Anish Kapoor

Born in 1954 in Bombay (India), ANISH KAPOOR lives and works in London (England). The artist of Indian origin began his career with fragile sculptures and installations made of colored pigments. Beginning in the end of the 1980s, he came to a turning point in his practice, rethinking – and inversing – the inside and outside of sculpture. Regularly returning to stonework, Anish Kapoor reflects on the concepts of negative and positive. And while he sculpts material, from polished steel to resin to pigments and fiberglass, he also works on color itself. Kamel Mennour and Anish Kapoor have been working together since 2011.

Anish Kapoor’s work quickly earned international recognition and has been awarded many prizes, such as the distinguished Turner Prize, which he won in 1991. His body of work has since been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions in the world’s most prestigious museums, including the Guggenheim in New York, the Louvre and the Grand Palais in Paris, the Royal Academy and the Tate Modern in London, the Kunsthalle Basel in Switzerland, the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, the National Gallery in Ottawa, the CAPC in Bordeaux, the Chateau de Versailles and the Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma (MACRO) in Rome. He designed a 116-meter-tall sculpture entitled “Orbit Tower” which was a symbol of the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

He was awarded the Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters and the Premium Imperiale in 2011, the Padma Bhushan in 2012 and received a knighthood for services to the arts in 2013.

Works

Random Triangle Mirror - © kamel mennour
Random Triangle Mirror, 2018
Mirror (Black Mist) - © kamel mennour
Mirror (Black Mist), 2019
Untitled - © kamel mennour
Untitled, 2015
Untitled - © kamel mennour
Untitled, 2014
Untitled (Void) - © kamel mennour
Untitled (Void), 1989
Monochrome (True Blue to Midnight Blue) - © kamel mennour
Monochrome (True Blue to Midnight Blue), 2019
Exhibition view, Monumenta, Grand Palais, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Monumenta, Grand Palais, Paris, 2011
Mirror (Magenta Apple mix 2) - © kamel mennour
Mirror (Magenta Apple mix 2), 2018
Exhibition view, Château de Versailles - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Château de Versailles, 2015
Mirror (Wave) - © kamel mennour
Mirror (Wave), 2016
Untitled - © kamel mennour
Untitled, 2018
Star Twist - © kamel mennour
Star Twist, 2015
Exhibition view, Serralves Foundation, Porto - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Serralves Foundation, Porto, 2018
Permanent installation, Cloud Gate, Chicago - © kamel mennour
Permanent installation, Cloud Gate, Chicago, 2006
Untitled - © kamel mennour
Untitled, 2013
Mirror (Spanish Gold to Mipa Blue 5) - © kamel mennour
Mirror (Spanish Gold to Mipa Blue 5), 2018
Something like her - © kamel mennour
Something like her, 2018
Namibia XI - © kamel mennour
Namibia XI, 2018
Permanent installation, Orbit, London - © kamel mennour
Permanent installation, Orbit, London, 2012
Untitled (Stellar Green Pearl / Transparent Black) - © kamel mennour
Untitled (Stellar Green Pearl / Transparent Black), 2014
Exhibition view, Château de Versailles - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Château de Versailles, 2015
Mirror (Apple Magenta mix.2 to Brandy Wine) - © kamel mennour
Mirror (Apple Magenta mix.2 to Brandy Wine), 2018
Exhibition view, Royal Academy of Arts, London - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2009
Permanent installation, Tall Tree & The Eye, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao - © kamel mennour
Permanent installation, Tall Tree & The Eye, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, 2009
Mirror (Black Mist over Apple Magenta mix 2) - © kamel mennour
Mirror (Black Mist over Apple Magenta mix 2), 2019
Curved Triangle Twist - © kamel mennour
Curved Triangle Twist, 2014
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2014
Exhibition view, Guggenheim, New York - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Guggenheim, New York, 2010
Permanent installation, Turning the World Upside Down, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem - © kamel mennour
Permanent installation, Turning the World Upside Down, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2010
Mound - © kamel mennour
Mound, 2018
Knot - © kamel mennour
Knot, 2018
Exhibition view, Kensington Gardens, London - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Kensington Gardens, London, 2010
Untitled - © kamel mennour
Untitled, 2014
Untitled-11 - © kamel mennour
Untitled-11, 2011
Exhibition view, Monumenta, Grand Palais, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Monumenta, Grand Palais, Paris, 2011
Red2 - © kamel mennour
Red2, 2018
Trans-parence - © kamel mennour
Trans-parence, 2018
Glisten (Pink to Green Satin) - © kamel mennour
Glisten (Pink to Green Satin), 2018
Oval Twist - © kamel mennour
Oval Twist, 2016
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2011
Exhibition view, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 2008
Namibia VIII - © kamel mennour
Namibia VIII, 2018
Exhibition view, Château de Versailles - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Château de Versailles, 2015
Sister - © kamel mennour
Sister, 2005
Exhibition view, Grand Palais, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Grand Palais, Paris, 2013
Mirror (Oriental Blue to Black) - © kamel mennour
Mirror (Oriental Blue to Black), 2015
Exhibition view, Guggenheim, New York - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Guggenheim, New York, 2010
Exhibition view, Serralves Foundation, Porto - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Serralves Foundation, Porto, 2018
Mirror (Gold) - © kamel mennour
Mirror (Gold), 2015
Exhibition view, Fondazione Prada, Milan - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Fondazione Prada, Milan, 1995
Mirror (Pagan Gold / Magenta Apple Mix 2) - © kamel mennour
Mirror (Pagan Gold / Magenta Apple Mix 2), 2018
Square Twist - © kamel mennour
Square Twist, 2014
Exhibition view, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 2015
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2011
Exhibition view, Hayward Gallery, Southbank Center, London - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Hayward Gallery, Southbank Center, London, 2018
Coagulate - © kamel mennour
Coagulate, 2018
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2011
Exhibition view, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, 2013
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2018
Monochrome (Dark Teal) - © kamel mennour
Monochrome (Dark Teal), 2016
Exhibition view, Château de Versailles - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Château de Versailles, 2015
Monochrome (Pagan Gold and Lime KK Gold Pearl) - © kamel mennour
Monochrome (Pagan Gold and Lime KK Gold Pearl), 2017
Glisten (Green Black to Apple Magenta satin) - © kamel mennour
Glisten (Green Black to Apple Magenta satin), 2017
Exhibition view, De Pont Museum, Tilburg - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, De Pont Museum, Tilburg, 2017
Untitled - © kamel mennour
Untitled, 2014
Exhibition view, Serralves Foundation, Porto - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Serralves Foundation, Porto, 2018
Namibia IX - © kamel mennour
Namibia IX, 2018
Exhibition view, Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, 2012
See - © kamel mennour
See, 2018
Monochrome (Matt Gold) - © kamel mennour
Monochrome (Matt Gold), 2012
Exhibition view, MCA, Sydney - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, MCA, Sydney, 2013
Exhibition view, MAMC, Saint Etienne - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, MAMC, Saint Etienne, 2018
Exhibition view, Beaux Arts de Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Beaux Arts de Paris, 2011
Mirror Glow (Cobalt Blue) - © kamel mennour
Mirror Glow (Cobalt Blue), 2016
Exhibition view, TATE Modern, London - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, TATE Modern, London, 2002
Exhibition view, Venice Biennale - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Venice Biennale, 1990
Exhibition view, Serralves Foundation, Porto - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Serralves Foundation, Porto, 2018
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2018
8 Twist - © kamel mennour
8 Twist, 2018
Corner - © kamel mennour
Corner, 2018
Monochrome (Teal over Matt Silver Pearl) - © kamel mennour
Monochrome (Teal over Matt Silver Pearl), 2014
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2014
Untitled - © kamel mennour
Untitled, 2011
Exhibition view, Sky Mirror, Rockefeller Center, New York - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Sky Mirror, Rockefeller Center, New York, 2006
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2014
Monochrome (Neon Orange) - © kamel mennour
Monochrome (Neon Orange), 2014
Exhibition view, Venice Biennale - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Venice Biennale, 1990
Exhibition view, Château de Versailles - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Château de Versailles, 2015
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2018
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2018

Exhibitions & News

Art Genève 2020 - © kamel mennour
Camille Henrot, Neïl Beloufa, Marie Bovo, Daniel Buren, Valentin Carron, Latifa Echakhch, Douglas Gordon, David Hominal, Anish Kapoor, Tadashi Kawamata, Alicja Kwade, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Lee Ufan, Booth B34
30 January — 2 February 2020
Palexpo, Geneva
Taipei 2020 - © kamel mennour
Neïl Beloufa, Daniel Buren, Latifa Echakhch, Liam Everett, Petrit Halilaj, Camille Henrot, Anish Kapoor, Alicja Kwade, Bertrand Lavier, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, François Morellet, Ugo Rondinone, Lee Ufan, Booth B22
6 December 2019
Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Taipei City
kamel mennour at West Bund 2018 - © kamel mennour
Anish Kapoor, Douglas Gordon, Duo Booth
8 — 11 November 2018
West Bund Art & Design, Shanghai
Another (M)other - © kamel mennour
Anish Kapoor, Another (M)other
4 June — 21 July 2018
kamel mennour, 47 rue Saint-André des Arts, Paris 6
Anish Kapoor - Musée d'art moderne et contemporain de Saint-Etienne - © kamel mennour
Anish Kapoor, My Red Homeland
11 November 2017 — 8 April 2018
Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain de Saint-Etienne
Anish Kapoor - Château de Versailles - © kamel mennour
Anish Kapoor, Anish Kapoor
9 June — 1 November 2015
Château de Versailles
kamel mennour at Kraemer Gallery - © kamel mennour
Group show, kamel mennour at Kraemer Gallery
20 — 31 October 2015
Kraemer Gallery, Paris
Anish Kapoor & James Lee Byars - © kamel mennour
Anish Kapoor, Anish Kapoor & James Lee Byars
27 May — 26 July 2014
kamel mennour, 47 rue Saint-André des Arts, Paris 6
kamel mennour, 6 rue du Pont de Lodi, Paris 6
Dan Flavin
Sans Titre (to the Real Dan Hill), 1978
Néons rose, doré, bleu, vert ; Métal laqué
243,8 x 13 x 20 cm
Vue de l’exposition « Lux Perpetua », kamel mennour, Paris, 2012
Photo. Fabrice Seixas
Collection privée, Paris - © kamel mennour
Group show, Lux Perpetua
26 March — 16 May 2012
kamel mennour, 47 rue Saint-André des Arts, Paris 6
kamel mennour at Abu Dhabi Art 2011 - © kamel mennour
Group show, A sculpture is not an object
16 — 19 November 2011
Abu Dhabi Art Fair
Almost Nothing - © kamel mennour
Anish Kapoor, Almost Nothing
12 May — 23 July 2011
kamel mennour, 47 rue Saint-André des Arts, Paris 6
Anish Kapoor - kamel mennour & Beaux Arts, Paris - © kamel mennour
Anish Kapoor, Almost Nothing
12 May — 23 July 2011
kamel mennour, 47 rue Saint-André des Arts, Paris 6
Anish Kapoor - Grand Palais - © kamel mennour
Anish Kapoor, Monumenta
11 May — 23 June 2011
Grand Palais, Paris

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