Red, of course, is the colour of the interior of our bodies.
In a way it's inside out, red.
—Anish Kapoor

The dimensional presence of Anish Kapoor's untitled triptych defies its intimate scale as a work on paper. Forms emerge from the darkness in the images to conjure the theme of the void often found in his sculptures and installations. They mesmerize the eye as the geometric yet organic shapes seem to recede, hover, and float. The red pigment in the etchings is also a familiar element of Kapoor's art, the corporeal and visceral saturation further animating the two-dimensional medium.

Anish Kapoor is known primarily as a sculptor of monumental works which are filled with movement. That sensation is realized visually in the use of reflective, curved materials and literally with swirling water or devices hurling red pigmented wax. The scope of his work links cutting edge feats of engineering with a primordial visual language, transcending time and cultures to bring the viewer to a contemplative place with the art and surroundings.


Born in Bombay, India, 1954
Lives and works in London


Hornsey College of Art, London, 1973-77
Chelsea School of Art, London, 1977-78

Solo Exhibitions

Anish Kapoor, Regen Projects, Los Angeles

Anish Kapoor, Sakip Sabanci Museum, Istanbul 
Anish Kapoor, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin

Anish Kapoor, Gladstone Gallery, London
Anish Kapoor, Leeum – Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Anish Kapoor, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
Anish Kapoor, Lisson Gallery, New York
Flashback: Anish Kapoor, Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, England
Anish Kapoor, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev
Anish Kapoor, De Pont Foundation for Contemporary Art, Tilburg, the Netherlands

Anish Kapoor: Flashback, Nottingham Castle Museum, Nottingham, England
MONUMENTA 2011: Leviathan, Grand Palais, Paris
Anish Kapoor, Chapelle des Petits-Augustins, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris
 Anish Kapoor: Dirty Corner, La Fabbrica del Vapore and Rotonda di Via Besana, Milan, Italy
Ascension, Basilica San Giorgio, Venice, Italy
Anish Kapoor: Flashback, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland
Anish Kapoor: Almost Nothing, Kamel Mennour, Paris
Between Shit and Architecture, Galerie Karmel Mennour, Chapelle des Petits Augustins Beaux-Arts de Paris
Anish Kapoor, Rotunda della Besana, Milan

Anish Kapoor, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi
Anish Kapoor, Mehboob Studios, Mumbai, India
Shadow III, Greenfield Sacks Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Turning the World Upside Down: Anish Kapoor in Kensington Gardens, Kensington Gardens, London
Anish Kapoor, Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain
Anish Kapoor, MIMA, Middlesborough
Anish Kapoor, SCAI the Bathhouse
Anish Kapoor, Galleria Massimo Minini

Anish Kapoor: Shooting into the Corner, MAK Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna
Anish Kapoor, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Anish Kapoor: New Works, Lisson Gallery, London
Anish Kapoor Drawings, Regen Projects, Los Angeles

Anish Kapoor: Past, Present, Future, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Anish Kapoor, Gladstone Gallery, New York
Place; No Place: Anish Kapoor in Architecture, Royal Institute of British Architecture
Anish Kapoor, Kukje Gallery, Seoul
Anish Kapoor: Memory, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin [traveled to: Solomon R.
 Guggenheim, New York (2009)]
Anish Kapoor, Islamic Mirror Sarq al-Andalus Hall, Museum of the Monasterio de Santa Clara, Murcia

Anish Kapoor, Galleria Continua, Beijing
Anish Kapoor: Works on Paper, Gladstone Gallery, New York
Anish Kapoor, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
Anish Kapoor: Svayambh, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, France

Sky Mirror, Public Art Fund, Rockefeller Center, New York
Anish Kapoor, Lisson Gallery, London
Anish Kapoor. Ascension, Centro Cultural Banco Do Brasil, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil [traveled to: Centro Cultural Banco Do Brasil, Brasilia; Centro Cultural Banco Do Brasil, São Paulo, Brazil]

Japanese Mirrors, Shiraishi Contemporary Art, Tokyo

Whiteout, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
Anish Kapoor, Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy
Anish Kapoor, Le Grand-Hornu, Boussu, Belgium

Anish Kapoor, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples, Italy
My Red Homeland, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria [traveled to: Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Malaga, Spain (2006)]
Painting, Lisson Gallery, London
Anish Kapoor, Kukje Gallery, Seoul
Anish Kapoor, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy

Anish Kapoor: Marsyas, Unilever Commission for the Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London

Anish Kapoor, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
Anish Kapoor, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Helsinki

Blood, Lisson Gallery, London
Blood Solid, fig-1, London
Anish Kapoor, Regen Projects, Los Angeles
The Edge of the World, permanent installation at Axel Vervoordt Kanaal, Wijnegem, Belgium

Anish Kapoor, Galeria Andre Viana, Porto, Portugal
Anish Kapoor, SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo
Taratantara, Anish Kapoor, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK

Anish Kapoor, CAPC, Musee d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Anish Kapoor, Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy
Anish Kapoor, Lisson Gallery, London
Anish Kapoor, Hayward Gallery, London
Her Blood, La Chapelle de la Salpêtrière, Paris
Anish Kapoor, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
Dobre Espacio, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela

Anish Kapoor, Galerie Lucien Durand, Paris

Anish Kapoor, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Um Fontana, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
Anish Kapoor, Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy
Anish Kapoor, Lisson Gallery, London
Anish Kapoor, Kunst-Station St. Peter, Cologne, Germany
Anish Kapoor. Sculptures, Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, Turku, Finland
Anish Kapoor. Two Sculptures, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Gourd Project 1993-95, Freddie Fong Contemporary Art, San Francisco

Anish Kapoor, Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy
Anish Kapoor, Lisson Gallery, London
Anish Kapoor, De Pont, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Gourd, Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo

Anish Kapoor, Stuart Regen Gallery, Los Angeles
Anish Kapoor, Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, Ljubljana
Echo, Kohji Ogura Gallery, Nagoya, Japan  

Anish Kapoor, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
Anish Kapoor, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
Sculptures, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
Anish Kapoor, Lisson Gallery, London

Anish Kapoor, San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, California [traveled to: Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; The Power Plant, Toronto]
Anish Kapoor, Stuart Regen Gallery, Los Angeles
Anish Kapoor, Galeria Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid

Anish Kapoor, Kunstverein Hannover, Hanover, Germany
Anish Kapoor, Palacio de Velazquez, Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid
Anish Kapoor & Ban Chiang, Feuerle, Cologne, Germany
The 6th Japan Ushimado International Art Festival, Ushimado, Japan
Palacio de Velazquez, Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid (organized in cooperation with The British Council)

Drawings, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
Anish Kapoor, Drawings, Tate Gallery, London
Anish Kapoor, (in collaboration with the British Council) Le Magasin, Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France
Anish Kapoor, XLIV Biennale di Venezia, British Pavilion, Venice

Anish Kapoor, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
Anish Kapoor: Sculpture Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
Anish Kapoor: Recent Sculpture and Drawings, University Gallery, Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts
Sensual Transcendence: The Sculpture of Anish Kapoor, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, New York

Lisson Gallery, London
Anish Kapoor, Kunsthalle, Basel [travelled to: Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands]

Anish Kapoor, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York

Anish Kapoor: Beeldhouwwerken Galerie 't Venster, Rotterdam (organized by the Rotterdam Arts Council)
Feeling into Form Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK [travelled to: Le Nouveau Musee, Villeurbanne/Lyon, France.
Lisson Gallery, London

Anish Kapoor, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK
Lisson Gallery, London

Anish Kapoor, Coracle Press, London

Anish Kapoor, Patrice Alexandre

Selected Group Exhibitions:

Whorles Explorations, Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi, India
A Secret Affair: Selections from the Fuhrman Family Collection, The Contemporary Austin, Austin
Making Links: 25 Years, SCAI the Bathhouse, Tokyo

Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital, Museum of Arts and Design, New York

Landscape and Light, Storm King Art Center, New York
Ashes and Gold, A World’s Journey, Marta Herford, Herford, Germany
Prism. Drawings from 1990 to 2012, Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo
Lux Perpetua, Kamel Mennour, Paris, 26th March – 26th May, 2012
Klein/Byars/Kapoor, Musee d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain, Nice, France [travelled to: ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Åarhus, Denmark

Made in the UK: Contemporary Art from the Richard Brown Baker Collection, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence
Fondazione Prada at Ca’ Corner della Regina, Venice, Italy
with one color…, Van de Weghe Fine Art, New York
Black Swan, Regen Projects, Los Angeles
Watercolour, Tate Britain, London
TRA: Edge of Becoming, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy
Venice Fondazione Prada, Ca’ Corner della Regina, Venice, Italy
Summer Exhibition 2011, Royal Academy of Arts, London
 Picasso to Koons: The Artist as Jeweler, Museum of Arts and Design, New York
Silent Echoes: Collection Exhibition I, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
 Roots in the Air, Branches Below: Modern and Contemporary Art from India, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California
 By Design and By Chance, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Ontario
Dojima River Biennale 2011, Dojima River Forum, Osaka, Japan
Absolute Installation, The Museum of Contemporary Art/Museet for Samtidskunst, Oslo

5 Oeuvres Majeures, La Galerie de France, Paris
Arctic Lights, Dorfman Projects, New York
Sexuality and Transcendence, Pinchuk Art Center, Kiev
BAROCK – Art, Science, Faith and Technology in the Contemporary Age, Museo D'Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina, Naples, Italy
Rudolf Steiner and Contemporary Art, Wolfsburg Museum, Wolfsburg, Germany [travelled to: Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany; DOX, Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague]
ColorForms, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Itinéraires de l’élégance entre l’Orient et l’Occident, Villa Empain, Boghossian Foundation, Brussels
Outside the Box,  Edition Jacob Samuel, 1988-2010, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Drawing to form: Art from the Weltkunst Collection Irish Museum of Modern            
Art, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland
Contemplating the Void, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

Marble, Gagosian Gallery, New York
Incidental Affairs: Contemporary Art of Transient states, Suntory Museum, Osaka, Japan 
Hundred Stories about Love,Japan 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
3rd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Garage Center of Contemporary Culture, Moscow
‘Barock’ Museo di Arte Contemporanea, Donna Regina, Naples, Italy

Blood on Paper, Victoria and Albert Museum, London  
Traces du sacré, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Blake’s Shadow, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, England
Ambiition of Art, Institut d’art contemporain, Lyon, France
‘For What We Are About To Receive’, Gagosian Gallery, Moscow

Makers and Modelers, Gladstone Gallery, New York
Köln Skulptur 4, Skulpturenpark, Cologne, Germany
Small Sculpture to Wear, Louisa Guinness Gallery, London
The Last Seduction: Welcome Surrender to Beauty, Carrie Secrist Galley, Chicago
Door Cycle, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York
Artempo, Lisson Gallery, La Biennale Di Venezia, Venice, Italy
One Colour, Galleria Continua, Beijing
Contrepoint III, The Louvre, Paris
Timer 01/Intimacy, Milan 

Sublime Embrace: Experiencing Consciousness in Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Surprise, Surprise, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
The Grand Promenade, Hellenic Ministry of Culture, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens
Il Buco, Pio Monte, Rome
The Expanded Eye, Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse, France
Asia Pacific Triennale, Queensland Art Gallery, Australia
The Sublime is Now, Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf, Switzerland
Sculpture, Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
How to Improve the World, Hayward Gallery, London
Super Vision, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Boston

Universal Experience: Art, Life, and the Tourist’s Eye, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Colour After Klein, Barbican Art Gallery, London
British Sculpture Show, Kunsthalle Wurth, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
God is Great, Venice, Italy
Arte all’Arte, San Gimignano, Italy

Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea
Lustwarande 04, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Arts and Architecture 1900-2000, Palazzo Ducale, Genoa, Italy
Pain; Passion, Compassion, Sensibility, The Science Museum, London
Kanazawa Museum

Anish Kapoor, Beaufort, Ostend, Belgium
Anish Kapoor, Himmelschwer, Graz, Austria [traveled to: institution Odense,
Ineffable Beauty, Kunsthalle Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany
Retrospectacle: 25 years of Collecting Modern and Contemporary Art, Denver Art Museum, Denver
Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered,Migros Museum [travelled to: Lanzia Centre for contemporary Art, Gdansk, Poland
Windstill, Cotthem Gallery, Brussels
As Heavy as Heaven, Landesmuseum Joannneum, Graz, Austria
Mind Space, Ho-Am Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Himmelschwer, Beaufort, Ostend, Belgium [travelled to Odense, Denmark]
In Good Form; Recent Sculpture from the Arts Council Collection, Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Yorkshire, UK
Fresh: Contemporary British Artists in Print, Edinburgh Printmakers, Scotland
Minimalism and More; Contemporary Art from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Minneapolis
Saved! 100 years of the National Art Collections Fund, Hayward Gallery, London

Blast to Freeze, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
Slip: Contemporary British and Dutch artists working with Ceramic, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, The Netherlands [traveled to: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts,
Norwich, England]
four women and one pregnant man visiting Oslo, Galleri MGM, Oslo 
No Object, No Subject, No Matter…, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
Kaash, collaborative dance production with Akram Kahn and Nitin Sawhney, Paris institution, Sandfield Theatre, Nottingham, England; Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland
Homage to Rudolf Schwarzkogler, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
this ain't no Tupperware, Kunststoff, Kortrijk and Herford, Belgium
Coulour White, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, England
Un ange passe; Seven Venues of Faith, Mrat, Switzerland
Remarks on Colour, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York
Work on Paper: Anish Kapoor, José Bedia, Richard Serra, Quint Contemporary Art, California, USA
Print Publisher Spotlight: The Lapis Press Barbara Krakow Gallery
Sphere. Loans from Invisible Museum, Sir John Soane’s Museum, London
Imagine You Are Standing Here In Front Of Me, The Caldic Collection in the Boijmans van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam

The Inward Eye: Transcendence in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, Texas
1951-2001 Made in Italy, Triennale, Palazzo dell'Arte, Milan, Italy
BO-01, Concepthaus, Malmö, Sweden
Drawings, Regen Projects, Los Angeles
Field Day: Sculpture from Britain, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei
Signatures of the Invisible, London Institute, London
1st Valencia Biennale, Valencia, Italy
Sculpture in the Close 2001, Jesus College, Cambridge
Artcité: when Montréal Turns into a Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Monréal, Canada
Sculpture Conemporaine: Œuvres de la Collection Frac Rhône-Alpes de l’Institut d’art contemporain, Substances, Lyon

Bluer, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago
Around 1984: a Look at the Eighties, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York
La beauté, Papal Palace, Avignon, France
A celebration of contemporary Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
Blue: Borrowed and New, New Walsall Museum, Walsall, England
Groenningen Exhibition 2000, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
Sinn und Sinnlichkeit, Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany
Lyon Biennale, Lyon, France
Vanitas: Meditations on Life and Death in Contemporary Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
Drawings 2000, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
London Road Gallery, Northwich, Liverpool
3rd Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai
À travers le miroir de Bonnard à Buren, Musée des Beaux Arts, Rouen, France

Prime, Dundee Contemporary Art, Dundee, Scotland
Shape of the Century, Salisbury’s Festival, Salisbury, England
Den Haag Sculptur 1999, The Hague, The Netherlands
Art Worlds in Dialogue, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Together: Artists in support for the homeless, The Passage House, London
Beauty- 25th Anniversary, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. [traveled to: Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany]
Retrace your steps: Remember Tomorrow: Artists at the Soane Museum, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Soane Museum, London

Then and Now, Lisson Gallery, London
Spatiotemporal - Works from the Collection, Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm
Wounds Between Democracy and Redemption in Contemporary Art, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
The Art of the 80s, Culturgest, Caixa Geral de Depositos, Lisbon
In Celebration, Part II: Highlights from the Collection of Contemporary Sculpture, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California
Towards Sculpture, Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon

Meditations, Madrasa Ibn Youssef, Marrakech, Morocco
Belladonna, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
Entgegen, Mausoleum am Dom, Graz, Austria
Follow Me, Britische Kunst an der Unterelbe, Stade, Germany institution
Arte Continua, Chiesa di San Giusto and Pinacoteca Civica, Volterra, Italy
Changing spaces, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit

1996  Cut, Cast, Assemble: Contemporary Sculpture from the Permanent Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
Betong, Malmö Konsthall, Malmo, Sweden
Gramercy International Art Fair, Los Angeles
Interzones, Uppsala Konstmuseum, Uppsala, Sweden
23rd International Biennial of São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Collections du Castello di Rivoli, Le Nouveau Musee, Villeurbanne, France
Un siecle de Sculpture Anglaise, Jeu de Paume, Paris
Dissonant Wounds: Zones of Display/Metaphors of Atrophy, Bard Center for Curatorial Studies and Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
Works on Paper from the Weltkunst Collection of British Art of the 80s and 90s, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
Anish Kapoor, Barry X Ball, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Anish Kapoor, Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, Ljubljana
Dessins and maquettes de sculpteurs/Drawings and maquettes by sculptors, Galerie Samuel Lallouz, Montreal
New Art on Paper 2, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Multiples, Galerie Lucien Durand

Ripple Across the Water, Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
Contemporary British Printmaking, The Paragon Press, 1986 – 1995, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut
Longing and Belonging, Faraway Nearby, Santa Fe Biennial, SITE Santa Fe Warehouse and the New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe
ARS 95: Helsinki, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
British Art of the 1980s - works from the Welt Kunst Collection, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
De Henry Moore os anos 90. Escultura britanica contemporanea, Auditorio de Glaicia, Santiago de Compostella, Spain
A Changing World - Fifty Years of Sculpture from the British Council Collection, Castle Riding Hall, Prague
Ideal Standard Summertime, Lisson Gallery, London
British Abstact Art Part II: Sculpture, Flowers East, London
Femmininmasculin. Le sexe de l'art, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
De Opening, De Pont Foundation for Contemporary Art, Tilburg, The Netherlands
A Changing World - Fifty Years of Sculpture from the British Council Collection, Castle Riding Hall, Prague

Drawing the Line Against AIDS, 45th Venice Biennale, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
Drawing on Sculpture, Cohen Gallery, New York
Anish Kapoor, Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, Ljubljana
Punishment and Decoration, Hohenthal und bergen, Cologne, Germany
Asian Art Now, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
Sculptor's Drawings, Tate Modern, London
Re Rebaudengo Sandretto Collection, institution (Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo) Sant’Antonino di Susa, Turin, Italy

Sculpture, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
Another World, Art Tower Mito, Mito, Ibaraki, Japan
Punti Dell'Arti, Italian Pavillion, 45th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Bio 93: State of Siege - Obidos Biennale, Obidos, Portugal
River Run, dance performance with Laurie Booth and Hans Kuhn, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
Magazin, Architectur Zentrum, Vienna
Body of Drawings, Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield, England
Art Against Aids, 45th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
British Sculpture from the Arts Council Collection, Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby, England
Anish Kapoor, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Cerco, Bienal Internacional de Óbidos, Portugal

Documenta 9, Kassel, Germany
The New British Sculpture, University of North Texas Art Gallery, Denton, Texas
Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
Rhizome, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands
Anish Kapoor, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam [solo?] [also: see 1993 – same show?]
Anish Kapoor and Janis Provisor New Editions, Crown Point Press, New York
Expo '92, Seville, Spain
Anish Kapoor invita Gary Woodley, Foro per l'Arte Contemporanea, Verona, Italy
New Voices, New Works for the British Council Collection, Albert Borschette Conference Centre, Brussels
De Opening, De Pont Foundation for Contemporary Art, Tilburg
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Anish Kapoor and Abstract Art in Asia, Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan  

The 1991 Turner Prize: An Exhibition of Work by the Four Shortlisted Artists, Tate Gallery, London
Masterworks from the Guggenheim Collection, Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid
Fragments, Frith Street Gallery, London
La Sculpture Contemporaine après 1970, Fondation Daniel Templon, Fréjus, France
Trans/Mission, Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö, Sweden
Made of Stone, Galerie Isy Brachot, Brussels
Gallery Shirakawa, Kyoto, Japan
Il Limite delle Cose nella Nuova scultura Inglese, Studio Oggetto, Milan, Italy

British Art Now: A Subjective View, Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo [traveled to: Fukuoka Art Museum, Nagoya, Japan; City Museum, Tochigi, Japan; Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Hyogo, Japan; Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, Hiroshima, Japan]
Dujourie, Fortuyn, Houshiary, Kapoor, Kroller-Muller Museum, Otterlo,
The Netherlands
Heroes of Contemporary Art, Galerie Saqqarah, Gstaad, Switzerland [traveled to:
TransArt Exhibitions Kreishaus, Cologne, Germany]
Made of Stone, Galerie Isy Brachot, Brussels
Works on Paper, Frith Street Gallery, London
Affinities and Institutions. The Gerald S. Elliott Collection of Contemporary Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

Anish Kapoor, Wolfgang Laib, Richard Long, Galerie Le Gall Peyroulet, Paris
Collection 1989 à Jacques Guillot, Musée d'Art Contemporain de Lyon, France
British Now: sculpture et autres dessins, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal, Quebec

British Now: Sculpture et Autres Dessins, Musee d'Art Contemporain de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec
1988 Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Starlit Waters. British Sculpture: An International Art 1968-88, Tate Gallery, Liverpool, England
Britannica: 30 Ans de Sculpture, Musee des Beaux-Arts Andre Malraux, Le Havre, France [traveled to: Ecole d'Architecture de Normandie, Rouen, France; Musee
d'Evreux, Evreux, France]
La Couleur Seule, l'Experience du Monochrome, Musee St. Pierre, Lyon, France
Fourth International Drawing Trienniale, Kunsthalle Nurnberg, Nuremberg, Germany
Europa Oggi/Europe Today, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Prato, Italy
Sculptors on Paper: New Work, Madison Art Center, Madison
Works on Paper, Curt Marcus Gallery, New York
Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Similia/Dissimilia, Stadtische Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf [traveled to: Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, New York; Sonnabend Gallery, New York; Leo Castelli Gallery, New York]
Viewpoint: L'Art Contemporain en Grande Bretagne, Musee d'Art Moderne, Brussels
British Art of the 1980's: 1987, Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm [traveled to: Sara Hilden Art Museum, Tampere, Finland]
Inside/Outside, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp, Belgium
Juxtapositions: Recent Sculpture from England and Germany, The Institute for Art and Urban Resources, New York
Sacred Spaces, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York
20th Anniversary Exhibition Lisson Gallery, London
Vessel, Serpentine Gallery, London

Skulptur - 9 Kunstnere fra Storbrittanien, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
Sonsbeek 1986 - The International Sculpture Exhibition, Arnhem, The Netherlands
Prospect '86. Eine Internationale Austellung Aktueller Kunst, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
General Idea, Anish Kapoor, Melisa Miller, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Inaugural Exhibition, Lang & O'Hara Gallery, New York
Dessins de Sculpteurs, Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie, Paris
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
Entre el Objeto y la Imagen, Palacio de Velazquez Madrid and Fundacion Caja de Pensiones, Barcelona, Spain
Vessel, Serpentine Gallery, London

Currents, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Sculptors' Drawings, Artspace Galleries, Aberdeen, Scotland [traveled to: Ayr, Lyth, Stirling, Stromness, Glasgow; Dracos Arts Center, Athens]
Nouvelle Biennale de Paris, Paris
The British Show, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia [traveled to: Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia; Queensland Art Gallery Brisbane, Australia; The Exhibition Hall, Melbourne, Australia; National Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand]
7000 Eichen, Kunsthalle Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany
Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Blue?, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, England
Three British Sculptors, Neuberger Museum, State University of New York, Purchase, New York
Anniottanta, Bologna, Italy institution
20 Sculptures du FRAC Rhone-Alpes, l'Abbaye de Tournus, Tournus, France
Anish Kapoor and Bill Woodrow, Donald Young Gallery, Chicago
The Poetic Object, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin [traveled to: Arts Council Gallery,
Belfast, Ireland]
Anniottanta, (organized by the Cultura del Comune di Ravenna) [travelled to: Bologna, Imola]

An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, New York
ROSC '84, Dublin
The British Art Show: Old Allegiances and New Directions, 1979-1984, City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, England; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, England; Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh; Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield, England; Southhampton Art Gallery, Southhampton, England]
Anish Kapoor and Bill Woodrow, Galeries Paul Maenz, Cologne, Germany

Transformations: New Sculpture from Britain, 17th Bienal de São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil [traveled to: Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City; Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon]
Eros Mythos Ironie, Neue Galerie, Graz, Austria
Constellazione, Galleria Giorgio Persano, Turin, Italy
New Art, Tate Modern, London
The Sculpture Show, Hayward Gallery and Serpentine Gallery, London
Sculpture 1983, Van Krimpen Gallery, Amsterdam
Finland Biennale, Helsinki
Beelden/Sculpture 1983, Rotterdam Arts Council, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Douceur de l'Avant-Garde, C'est Rien de le Dire, Rennes, France
Figures and Objects, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, England
La Trottola di Sirio, Centro d'Arte Contemporanea, Siracusa, Italy
Tema Celeste, Museo Civico d'Arte Contemporanea, Gibellina, Italy
Douceur de l'Avant-Garde, C'est Rien de le Dire, Rennes, France
La Trottola di Sirio, Centro d'Arte Contemporanea, Siracusa, Italy

Aperto '82, 50th Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Englische Plastik Heute/British Sculpture Now, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland
XIIieme Paris Biennale, Paris
Prefiguration, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Chambéry, France
London/New York 1982, Lisson Gallery, London
Objects and Figures: New Sculpture in Britain, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
India: Myth and Reality, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, England

Objects & Sculpture: Richard Deacon, Antony Gormley, Anish Kapoor, Peter Randall Page, Institute of Contemporary Art, London [traveled to: Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, England]
Summer Show, Serpentine Gallery, London
British Sculpture in the 20th Century: Part 1, Symbol and Imagination 1951-80, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

New Sculpture, Midland Group Gallery, Nottingham, England

Tolly Cobbold: Eastern Arts, 2nd National Exhibition, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England
Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

Northern Young Contemporaries, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, England

Young Contemporaries, Royal Academy of Art, London

Art into Landscape 1, Serpentine Gallery, London

Grants and Awards

Artist in Residence, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, England

Awarded Premio Duemila at the Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Turner Prize
Awarded Premio Duemila at the Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Honorary Fellowship, London Institute, London, UK
Honorary Fellowship, Royal Institute of British Architecture, London, UK
Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE)

Praemium Imperiale Award, Japan Art Association


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           

Parsifal, De Nederlandse Opera, Amsterdam (set design)

Monte St Angelo Subway Station, Naples, Italy. Collaboration with Amanda Levete Architects

Pelléas and Mélisande, La Monnaie, Brusells (set design) In-I Akram Khan and Juliette Binoche, National Theatre, London

Idomeneo, Glyndebourne, UK. Set design for collaborative production with Peter Sellars (director), Simon Rattle (conductor), Mark Morris (choreographer)

Kaash, Anish Kappor, Akram Khan, Nittin Sawhney; touring collaborative dance production, Paris

Echo, A group of five sculptures that incorporate music mechanisms. A collaboration with the composer Brian Elias.
River Run, Stage design for dance performance at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, and regional tour. A collaboration with Laurie Booth and Hans Peter Kuhn

Building for A Void, Expo'92, Seville. Architectural collaboration with David Connor.

Public Commissions

Olympic Games, London.
In collaboration with Cecil Balmond.

Leviathan, Monumenta 2011, Grand Palais, Paris

Temenos, Middlesbrough. First of the five Tees Valley Giants sculptures, public art works commissioned as part of Tees Valley Regeneration (TVR), North Shore and Stockton, Tees Valley, UK

Turning the World Upside Down, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Untitled, Pinchuck Art Centre, Kiev

Turning the World Upside Down, Royal Parks, Serpentine Gallery, London

Brighton Festival, Guest Artistic Director

Earth Cinema, Arte Pollini, Basilicata, Italy

Untitled,Queensland Art Gallery, Australia

Sky Mirror, Rockefeller Center, New York

Cloud Gate, Millennium Park, Chicago

L’Origine du monde, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan

Two subway stations at 351 Monte Sant’Angelo and Triano, Naples. Collaboration with Future Systems.
(Under construction)

British Memorial Garden, New York.(Uncompleted)

Marsyas, as part of The Unilever Series, Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London

Sky Mirror, Nottingham Playhouse. Nottingham, UK

Taratantara, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK

Ministère de la Justice, France, for new Bordeaux, Courts Building, designed by Richard Rogers partnership

Mountain, Toronto, Canada

Mountain, Tachikawa Art Project, outside Tokyo

Selected bibliography

Symphony for a Beloved Sun: Anish Kapoor. Kôln: Walther Kôning.

Anish Kapoor/Objects. Seoul: Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art.
In the shadow of the tree and the knot of the earth: Anish Kapoor. London: Lisson Gallery.

Bhabha, Homi K., Anish Kapoor, Paris: Flammarion.
Leviathan/Anish Kapoor/Grand Palais, Paris/Monumenta 2011/. Coédition RMN-Grand Palais/CNAP, Paris: Grand Palais.
Leydier, Richard ed. I have nothing to say. Interviews with Anish Kapoor. Coédition RMN-Grand Palais/CNAP, Paris: Grand Palais.
Mercurio, Gianni and Demetrio Paparoni, Anish Kapoor: Dirty Corner. Milan: Skira.
Anish Kapoor. Paris: Editions Dilecta, 2011.

Anish Kapoor: Turning the World Upside Down. The Royal Parks/Serpentine Gallery/Koenig Books.
Anish Kapoor. Guggenheim Museum/Bilbao 2010, Essays by Homi K. Bhabha, Jean de Loisy, Norman Rosenthal.

Anish Kapoor: To Darkness: Svayambh. Prestel. Essays by Rainer Crone and Alexandra von Stosch.
Anish Kapoor: Past, Present, Future. Boston: Institute of Contemporary Art.
Poddar, Sandhini, ed. Anish Kapoor: Memory. New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.

Anish Kapoor: My Red Homeland. Malaga: Centro de Arte Contemporaneo de Malaga.

Anish Kapoor Drawings. Koln: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig.

Melancholia. Text by Laurent Busine & Denis Gielen, MAC Grand Hornu – Belgium.
Anish Kapoor: WHITEOUT. Text Anthony Vidler, Gladstone Gallery.

Anish Kapoor: My Red Homeland. Kunsthaus Bregenz. Text by Eckhard Schneider
Anish Kapoor. Regione Campania, Naples: Museo Archeologico Nazionale Napoli. Text by Eduardo Cicelyn & Mario Codognato.

Anish Kapoor: Marsyas. London: Tate Modern.

Anish Kapoor. Kunsthalle Helsinki. Text by Michael Tarantino.
Taratantara, Naples. Text, Eduardo Cicelyn and Mario Codognato.

Taratantara. Gateshead: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.

Anish Kapoor. Hayward Gallery and University of California Press. Essays by Homi K.Bhabha and Pier Luigi Tazzi.
Anish Kapoor. CapcMusée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux. Essays by Henry-Claude Couseau, Marie-Laure Bernadac, Homi K. Bhabha, Yehuda E. Safran, Deepak Ananth, Renaud Camus.
Cattedrali d'Arte, Dan Flavin per Santa Maria in Chiesa Rossa. Milano: Fondazione Prada.

Anish Kapoor. De Pont, Tilburg. Essay by Camiel van Winkel.
Anish Kapoor. Germano Celant, Milan: Charta.

Taylor, Brandon, Avant-Garde and After, Rethinking Art Now. New York: Abrams, p. 84.
Feminimasculin. Paris: Gallimard/Electa.
Bowness, Sophie and Clive Phillpot, Britain at the Venice Biennial 1895-1995. London: The British Council.
Contemporary British Art in Print. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and The Paragon Press.
Arte Inglese d'oggi. Milano: Galleria Civica, Modena, Mazzotta.

Anish Kapoor. San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art. Essay by Pier Luigi Tazzi
Anish Kapoor. Slovenia, Ljubljana: Moderna Galerija. Text by Zdenka Badovinac.

Anish Kapoor: Obra Reciente. Madrid, Spain: Galeria Soledad Lorenzo.
Anish Kapoor. Madrid: Galeria Soledad Lorenzo.
Anish Kapoor invita Gary Woodley. Verona: Foro per l'Arte Contemporanea. Texts by Erno Vroonen and paolo Gambazzi.

Anish Kapoor. Spain: Centre de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid and The British Council. (Spanish edition of XLIV Venice Biennial)
Anish Kapoor. Kunstverein Hannover and The British Council.

Anish Kapoor. British Pavilion, XLIV Venice Biennale. London: The British Council. Texts by Thomas McEvilley and Marjorie Allthorpe-Guyton.
Anish Kapoor. Drawings. London: Tate Gallery. Text by Jeremy Lewison.
Livingstone, Marco ed. Anish Kapoor. Art Random, Tokyo, Japan: Tokyo Shoin International.

Anish Kapoor. Nagoya, Japan: Kohji Ogura Gallery, In co-operation with Lisson Gallery, London. Text by Pier Luigi Tazzi.

Anish Kapoor. Oslo: Kunstnernes Hus. Texts by Arne Malmedal and Lynne Cooke.
Anish Kapoor: Recent Sculpture and Drawings. Amherst: University Gallery, Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts. Text by Helaine Posner.
Anish Kapoor. Buffalo, New York: Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Text by Helen Raye.

Anish Kapoor. Kunsthalle, Basel. Text by Jean-Christophe Ammann, Alexander von Grevenstein and Ananda Coomaraswamy.                         

Anish Kapoor. Beeldhouwwerken. Rotterdam: Galerie't Venster. (organized by Rotterdam Arts Council). Text by Michael Newman.


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