b. 1954, India; lives and works in London
1977-1978 Chelsea School of Art
1973-1977 Hornsey College of Art
Anish Kapoor is considered one of the most influential sculptors working today. He represented Great Britain at the 44th Biennale di Venezia (1990), for which he was awarded the Premio Duemila, and is also a winner of the Turner Prize (1991). In 2013 he received a knighthood for services to the arts. Kapoor is perhaps most famous for public sculptures that are both adventurous in form and feats of engineering: concave or convex mirrors that attract and swallow the viewer; recesses carved in stone and pigmented so as to disappear. These voids and protrusions reference deep-felt metaphysical polarities of presence and absence, concealment and revelation.
Recent solo exhibitions include: Museu de Arte Contemporânea Serralves, Porto (2018); Parque de la Memoria, Buenos Aires (2017); Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma (MACRO), (2016); Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC), Mexico City (2016) and Château de Versailles, France (2015). His permanent commissions can be seen worldwide, including: Cloud Gate (2004) for the Millennium Park in Chicago; Temenos (2010), Middlesbrough; Orbit (2012) in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London and Ark Nova (2013), the world’s first inflatable mobile concert hall in Japan.