and University of Oxford in 2014. Kapoor was elected Royal Academician in 1999 and in 2003 was awarded a CBE. In 2011 he was awarded the Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters and the Premium Imperiale. In 2012 he was awarded the Padma Bhushan, and was knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in Summer 2013.

Kapoor is represented by the Lisson Gallery, London; Gladstone Gallery, New York; Regen Projects, Los Angeles; Kukje Gallery, Seoul, SCAI the Bathhouse, Tokyo; Galleria Continua and Galleria Massimo Minini, Italy and Kamel Mennour, Paris.

Last updated: 20.02.2015

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