Anish Kapoor

Anish Kapoor is an internationally celebrated Indian-born artist. His work has been exhibited all around the world, including one-man shows at Tate and the Hayward Gallery in London, the MCA San Diego, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa and the Guggenheim in Bilbao, New York and Berlin. In 2008, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston exhibited Kapoor's first U.S. mid-career survey. In 2010, Kapoor retrospective exhibitions were held at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) in New Delhi and Mumbai’s Mehboob Studio. In 2011 Kapoor had a solo touring exhibition with the Arts Council, part of their "Flashback " series of shows. He has taught at the Wolverhampton Polytechnic and was artist in residence at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. He was the recipient of the Premio Duemila at the Venice Biennale in 1990, the Turner Prize in 1991 and in 2002 received the Unilever Commission for the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern. He has been awarded Honorary Fellowships at the London Institute, Leeds University and the Royal Institute of British Architects. Anish Kapoor was elected a Royal Academician in 1999 and in 2003 he was made a Commander of the British Empire. In 2011 he was made a Commander in the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and was awarded the Japanese Praemium Imperiale. His works are collected by major museums worldwide. He was awarded a Knighthood in 2013 for services to visual arts.