Anish Kapoor

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Anish Kapoor was born in Bombay in 1954. In the 70s he moved to London, where he now lives and works. In
the last thirty years his work has been shown in some of the world’s most important museums and institutions.
He has had solo shows at the Kunsthalle in Basel, the Tate Gallery and Hayward Gallery in London, the Reina
Sofia Museum in Madrid, the CAPC in Bordeaux, the CCBB Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil in Brasilia, Rio de
Janeiro and São Paulo, and, more recently, in the Haus der Kunst in Munich and the Royal Academy in London.
In 2010 he showed his work for the first time in India, with solo exhibitions at the National Gallery of Modern
Art in New Delhi and the Mehboob Studios in Mumbai. The artist has also taken part in many group exhibitions
in venues such as the Serpentine Gallery in London, documenta IX in Kassel, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm,
the Centre Georges Pompidou, Louvre and Grand Palais in Paris, and the Guggenheim in Berlin, New York and
Bilbao. The artist’s works are housed in many public and private collections, including MoMA in New York and
Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Well-known and acclaimed commissions by Kapoor in recent years include
Marsyas (Tate Modern Turbine Hall, London), Cloud Gate (Millennium Park, Chicago), Underground (medieval
tower of Sant’Agostino, Arte Continua, San Gimignano) and Earth Cinema (Arte Pollino un altro sud con Arte
Continua, Basilicata). Kapoor won the Premio Duemila award at the Venice Biennale in 1990 and the Turner
Prize in 1991. He received an honorary fellowship from the London Institute in 1997 and a CBE in 2003. Since
2001 he has been an honorary member of the Royal Institute of British Architecture.