Born in Bombay, India
1973 – 1977
Hornsey College of Art, London, UK
1977 – 1978
Chelsea School of Art, London, UK
Taught at Wolverhampton Polytechnic, Wolverhampton, UK
Artist in Residence, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK
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)
Lives in London, UK


DYNAMO, Un siècle de lumière et de mouvement dans l'art 1913-2013, Grand Palais, Galeries Nationales, Paris, France
Anish Kapoor, Lisson Gallery, London, UK (solo)
Anish Kapoor, The Royal Academy, London, UK (solo)
Shooting into the Corner, MAK, Vienna, Austria
Blood Relations, Fabrica, Brighton, UK
Memory, Guggenheim, New York, NY
Anish Kapoor: New Works, Lisson Gallery, London
Anish Kapoor: Memory, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany (solo)
In-I Akram Khan and Juliette Binoche, National Theatre, London, UK (solo)
Anish Kapoor, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, South Korea(solo)
Anish Kapoor, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
Place/No Place: Anish Kapoor in Architecture, Royal Institute of British Architects, London, UK (solo)
Anish Kapoor, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
For What We Are About To Receive, Gagosian Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Blood on Paper- the Art of the Book, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Anish Kapoor – Svayambh, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany (solo)
Anish Kapoor, Galleria Continua, Beijing, China (solo)
Anish Kapoor – Svayambh, Musee des Beaux-Arts, Nantes, France (solo)
Anish Kapoor. Works on Paper, Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Anish Kapoor, Lisson Gallery, London, UK (solo)
Sky Mirror, Rockefeller Center, (Public Art Fund), New York, NY (solo)
Anish Kapoor, Ascension, BBCC, Rio de Janeiro (solo)
Anish Kapoor, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
My Red Homeland, CAC Malaga, Spain (solo)
Japanese Mirrors, SCAI, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
Whiteout, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Cloud Gate, Chicago Millennium Park, Chicago, IL (solo)
Anish Kapoor, Massimo Minini Gallery, Brescia, Italy (solo)
Melancholia, MAC Grand-Hornu, Belgium (solo)
Painting, Lisson Gallery, London, UK (solo)
Kukje Gallery, Seoul, South Korea (solo)
Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy (solo)
Idomeneo, Glyndebourne (set design) (solo)
My Red Homeland Kunsthaus, Bregenz, Austria; National Archaeological Museum, Naples, Italy (solo)
Anish Kapoor, Marsyas, 3rd Unilever Commission for the Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London, UK (solo)
Barbara Gladstone, New York, NY (solo)
Taidehalli, Helsinki, Finland (solo)
Taratantara, installation, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, London; Piazza del Plebiscito, Naples, Italy (solo)
Blood Solid, fig-1, London, UK (solo)
The Edge of the World, permanent installation, Axel Vervoordt Kanal, Wijnegem, Belgium (solo)
Blood, Lisson Gallery, London, UK (solo)
Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Museé d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France (solo)
Scai The Bathhouse, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
Hayward Gallery, London, UK (solo)
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Anish Kapoor, Lisson Gallery, London, UK (solo)
Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy (solo)
Kunst-Station St Peter, Cologne, Germany (solo)
Lisson Gallery, London, UK (solo)
De Pont Foundation for Contemporary Art, Tilburg, The Netherlands (solo)
Echo, Kohji Ogura Gallery, Nagoya, Japan (solo)
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel (solo)
1992 – 1993
San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA (traveled to Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IW; The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada; The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada) (solo)
Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain, organized in cooperation with The British Council (solo)
Anish Kapoor, Kunstverein, Hannover, Germany (solo)
1990 – 1991
Anish Kapoor Drawings, Tate Gallery, London, UK (solo)
Le Magasin, Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France (solo)
Anish Kapoor, XLIV Biennale di Venezia, British Pavilion, Venice, Italy (solo)
Anish Kapoor: Recent Sculpture and Drawings, University Gallery, Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (solo)
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway (solo)
Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland (solo)
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
Lisson Gallery, London, UK (solo)
Patrice Alexandre, Paris, France (solo)

Öffentliche Sammlungen

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


Crone, Rainer and Alexandra Von Stosch. Anish Kapoor, Svayambh. New York, London: Prestel, 2008 (catalogue)
Baume N., Jacob, M. J. and Partha Mitter. Anish Kapoor: Past, Present, Future. The Institute of Contempory Art. Boston: MIT Press, 2008 (catalogue)
Anish Kapoor: Memory. New York: Guggenheim Museums Publications, 2008 (catalogue)
Svayambh, Anish Kapoor. Nantes, France: Fage editions and Musée des Beaux- Arts de Nantes, 2007 (catalogue)
Frances, Fernando and Angela Molina. Anish Kapoor, My Red Homeland. Malaga, Spain: CAC Malaga, 2007 (catalogue)
Lewison, Jeremy and Laurent Busine. Anish Kapoor, Drawings. Koln, Germany: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig, 2005 (catalogue)
Vidler, Anthony. Anish Kapoor, Whiteout. Milan: Charta, 2004 (catalogue)