Anish Kapoor

Anish Kapoor

The mentor

Published in 2011

Anish Kapoor is one of the most versatile and celebrated visual artists of his generation.

His often provocative works are found worldwide in major museums, galleries and iconic outdoor settings. Born in Bombay (Mumbai), Kapoor has lived in London since the 1970s. Over the years, numerous solo and group exhibitions have showcased his evolving techniques and increasing concern for opposites in his enigmatic sculptural forms. The winner of the Premio Duemila at the Venice Biennale and the Turner Prize, Kapoor is today best known for his large-scale installations and public commissions. Among them are Marsyas in the Turbine Hall of London’s Tate Modern; Cloud Gate at the Millennium Park, Chicago; Sky Mirror at Rockefeller Center, Manhattan; and Temenos in Britain’s Tees Valley. A retrospective of Kapoor’s work opened in September 2009 at the Royal Academy in London. During the past two years, his sculptures have also featured at museums from Jerusalem to New York. In 2011, his latest works were presented at London’s Serpentine Gallery, at the Monumenta show at the Grand Palais in Paris and at the Venice Biennale. Kapoor’s 115-metre spiral sculpture of the Olympic rings has been chosen as the monument to mark the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Anish Kapoor is Visual Arts mentor in the Rolex Arts Initiative 2010-2011.