Anish Kapoor

Born 1954 in Bombay (now Mumbai), India. Lives and works in London. Studied at Hornsey College of Art (1973-77) and the graduate program of Chelsea School of Art and Design, London (1977-78). Combining European modernism with Asian perspectives, such as those of Buddhism and Indian philosophy, he produces sculptural works with simplified forms and unique materials, in which opposing concepts such as fiction and reality and yin and yang coexist. Kapoor represented the UK at the 44th Venice Biennale (1990) and won the Premio Duemila Prize. He won the British Turner Prize in 1991 and the Japanese Praemium Imperiale in 2011, and in 2013 he was knighted in the UK for his contributions to culture and the arts. Recent major solo exhibitions include “Anish Kapoor chez Le Corbusier” (Couvent de la Tourette, Éveux; the Palace of Versailles, 2015) and “Anish Kapoor in Beppu”, Oita, 2018. Permanently installed commissioned works include ArcelorMittal Orbit (2012) in Queen Elizabeth II Olympic Park, London, and Ark Nova (2013), the world’s first portable, inflatable concert hall.