Anish Kapoor

Anish Kapoor (b. 1954) is a British-Indian sculptor, mainly famed for his installation art. Originally exhibiting as part of the New British Sculpture art scene, he has had many solo exhibitions worldwide, including at the Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain and the Guggenheim Museums in Bilbao, New York and Berlin. His 2009 show at the Royal Academy, London, United Kingdom was, at the time, the most successful exhibition ever held by a living artist in the city.

He has won many prizes, including and the Premio Duemila Prize at the Venice Biennale in 1990 the Turner Prize the following year. Notable works include ArcelorMittal Orbit, (2012) and Cloud Gate (2006).

In recognition of his work, he has been rewarded with the Padma Bhushan by the Indian Government, a knighthood in 2013 for his services to visual arts, and an honorary doctorate from the University of Oxford (2014).

He donated an Edition of 'Omo' (2019) to Art of Wishes in 2021.

Portrait of Anish Kapoor, © Peter Lindbergh

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  • Area: Artist