Anish Kapoor  (Indian, 1954) 

Anish Kapoor (Indian, b.1954) is regarded as one of the most prominent British sculptors of his generation. He first gained critical recognition for his work in the 1980s; Kapoor is well known for his intense, almost spiritual, outdoor and indoor site-specific works in which he marries a Modernist sense of pure materiality with a fascination for the manipulation of form and the perception of space. Kapoor, who was born in Bombay and moved to London in the 1970s to study art, first worked on abstract and organic sculptures using fundamental natural materials such as granite, limestone, marble, pigment and plaster. His sculptures extend formal minimalistic precepts through catching the viewer’s attention with rich colors, sensuously refined surfaces, and optical effects of depth and dimension.

Since the mid-1990s, Kapoor has explored the notion of the void by creating works that seem to recede into the distance, disappear into walls or floors, or otherwise destabilize assumptions about the physical world. Through transforming properties of objects and materials, Kapoor’s recent work increasingly blurs the boundaries between architecture, design and art. He received great critical attention in the United States for Cloud Gate, a permanent 110-ton sculpture of polished stainless steel created for Chicago’s Millennium Park in 2006, and for Sky Mirror, a 35-foot-diameter concave mirror shown in the same year at Rockefeller Center in New York. Kapoor has reached international status, with solo exhibitions at venues around the world, such as the Tate or Hayward Gallery in London, Kunsthalle Basel, the Haus der Kunst in Munich, or the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. He represented Britain at the Venice Biennale in 1990, and received the Turner Prize in the following year. Kapoor’s work can be found in collections worldwide, notably in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Modern in London, the Prada Art Foundation in Milan, and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. He is represented by various galleries including Leslie Sacks Contemporary in Santa Monica, CA and Grosvenor Gallery in London.

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Anish Kapoor, Turning the World


Anish Kapoor
Turning the World

Auction: Apr 28, 2014
Phillips New York
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Anish Kapoor, Untitled


Anish Kapoor

Gallery Delaive
Anish Kapoor, Untitled Triptych


Anish Kapoor
Untitled Triptych

Zane Bennett Contemporary Art
Anish Kapoor, Shadows I


Anish Kapoor
Shadows I

Senior & Shopmaker Gallery
Anish Kapoor, Wounds & Absent Objects


Anish Kapoor
Wounds & Absent Objects

Lorena Ruiz de Villa
Anish Kapoor, Untitled (15 ETCHINGS)


Anish Kapoor
Untitled (15 ETCHINGS)
Lorena Ruiz de Villa
Anish Kapoor, Untitled (15 ETCHINGS)


Anish Kapoor
Untitled (15 ETCHINGS)

Lorena Ruiz de Villa
Anish Kapoor, Kubi Series


Anish Kapoor
Kubi Series

Lorena Ruiz de Villa
Anish Kapoor, Non-Object (Spire)


Anish Kapoor
Non-Object (Spire)

Gladstone Gallery
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Anish Kapoor, Untitled No.5


Anish Kapoor
Untitled No.5, 1988


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Anish Kapoor, Untitled No.8


Anish Kapoor
Untitled No.8, 1988


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Anish Kapoor, Untitled


Anish Kapoor
Untitled, 2002
color etching w/aquatint


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1954   Born in Bombay, India
1973 - 1977   Hornsey College of Art, London, UK
1977 - 1978   Chelsea School of Art, London, UK
1979   Taught at Wolverhampton Polytechnic, Wolverhampton, UK
1982   Artist in Residence, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK
1990   Awarded Premio Duemila at the Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
1991   Turner Prize
1992   Awarded Premio Duemila at the Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
1997   Honorary Fellowship, London Institute, London, UK
2001   Honorary Fellowship, Royal Institute of British Architecture, London, UK
2003   Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE)
  Lives in London, UK
2013   DYNAMO, Un siècle de lumière et de mouvement dans l'art 1913-2013, Grand Palais, Galeries Nationales, Paris, France
2012   Anish Kapoor, Lisson Gallery, London, UK (solo)
2009   Anish Kapoor, The Royal Academy, London, UK (solo)
Shooting into the Corner, MAK, Vienna, Austria
Blood Relations, Fabrica, Brighton, UK
Memory, Guggenheim, New York, NY
Anish Kapoor: New Works, Lisson Gallery, London
2008   Anish Kapoor: Memory, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany (solo)
In-I Akram Khan and Juliette Binoche, National Theatre, London, UK (solo)
Anish Kapoor, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, South Korea(solo)
Anish Kapoor, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
Place/No Place: Anish Kapoor in Architecture, Royal Institute of British Architects, London, UK (solo)
Anish Kapoor, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
For What We Are About To Receive, Gagosian Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Blood on Paper- the Art of the Book, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
2007   Anish Kapoor – Svayambh, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany (solo)
Anish Kapoor, Galleria Continua, Beijing, China (solo)
Anish Kapoor – Svayambh, Musee des Beaux-Arts, Nantes, France (solo)
Anish Kapoor. Works on Paper, Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2006   Anish Kapoor, Lisson Gallery, London, UK (solo)
Sky Mirror, Rockefeller Center, (Public Art Fund), New York, NY (solo)
Anish Kapoor, Ascension, BBCC, Rio de Janeiro (solo)
Anish Kapoor, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
My Red Homeland, CAC Malaga, Spain (solo)
2005   Japanese Mirrors, SCAI, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
2004   Whiteout, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Cloud Gate, Chicago Millennium Park, Chicago, IL (solo)
Anish Kapoor, Massimo Minini Gallery, Brescia, Italy (solo)
Melancholia, MAC Grand-Hornu, Belgium (solo)
2003   Painting, Lisson Gallery, London, UK (solo)
Kukje Gallery, Seoul, South Korea (solo)
Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy (solo)
Idomeneo, Glyndebourne (set design) (solo)
My Red Homeland Kunsthaus, Bregenz, Austria; National Archaeological Museum, Naples, Italy (solo)
2002   Anish Kapoor, Marsyas, 3rd Unilever Commission for the Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London, UK (solo)
2001   Barbara Gladstone, New York, NY (solo)
Taidehalli, Helsinki, Finland (solo)
2000   Taratantara, installation, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, London; Piazza del Plebiscito, Naples, Italy (solo)
Blood Solid, fig-1, London, UK (solo)
The Edge of the World, permanent installation, Axel Vervoordt Kanal, Wijnegem, Belgium (solo)
Blood, Lisson Gallery, London, UK (solo)
Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1999   Museé d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France (solo)
Scai The Bathhouse, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
1998   Hayward Gallery, London, UK (solo)
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Anish Kapoor, Lisson Gallery, London, UK (solo)
1996   Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy (solo)
Kunst-Station St Peter, Cologne, Germany (solo)
1995   Lisson Gallery, London, UK (solo)
De Pont Foundation for Contemporary Art, Tilburg, The Netherlands (solo)
1994   Echo, Kohji Ogura Gallery, Nagoya, Japan (solo)
1993   Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel (solo)
1992 - 1993   San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA (traveled to Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IW; The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada; The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada) (solo)
1991   Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain, organized in cooperation with The British Council (solo)
Anish Kapoor, Kunstverein, Hannover, Germany (solo)
1990 - 1991   Anish Kapoor Drawings, Tate Gallery, London, UK (solo)
Le Magasin, Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France (solo)
1990   Anish Kapoor, XLIV Biennale di Venezia, British Pavilion, Venice, Italy (solo)
1986   Anish Kapoor: Recent Sculpture and Drawings, University Gallery, Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (solo)
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway (solo)
1985   Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland (solo)
1984   Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
1982   Lisson Gallery, London, UK (solo)
1980   Patrice Alexandre, Paris, France (solo)
  Musee d'Art Contemporain de Lyon, France
  Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Trento, Italy
  Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX
  Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
  Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
  Reina Sofía National Museum, Madrid, Spain
  Tate Gallery, London, UK
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
  Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
  Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
  Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy
  Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
  De Pont Foundation for Contemporary Art, The Netherlands
  Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
  Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, MA
  MAXXI Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo, Rome, Italy
2008    Crone, Rainer and Alexandra Von Stosch. Anish Kapoor, Svayambh. New York, London: Prestel, 2008 (catalogue)
Baume N., Jacob, M. J. and Partha Mitter. Anish Kapoor: Past, Present, Future. The Institute of Contempory Art. Boston: MIT Press, 2008 (catalogue)
Anish Kapoor: Memory. New York: Guggenheim Museums Publications, 2008 (catalogue)
2007    Svayambh, Anish Kapoor. Nantes, France: Fage editions and Musée des Beaux- Arts de Nantes, 2007 (catalogue)
2006    Frances, Fernando and Angela Molina. Anish Kapoor, My Red Homeland. Malaga, Spain: CAC Malaga, 2007 (catalogue)
2005    Lewison, Jeremy and Laurent Busine. Anish Kapoor, Drawings. Koln, Germany: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig, 2005 (catalogue)
2004    Vidler, Anthony. Anish Kapoor, Whiteout. Milan: Charta, 2004 (catalogue)