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.