Anish Kapoor



The sculptor Sir Anish Kapoor (born 1954 in Mumbai) has lived and worked in London since 1973. He studied at the Hornsey College of Art and at the Chelsea School of Art and Design. The artist already became widely known in the 70s when he started creating sculptures with pigments. During the 80s he focused on biomorphic forms and continued experimenting with the viewer’s spatial experience. To this day monumental sculptures, site-specific interventions or unusual materials such as coloured vaseline and wax are characteristic of his work. Anish Kapoor addresses and explores metaphysical contrarieties like presence and absence, existence and inexistence and engages not only with the physical but also with the psychological perceptions of space. Furthermore, in 2015 Anish Kapoor acquired the exclusive rights to the pigment Vantablack, the blackest black in the artworld.



*1954, Mumbai, Indien. Anish Kapoor lives and works in London, Great Britain.


1973-77Hornsey College of Art, London, England
1977-78Chelsea School of Art, London, England
1991Turner Price
1997Honorary Fellowship, London Institute, London, England
2001Honorary Fellowship, Royal Institute of British Architecture, London, England
2003Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE)
2013Knighthood for service to Visual Arts
2014Honorary Doctorate University of Oxford, Oxford, England

Selected Exhibitions at Galerie Klüser and Klüser 2

2018ANISH KAPOOR, Solo Show

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2024UNSEEN, ARKEN Museum of Contemporary Art, Ishøj, Denmark
2023ANISH KAPOOR – UNTRUE UNREAL, Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy
2022ANISH KAPOOR – SKULPTUREN, Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden, Wuppertal, Germany
ANISH KAPOOR – Gallerie dell’Accademia & Palazzo Manfrin, Venice, Italy
2020ANISH KAPOOR, HOWL, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
ANISH KAPOOR, Houghton Hall, Norfolk, England
ANISH KAPOOR, CAFA Art Museum Peking, China
2019ANISH KAPOOR, Fundación CorpArtes, Santiago de Chile (Las Condes), Chile
2018-19ANISH KAPOOR. WORKS. THOUGHTS. EXPERIMENTS, Fundação Serralves, Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto, Portugal
2018ANISH KAPOOR. IN BEPPU, Beppu Park, Noguchibaru Beppu, Oita, Japan
2017/18ANISH KAPOOR. MY RED HOMELAND, MAM Saint-Étienne Métropole, Saint-Étienne, France
2015-16ANISH KAPOOR. MY RED HOMELAND, Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, Moskau, Russland
2015ANISH KAPOOR, Château de Versailles, Versailles, France
2013-14ANISH KAPOOR, Sakıp Sabancı Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
2013KAPOOR IN BERLIN, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
MEMORY, Guggenheim, New York, USA
2011MONUMENTA, Grand Palais, Paris, France
2009ANISH KAPOOR, The Royal Academy, London, England
2008MEMORY, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany
2007-08SVAYAMBH, Haus der Kunst, München, Germany


De Pont Foundation for Contemporary Art, Netherlands
Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, USA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
TATE Gallery, London, England and others

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