Galleria Continua
San Gimignano
Beijing
Les Moulins
Habana

Born in Bombay (India) in 1954.

Lives and works in London.

Anish Kapoor is regarded as one of the most prominent British-Indian sculptors of his generation. He first gained critical recognition for his work in the 1980s; Kapoor is well known for his intense, almost spiritual, outdoor and indoor site-specific works in which he marries a Modernist sense of pure materiality with a fascination for the manipulation of form and the perception of space. Kapoor, who was born in Bombay and moved to London in the 1970s to study art, first worked on abstract and organic sculptures using fundamental natural materials such as granite, limestone, marble, pigment, and plaster. His sculptures extend formal minimalistic precepts through catching the viewer’s attention with rich colors, sensuously refined surfaces, and optical effects of depth and dimension. 

Since the mid-1990s, Kapoor has explored the notion of the void by creating works that seem to recede into the distance, disappear into walls or floors, or otherwise destabilize assumptions about the physical world. Through transforming properties of objects and materials, Kapoor’s recent work increasingly blurs the boundaries between architecture, design, and art. He received great critical attention in the United States for Cloud Gate, a permanent 110-ton sculpture of polished stainless steel created for Chicago’s Millennium Park in 2006, and for Sky Mirror, a 35-foot-diameter concave mirror shown in the same year at Rockefeller Center in New York. 

Kapoor has reached international status, with solo exhibitions at venues around the world, such as the Tate and Hayward Gallery in London, Kunsthalle Basel, the Haus der Kunst in Munich, and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. In 2015, a major exhibition of his work was presented in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles. He represented Britain at the Venice Biennale in 1990, and received the Turner Prize in the following year. Kapoor’s work can be found in collections worldwide, notably in The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Modern in London, the Prada Art Foundation in Milan, and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. 

Recent solo exhibitions include: Descension, The Public Art Fund, Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York, USA (2017); Anish Kapoor, MACRO, Rome, Italy; Anish Kapoor, Arte Continua, Águila de Oro, Barrio Chino, Habana, Cuba; Arqueología: Biología, Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico (2016); Anish Kapoor & Rembrandt,” Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Anish Kapoor Versailles, Château de Versailles, Versailles, France; Descension, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy (2015); Anish Kapoor, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, Australia (2013); Anish Kapoor, Ascension, Basilica San Giorgio, Venice, Italy (2011); Anish Kapoor, National Gallery of Modern Art and Mehbood Studios, Mumbai, India; Anish Kapoor, Museo Guggenheim de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo, Bilbao, Spain (2010); Anish Kapoor, Royal Academy of Arts, London, England (2009).

Study and Teaching

1973-1977 Hornsey College of Art, London

1977-78 Chelsea School of Art, London

1979 Taught at Wolverhampton Polytechnic

Solo Exhibitions

2017

Descension, The Public Art Fund, Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York, USA

Anish Kapoor, Lisson Gallery, London, UK

Destierro, Parque de la Memoria, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Anish Kapoor, Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy

Anish Kapoor, exhibition of architectural models, Fondazione MAST, Bologna, Italy

2016

Arqueología: Biología, Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico

Anish Kapoor, Arte Continua, Águila de Oro, Barrio Chino, Habana / Cuba

Anish Kapoor, MACRO, Roma / Italy

Mountain, Museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen, The Netherlands

Casamadre Arte Contemporanea, Naples, Italy

2015

Anish Kapoor & Rembrandt,” Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Anish Kapoor: My Red Homeland,” concurrent with 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Jewish

Museum and Tolerance Center, Moscow, Russia

Anish Kapoor chez Le Corbusier,” 13th Biennale de Lyon, Priory of La Tourette, Lyon, France

Anish Kapoor: Prints from the Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer,” Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

Anish Kapoor Versailles, Château de Versailles, Versailles, France

Anish Kapoor, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano

Anish Kapoor, Lisson Gallery, London

Anish Kapoor, Lisson Gallery, London

Anish Kapoor, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels

Anish Kapoor, Regen Projects, Los Angeles

2013

Anish Kapoor in Berlin, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin

Anish Kapoor in Istanbul, Sakıp Sabancı Müzesi, Istanbul

Anish Kapoor, Galleria Continua, Le Moulin

2012

Anish Kapoor, Lisson Gallery, London, UK

Anish Kapoor, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, Australia

Anish Kapoor, De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg

Anish Kapoor, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kyiv

Anish Kapoor, Gladstone Gallery, New York

Anish Kapoor, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul

Anish Kapoor, Flashback, Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Yorkshire, UK

2011

Anish Kapoor, Turning the World Inside Out, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

Anish Kapoor, Push Pull, Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy

Anish Kapoor, Ascension, Basilica San Giorgio, Venice, Italy

Anish Kapoor,Dirty Corner, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan Italy

Anish Kapoor, Almost Nothing, Chapel of the Paris École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris,France

Anish Kapoor, Rotonda della Besana, Milan Italy

Anish Kapoor, Between Shit and Architecture, Galerie Kamel Mennour and École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris, Paris France

Anish Kapoor, Sculpture Court, Edinburgh College of Art,

Anish Kapoor, Leviathan, Monumenta 2011, Grand Palais, Paris France

Anish Kapoor, Flashback, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester England

Anish Kapoor, Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery

2010

Anish Kapoor, National Gallery of Modern Art and Mehbood Studios, Mumbai, India

Anish Kapoor: Turning the World Upside Down; Kensington Gardens, The Royal Parks and the Serpentine Gallery,

London

Anish Kapoor, NGMA, Jaipur House, New Delhi, India

Anish Kapoor, Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia

Anish Kapoor, Museo Guggenheim de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo, Bilbao, Spain

Anish Kapoor, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough

2009

Anish Kapoor, Royal Academy of Arts, London, England

Anish Kapoor, Drawings Regen Projects, LA, USA

ANISH KAPOOR - Shooting into the Corner, MAK Museum Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria

2008

 Anish Kapoor, Islamic Mirror, Andalus Hall at Santa Clara Convent, Murcia, Spain

Anish Kapoor Memory, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany (travelled to Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York)

Place/No Place: Anish Kapoor in Architecture, The Royal Institute of British Architects, London, UK

ANISH KAPOOR. past present future, The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston, Usa

Anish Kapoor, Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA

Anish Kapoor, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

Pelléas and Mélisande, La Monnaie, Brusells (set design)

Anish Kapoor, Kukje Gallery, Seoul

In-I’ Akram Khan and Juliette Binoche, National Theatre, London

2007

Anish Kapoor. Works on Paper, Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA

Svayambh, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany

Svayambh, Musee des Beaux-Arts, Nantes, France

Anish Kapoor – Svayambh, Musee des Beaux-Arts, Nantes, France

Ascension, CCBB de São Paulo, Brasil (in collaboration with Galleria Continua) (cat.)

Makers and Modelers: Works in Ceramic, Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA

Estuaire: A Brand New Artistic Trail, Nantes, Saint-Nazaire, France

Fast Forward: Contemporary Collections for the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, USA (cat.)

Anish Kapoor, Haus der Kunst, Munich

Ascension, Galleria Continua / Beijing, China (cat.)

2006

Anish Kapoor. Ascension, BBCC de Rio de Janeiro, Bazil, 31 July- 17 Sept, then touring to Brasilia Oct 2006, SãoPaulo Jan 2007 (a project by MAG+Rede Cultural and Galleria Continua, exh cat)

My Red Homeland, CAC Malaga, Spain

Anish Kapoor, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, USA

Sky Mirror, Rockefeller Center, (Public Art Fund), New York, USA

Anish Kapoor, Lisson Gallery, London, UK

The Grande Promenade, curated by Anna Kafetsi, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greec

2005

Japanese Mirrors, SCAI, Tokyo, Japan

Bidibidobidiboo, curated by Francesco Bonami, Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Collection, Turin, Italy

Colour after Klein, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK

2004

Whiteout, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA

Cloud Gate, Chicago Millennium Park, Chicago, USA

Anish Kapoor, Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy

Melancholia, MAC Grand-Hornu, Belgium

2003

Painting, Lisson Gallery, London, UK

Anish Kapoor, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea

My Red Homeland, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria

Anish Kapoor, National Archaeological Museum, Napoli, Italy

Ascension, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy

Idomeneo, (set design), Glyndebourne, UK

Inaugural Exhibition, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, USA

2002

Anish Kapoor, Marsyas: The Unilever Series, Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London, UK

2001

Taidehalli, Helsinki, Finland

Anish Kapoor, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA

The Inward Eye, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, USA

2000

Blood Solid, fig-1, London, UK

Blood, Lisson Gallery, London, UK

Taratantara, Anish Kapoor, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK | Piazza del Plebiscito, Naples, Italy

Regen Projects, Los Angeles, California, USA

Regen Projects, Los Angeles, California, USA

1999

Scai The Bathhouse, Tokyo, Japan

Anish Kapoor, Andre Viana, Porto, Portugal

Capc Museé d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France

1998

Dobre Espacio, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Lisson Gallery, London, UK

Gallery Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy

Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA

Hayward Gallery, London, UK

Her Blood, La Chapelle de la Salpetriere, Paris, France

In Celebration, Part II: Highlights from the Collection of Contemporary Sculpture, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California, USA

1996

Kunst-Station Sankt Peter, Cologne, Germany

Anish Kapoor. Sculptures, Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, Turku, Finland

Anish Kapoor. Two Sculptures, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, UK

Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy

Gourd Project 1993-95, Freddie Fong Contemporary Art, New York, USA

Cut, Cast, Assemble: Contemporary Sculpture from the Permanent Collection, Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA

Betong, Konsthalle Malmö, Sweden.

Gramercy International Art Fair, Los Angeles, USA

Interzones, Uppsala Konstmuseum, Sweden

Dissonant Wounds: Zones of Display/Metaphors of Atrophy, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Anandale, On-Hudson, USA

1995

Prada Milanoarte, Milan, Italy

Lisson Gallery, London, UK

Anish Kapoor, DePont Foundation, Tillburg (travelled to Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan)

Ripple Across the Water, Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

1994

Mala Galerija, Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, Museum of Modern Art, Slovenia (cat.)

Echo, Kohji Ogura Gallery, Nagoya, Japan (in Co-Operation with the Lisson Gallery)

Drawing the Line Against AIDS, 45th Venezia Biennale, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venezia, Italy (cat.)

Drawing on Sculpture, Cohen Gallery, New York, USA

1993

Lisson Gallery, London, UK

Anish Kapoor, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel (cat.)

Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA

Bio 93: State of Siege - Obidos Bienale, Portugal

River Run, Dance performance, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, UK

1992

San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla.

Travelled to the Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa.

The Power Plant, Toronto, USA (cat.)

The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.

Galeria Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid, Spain (cat.)

Stuart Regen Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

The New British Sculpture..., University of N. Texas Art Gallery, USA (cat.)

Expo '92, Seville, Spain (collab. w/ David Conner)

1991

Palacio de Velazquez, Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid (organized in cooperation with The British Council), Spain (cat.)

Kunstverein Hannover (organized in cooperation with The British Council) (cat.)

The Sixth Japan Ushimado International Art Festival, Ushimado, Japan

Anish Kapoor & Ban Chiang, Feuerle Gallery, Cologne, Germany

Masterworks from the Guggenheim Collection, Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain

Fragments, Fifth Street Gallery, London, UK

Made of Stone, Galerie Isy Brachot, Brussels, Belgium

1990

Anish Kapoor, Drawings, Tate Gallery, London, UK (cat.)

Le Magasin, Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Grenoble (organized in cooperation with the British Council), France

Anish Kapoor, XLIV Biennale di Venezia, British Pavilion, Venice (organized by The British Council), Italy (cat.)

Drawings, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, San Francisco, USA

1989

Void Field, Lisson Gallery, London, UK

Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA

Kohji Ogura Gallery, Nagoya, Japan (cat.)

Collection 1989 à Jacques Guillot, Musée d'Art Contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France

1988

Lisson Gallery, London, UK

British Now: Sculpture et Autres Dessins, Musee d'Art Contemporain de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, USA (cat.)

Sculptors on Paper: New Work, Madison Art Center, Wisconsin Traveling, USA (cat.)

Works on Paper, Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, USA

1987

Anish Kapoor: Works on Paper 1975-1987, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney (exh cat) (travelled to MOMA, Brisbane, Australia), Australia

Sacred Spaces, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York, USA

1986

Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Sweden (cat.)

Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA

Anish Kapoor: Recent Sculpture and Drawings, University Gallery, Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA (cat.)

1985

Lisson Gallery, London, UK

Kunsthalle, Basel (travelled to Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven), Switzerland (cat.)

1984

 Anish Kapoor, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA

1983

Galerie 't Venster, Rotterdam (organized by the Rotterdam Arts Council), The Netherlands (cat.)

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (travelled to Le Nouveau Musee, Villeurbanne/L yon) (cat.)

Lisson Gallery, London, UK

Patrice Alexandre, Paris

1982

London/New York 1982, Lisson Gallery, London, UK

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK

Aperto '82, XL Biennale di Venezia, Venezia, Italy (cat.)

Englische Plastik Heute/British Sculpture Now, Kunstmuseum, Luzern, Switzerland (cat.)

Paris Biennale, Paris

Prefiguration, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Chambery, France

Objects and Figures: New Sculpture in Britain, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Organized by the Scottish Arts Council, UK (cat.)

India: Myth and Reality, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK

British Sculpture Now, Kunstmuseum, Lucern, Switzerland (cat.)

1981

1981 Coracle Press, London, UK

1980

Patrice Alexandre, Paris, France

Group Exhibitions

2017

Pompei@Madre. Materia Archelogica, MADRE, Naples, Italy

The Creative Act: Performance, Process, Presence, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, UAE

Colori, Castello di Rivoli Museo D’Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy

Intuition, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy

Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

2016

Nuit Blanche, Paris, France

La fine del mondo, Museo di Scienze Planetarie di Prato – Centro Pecci, Prato, Italy

2015

A Secret Affair: Selections from the Fuhrman Family Collection, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York

Interact With Us, Ventana Contemporary Ibiza, Ibiza, Spain

Phantom Bodies: The Human Aura in Art, The Frist Center for Visual Arts, Nashville, TN

Making It: Sculpture in Britain 1977 – 1986, Warwick Art Centre, West Midlands, UK

TRIO Bienal, Fine Arts National Museum, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Back to Basics: Selections from the Weisman Art Fondation, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA

Sprayed, Gagosian Gallery, London, UK

Between the Idea and Experience, 12th Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba

The Secret Life of the Pencil,” Paul Smith, No. 9 Albemarle Street, London, UK

Proportio, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy

History Is Now: 7 Artists Take on Britain, Hayward Gallery, London, UK

2014

 Whorles Explorations, Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi, India

A Secret Affair: Selections from the Fuhrman Family Collection, The Contemporary Austin, Austin, TX

Making Links: 25 Years, SCAI the Bathhouse, Tokyo

Melting Walls: The Babel Trilogy, curated by Sarit Shapira, University of Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel

Akram Khan - One Side to the Other, The Lowry, Salford, UK

The Mirror, Toshio Shimizu Art Office, Tokyo, Japan

ARCO Foundation Collection, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, Spain

The Other Side –Mirrors and Reflections in Contemporary Art, Belvedere, Vienna

Formes Simples, Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz, Metz, France

Genius Loci – Spirit of Place, 14th International Architecture Biennale, Venice, Italy

Anish Kapoor & James Lee Byars, Galerie Kamel Mennour in collaboration with Michael Werner Gallery, Paris, France

Picture of Wound – Wound as Picture, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Bochum, Germany

Abstract Drawing, curated by Richard Deacon, Drawing Room, London, UK

2013

KölnSkulptur #7, Skulpturenpark Koln, Cologne, Germany

Earth and Elsewhere: Contemporary works from the Collection, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital, Museum of Arts and Design, New York

Drawing Line into Form: Works on Paper by Sculptors from the Collection of BNY Mellon, Tacoma Art Museum,Tacoma

Nostalgic for the Future, Lisson Gallery, London

Las huellas del camino. CAC Málaga, una década, CAC Málaga, Spain

Otherworldly, Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

2012

Lux Perpetua, Kamel Mennour Galerie, Paris, France

Silent Echoes: Collection Exhibition 11, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

Ashes and Gold, A world’s journey, Marta Herford, Herford

Klein – Byars – Kapoor, MAMAC, Nice

Light and Landscape, Storm King Art Centre, Mountainville

2011

Kosmos Rudolf Steiner, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Galerie der Stadt Stuttgart, Stuttgart

Summer Exhibition 2011, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

Rudolf Steiner and Contemporary Art, DOX, Centre for contemporary art, Prague, Hungary

Roots in the Air, Branches Below: Modern and Contemporary Art from India, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA, California

By Design and By Chance, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, ON, Canadian

2010

Lo spazio del sacro, Galleria Civica di Modena, Modena, Italy

Entre glace et neige. Processi ed energie della natura, Centro Saint Benin, Aosta

Sexuality and transcendence, PinchukArtCentre, Kiev, Ucraina

BAROCK – Art, Science, Faith and Technology in the Contemporary Age, Museo D'Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina, MADRE, Naples, Italy

Rudolf Steiner and Contemporary Art, Wolfsburg Museum, Wolfsburg, Germany

2009

 3rd biennal of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia

Arte Pollino. Un altro sud, Terme di Latronico, Parco Nazionale del Pollino, Italy (cat.)

I classici del contemporaneo, Villa Pisani, Stra - Venezia, Italy

Marble, Gagosian Gallery, New York, USA

Anish Kapoor: Past, Present, Future, ICA Boston, USA

Anish Kapoor, Barbara Gladstone, New York, USA

Anish Kapoor, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

Place/No Place: Anish Kapoor in Architecture, Royal Institute of British Architects, London, UK

Anish Kapoor Islamic Mirror’ Sarq al-Andalus Hall, Museum of the Monasterio de Santa Clara, Murcia, Spain

Anish Kapoor: Memory, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany

2008

Traces du Sacré, Centres Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

Ambition of Art, Institut d’art contemporain (IAC) Lyon, France

Blood on Paper- the Art of the Book, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

For What We Are About To Receive, Gagosian Gallery, Moscow, Russia

ACADEMIA Qui es-tu?, Chapelle de l’Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts, Paris, France

ANISH KAPOOR, Kukje Gallery, Seul, Korea

5th Seoul International Media Art Biennale, Seoul Museum Art, cureted by Maarten Bertheux, Andreas Broeckmann, Raul Zamudio and Tohru Matsumoto, Seoul, South Corea

2007

One Colour, Galleria Continua, Beijing, China (cat.)

30 ans Ambition d’art, Institu d’art contemporain, Villeurbanne, Lyon, France

Ouverture, Galleria Continua, Boissy-le-Chatel, France

Timer, Triennale Bovisa, Milano, Italy

Contrepoint III, The Louvre, Paris, France

Artempo, Palazzo Fortuny, in colloborazione con i Musei Civici di Venezia, Venezia, Italy

2006

Sixty Years of Sculpture in the Arts Council Collection, YSP

The Sublime is Now, Museum Franz Gertsch, Switzerland

Sculpture, Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria

The Expanded Eye, Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland

Surprise, Surprise, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK

How to Improve the World, Hayward Gallery, London, UK

Super Vision, ICA, Boston

Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia

One Colour, Galleria Continua, Beijing, China

2005

Universal Experience, MCA Chicago Colour After Klein, Barbican Art Gallery, USA

British Sculpture Show, Kunsthalle Wurth

God is Great, curated by David Thorp, Istituto Nautico Venier, Venezia, Italy

Museo Madre, Napoli, site specific installation

Arte all’Arte 10, Associazione Arte Continua, permanent installation at the Torrione di Sant’Agostino, San Gimignano, Italy (cat.)

Manmano, Galleria Continua, Beijing, China

Senza Confine (15th year), Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy

Colour After Klein, Barbican Art Gallery, London, Uk

2004

Opera video, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy

Pain; Passion, Compassion, Sensibility, The Science Museum, London, UK

Lustwarande 04, Tilburg, The Netherlands

Gwangju Biennale, Korea

Arts and Architecture 1900-2000, Genova Palazzo Ducale, Italy

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan

2003

Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered, Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland

Blast to Freeze: British Art in the 20th Century, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France

Windstill, Cotthem Gallery, April-May, Brussels, Belgium

As Heavy as Heaven, Landesmuseum Joannneum, Graz, Austria

Mind Space, Ho-Am Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea (works in the collection of the Samsung Museum of Modern Art)

Beaufort 2003, Ostend, Belgium

Himmelschwer, Graz; travelling to Denmark/Odense

Ineffable Beauty, Schon Unaussprechlich, Kunsthalle Erfurt, Germany

In Good Form; Recent Sculpture from the Arts Council Collection, Longside Gallery, Yorkshire, UK Sculpture Park

Fresh: Contemporary British Artists in Print, Edinburgh Printmakers, Scotland

Minimalism and More; Contemporary Art from the Frederick R. Weisman, USA

Art Foundation, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, USA

Saved! 100 years of the National Art Collections Fund, Hayward Gallery, London, UK

2002

Retrospective: 25 years of Collection Modern and Contemporary Art, Denver Art Museum, Denver, USA

Work on Paper: Anish Kapoor, José Bedia, Richard Serra, Quint Contemporary Art, California, USA

Barbara Krakow Gallery, 2002

Colour White, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea, UK, (cat.)

Remarks on Color, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, USA

Four women and one pregnant man, Galleri MGM, Oslo, Norway

Sphere, Sir John Soane’s Museum, London, UK

Sphere. Loans from nvisible Museum, Sir John Soane’s Museum, London, UK

Homage to Rudolf Schwarzkolger, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria

This Ain’t No Tupperware, Kunsthoff, Kortrijk and Herford, Belgium

No Object, No Subject, No Matter…, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

Blast to Freeze. British Art in the 20th century, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany, (cat.)

Retrospectacle: 25 Years of Collecting Midern and Contemporary Art, Denver Art Museum, USA.

Imagine you are standing here in front of me, The Caldic Collection in the Boijmans van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (cat.)

Kaash, Anish Kapoor, Akram Khan, Nitin Sawhney; touring collaborative dance production, Paris, France

2001

Signatures of the Invisible, London Institute, UK

1951-2001 Made in Italy, Triennale, Palazzo dell’Arte, Milano, Italy

Shanghai Biennale, China

Valencia Biennale, Spain

BO01, Concepthaus, Malmo, Sweden

Drawings, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, USA

Sculpture in the Close 2001, Jesus College, Cambridge, UK

Artcité: when Montréal Turns into a Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Monréal, Canada (cat.)

Field Day: Sculpture from Britain, Tapei Fine Art Museum, Japan Organized by the Taipei Fine Arts and The British Councl (cat.)

Sculpture Conemporaine: OEuvres de la Collection Frac Rhône-Alpes de L’Institut d’art contemporain, Substances, Lyon, France

2000

Vanitas: Meditations on Life and Death In Contemporary Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia, USA

Around 1984: a Look at the Eighties, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, USA

Blue, New Walsall Museum, Walsall, UK

Groenningen Exhibition 2000, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmar

Sinn und Sinnlichkeit, Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany

La Beauté, Papal Palace, Avignon, France

Lyon Biennale, Lyon, France

Drawings 2000, Barbara Gladstone, New York, USA

Bluer, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, USA

London Road Gallery, Northwich, Liverpool, UK

1999

 Prime, Dundee Contemporary Art, Dundee, UK

Shape of the Century, Salisbury’s Festival, Salisbury, UK

Den Haag Sculptuur 1999, The Hague, The Netherlands

Art Worlds in Dialogue, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany

Together: Artists in support for the homeless, The Passage House, London, UK

Beauty - 25th Anniversary, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC; touring to Haus der Kunst, Munich, (07.10.99 - 17.01.2000), (exh. cat.): Regarding Beauty

Retrace your steps: Remember Tomorrow, Artists at the Soane Museum, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, London, UK

1998

Towards Sculpture, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal (cat.)

The Art of the 80s, Culturgest, Caixa Geral de Depositos, Lisbon, Portugal

Wounds: Between democracy and redemption in contemporary art, Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Spatiotemperal, Magasin 3, Stockholm, Sweden

Then and Now, Lisson Gallery, London, UK

1997

Meditations, Madrasa Ibn Youssef, Marrakech, Marocco

Belladonna, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK

Entgegen, Mausoleum am Dom, Graz, Austria

Follow Me, Britische Kunst an der Unterelbe, Stade, Germany

Arte all’Arte 2, Associazione Arte Continua, Chiesa di San Giusto and Pinacoteca Civica, Volterra, Italy (cat.)

Changing Spaces, The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, USA

1996

Dessins and maquettes de sculpteurs/Drawings and maquettes by sculptors, Galerie Samuel Lallouz, Montreal, USA

New Art on Paper 2, Philadelphia Museum of Art Catalogue

Dissonant Wounds: Zones of Display/Metaphors of Atrophy, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-0n- Hudson, New York, USA

Works on Paper from the Weltkunst Collection of British Art of the 80s and 90s, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

Anish Kapoor, Barry X Ball, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica.

 Collections du Castello di Rivoli, Le Nouveau Musée, Villeurbanne 

Un siècle de sculpture anglaise, Jeu de Paume, Paris (exh cat)

 CA23rd International Biennial of Sao Paolo, Sao Paolo, Brasil

Moderner Galerija Ljubljana for the Museum of Modern Art, Sarijevo, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Multiples, Galerie Lucien Durand, Paris Betong, Malmö Konsthall

Britische Kunst an der Unterelbe, Stade, Germany

1995

Ars 95 Helsinki, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland

Contemporary British Art in Print, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (touring to the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, (Cat.)

British Art of the 1980s & 1990s - works from The WeltKunst Collection, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

De Henry Moore ós anos 90. Escultura británica contemporánea, Auditorio de Galicia, Santiago de Compostella, Spain (touring to Serralves Foundation, Oporto, Portugal) (cat.)

Longing and Belonging: From the Faraway Nearby, SITE, Santa Fe, New Mexico

A Changing World - Fifty Years of Sculpture from the British Council Collection, Castle Riding Hall, Prague, Czec Republic

Ideal Standard Summertime, Lisson Gallery, London, UK

British Abstract Art Part II: Sculpture, Flowers East, London, UK

Fémininmasculin. Le sexe de l’art, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

1994

Punishment and Decoration, Hohenthal und Bergen, Köln, Germany

Asian Art Now, Hiroshima, Japan

Sculptors' Drawings, Tate Gallery, London, UK

Re Rebaudengo Sandretto Collection, S. Antonio di Susa, Torino, Italy

1993

Another World, Art Tower Mito, Mito-shi Ibaraki, Japan (cat.)

British Sculpture from the Arts Council Collection, organised by the Arts Council of Great Britain, Derby Museumand Art Gallery, tour (cat.)

Punti Dell'Arti, Italian Pavilion, XLV Venezia Biennale, Venezia, Italy

Tresors De Voyage, Monasterio dei Padri Mechitaristi dell' Isola di San Lazzaro Degli Armeni, Venezia, Italy

Art Against Aids, XLV Venezia Biennale, Venezia, Italy

Sculpture, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, USA

Body of Drawings, South Bank touring exhibition, Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield (tour to Mead Art Gallery, Coventry), UK

Cerco, Bienal Internacional de Óbidos, Portugal (cat.)

Magazin, Architectur Zentrum, Vienna, Austria

1992

The New British Sculpture, selected works from the Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Collection, University of North Texas Art Gallery, (cat.)

Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK

Anish Kapoor invita Gary Woodley, Foro per l'Arte Contemporanea, Verona, Italy (cat.)

New Voices, New Works for the British Council Collection, organised by the British Council, Centre de Conférences Albert Borschette, Brussels, Belgium (tour) (cat.)

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Th Netherlands

De Opening, De Pont Foundation for Contemporary Art, Tilburg, The Netherlands (cat.)

Documenta IX, Kassel

1991

Gallery Shirakawa, Kyoto

La Sculpture Contemporaine après 1970, Fondation Daniel Templon, Fréjus, France (exh cat)

Trans/Mission, Rooseum, Malmö, Sweden (exh cat)

The 1991 Turner Prize 1991: An Exhibition of Work by the Four Shortlisted Artists, Tate Gallery, London (exh cat)

Il Limite delle Cose nella Nuova Scultura Inglese, Studio Oggetto, Milano (exh cat)

Rhizome, Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, (exh cat)

Anish Kapoor and Abstract Art in Asia, Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan

1990

 Affinities and Intuitions. The Gerald S. Elliott Collection of Contemporary Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA (cat.)

Dujourie, Fortuyn, Houshiary, Kapoor, Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo, Holland (exh cat)

Works on paper, Frith Street Gallery, London, UK

Heroes of Contemporary Art, Galerie Saqqarah, Gstaad, Switzerland (cat.) (travelled to TransArt Exhibitions Kreishaus, Cologne)

Made of Stone, Galerie Isy Brachot, Brussels, Belgium (cat.)

British Art Now: A Subjective View, (organised by the British Council) (cat.) Travelled to Setagaya Museum, Tokyo, Fukuoka Art Museum, Nagoya City Museum, Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Hyogo Prefectural Museum, Hiroshima City Museum

1989

 British Now: sculpture et autres dessins, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal, Quebec, Canada (cat.)

Anish Kapoor, Wolfgang Laib, Richard Long, Galerie Le Gall Peyroulet, Paris, France

1988

Europa oggi/Europe now, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Prato, Italy (cat.)

Fourth International Drawing Triennale, Kunsthalle Nuremberg, Germany (cat.)

La Couleur seule, l'Experience du Monochrome, Musee St. Pierre, Lyon, France (cat.)

Britannica. 30 Ans de Sculpture, Musee des Beaux-Arts Andre Malraux, Le Havre; Ecole d'architecture de Normandie, Rouen; Musée d'Evreux, Evreux, France (cat.)

Starlit Waters. British Sculpture: An International Art 1968-88, Tate Gallery, Liverpool, UK (cat.)

Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA (cat.)

1987

Juxtapositions: Recent Sculpture from England and Germany, The Institute for Art and Urban Resources, New York, USA (cat.)

Inside/Outside, Museum Van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerpen, Belgium (cat.)

British Art of the 1980's: 1987, Liljevalchs Konstall, Stockholm, Sweden (organized by the British Council) (cat) (travelled to Sara Hilden Art Museum, Tampere)

Viewpoint. L'art contemporain en Grande Bretagne, Musee d'Art Moderne, Brussels, Belgium (organized in cooperation with the British Council) (cat.)

Simila - Dissimila, Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf (cat.) (travelled to Columbia University, Sonnabend Gallery and Leo Castelli Gallery, New York)

1986

Entre el Objeto y la Imagen, Palacio de Velazquez Madrid and Fundacion Caja de Pensiones, Barcelona (organized by the British Council and Ministerio de Cultura, Spain) (cat.)

Skulptur - 9 Kunstnere fra Storbrittanien, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark (cat.)

Sonsbeek 1986. International Sculpture Exhibition, Arnhem, The Netherlands (cat.)

General Idea, Anish Kapoor, Melissa Miller, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, USA

Prospect '86. Eine internationale Austellung aktueller Kunst, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany (cat.)

Inaugural Exhibition, Lang & O'Hara Gallery, New York, USA

Dessins de Sculpteurs, Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie, Paris, France

Vessel, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK

1985

Sculptors' Drawings, (organized by the Scottish Arts Council) (travelled to Artspace Galleries, Aberdeen; Ayr, Lyth, Stirling, Stromness, Glasgow; Dracos Arts Centre, Athens)

Currents, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, USA (cat.)

Nouvelle Biennale de Paris, Paris, France

The British Show, (organized by Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney and The British Council) (cat.) (travelled to Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Queensland Art Gallery Brisbane; The Exhibition Hall, Melbourne; National Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand)

7000 Eichen, Kunsthalle, Tubingen, Germany (cat.) (travelled to Kunsthalle, Bielefeld)

Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue?, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, UK

Three British Sculptors, Neuberger Museum, State University of New York, USA, Purchase

Anniottanta, (organized by the Cultura del Comune di Ravenna) (travelled to Bologna, Imola)

20 Sculptures du FRAC Rhone-Alpes, l'Abbaye de Tournus, Tournus, France

Anish Kapoor and Bill Woodrow, Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, USA

The Poetic Object: Richard Deacon, Shirazeh Houshiary, Anish Kapoor, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland (cat.) (travelled to the Arts Council Gallery, Belfast)

1984

An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, New York (cat.)

ROSC '84, Dublin, Ireland (exh cat)

The British Art Show: Old Allegiances and New Directions, 1979-1984, (organized by the Arts Council of Great Britain) (exh cat) (travelled to City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh; Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield; Southampton Art Gallery)

Anish Kapoor and Bill Woodrow, Galerie Paul Maenz, Cologne, Germany

1983

Tema Celeste, Museo Civico d'Arte Contemporanea, Gibellina, Italy

La Trottola di Sirio, Centro d'Arte Contemporanea, Siracusa, Italy (organized by The British Council) (exh cat)

Figures and Objects, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK (cat.)

Douceur de l'Avant-Garde, C'est Rien de le Dire, Rennes, France (cat.)

Beelden/Sculpture 1983, Rotterdam Arts Council, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (cat.)

Finland Biennale, Helsinki, Finland

Sculpture 1983, Van Krimpen Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Sculpture Show, Hayward Gallery/Serpentine Gallery, London (organized by the Arts Council of Great Britain), UK (cat.)

New Art, Tate Gallery, London, UK (cat.)

Constellazione, Galleria Giorgio Persano, Torino, Italy

Eros Mythos Ironie, Neue Galerie, Graz, Austria

Transformations: New Sculpture from Britain, XVII Bienal de Sao Paulo, Brazil (organized by the British Council)

(cat.) ( travelled to Museo de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Museo de Arte Moderna, Mexico DF; Fundacao

Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon)

1982

Objects and Figures. New Sculpture in Britain, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (organized by the Scottish Arts Council) (exh cat)

1981

Objects & Sculpture: Richard Deacon, Antony Gormley, Anish Kapoor, Peter Randall-Page", Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK (cat.) (travelled to Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol)

Summer Show, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK

British Sculpture in the 20th Century: Part 1,Symbol and Imagination 1951-80, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK (cat.)

Objects and Figures. New Sculpture in Britain, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, UK (organized by the Scottish Arts Council) (cat.)

India: Myth and Reality, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK

1980

New Sculpture, Midland Group Gallery, Nottingham, UK

1979

Tolly Cobbold: Eastern Arts, 2nd National Exhibition, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK (travelling exhibition)

Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK

1978

 Northern Young Contemporaries, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK

1975

Young Contemporaries, Royal Academy of Art, London, UK

1974

Art into Landscape 1, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK

Awards

2013

Florence Biennale Lorenzo il Magnifico Lifetime Achievement Award for Art

Knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II

2011

Praemium Imperiale Award in Sculpture

2005

Louise T Blouin Foundation

2003

Awarded CBE

Dayawati Modi Award

2001

Awarded an Honorary Fellowship at Royal Institute of British Architecture

1999

Awarded an Honorary Fellowship at the University of Wolverhampton

1997

Awarded an Honorary Doctorate at the London Institute and Leeds University

London Institute Honorary Fellowship

1992

Venice Biennale Premio Duemila

Venice Biennale Premio Duemila

1991

Turner Prize Award

Turner Prize Award

1990

Awarded ‘Premio Duemila’ at the Venice Biennale

Residences

1982

Artist in Residence - Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

Public collections

British Council, UK

De Pont Foundation, Tillburg, Holland

Museo National Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain

Tate Gallery, London, Great Britain

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, USA

Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Prato, Italy

Fukuoka City Museum, Japan

Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

Weltkunst Foundation, Zurich, Switzerland

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg, USA

Musée St. Pierre, Lyon, France

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, USA

Contemporary Art Society, London, Great Britain

National Gallery, Ottawa, Canada

Rijksmuseum Kroller-Muller, Otterlo, Holland

Fine Art Museum of San Francisco, USA

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA

Leeds City Art Gallery, Great Britain

Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

Heide Park and Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia

Fundacio Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal

Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

Moderna Galerija, Ljublijana, Slovenia

Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

Kloster Schoenthal, Basel, Switzerland

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanawaza, Japan

Nelson Atkins Museum, Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Samsung Museum, Korea

Arts Council, UK

Permanent works

2004

αίμα, permanent installation at the Castello di Ama, Gaiole in Chianti, Italy (a project in collaboration with Galleria

Continua; exh cat.)

2000

The Edge of the World, permanent installation at Axel Vervoordt Kanal, Wijnegem, Belgium

Public Commissions

2013

Ark Nova, Lucerne Festival, Matsushima, Japan

2012

“ArcelorMittal Orbit”, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, in collaboration with Cecil Balmond, Olympic Games, London

2011

Leviathan, Grand Palais, Paris, Monumenta 

2010

Temenos, Middlesbrough, First of the five Tees Valley Giants sculptures, public art works commissioned as part of Tees Valley Regeneration (TVR), North Shore and Stockton, Tees Valley, UK

2009

“Dismemberment of Jeanne D’Arc” and ”Imagine Monochrome (massage)”, Guest Artistic Director, Brighton Festival commissions, UK

Turning the World Upside Down, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Earth Cinema, Arte Pollini, Basilicata, Italy

2008

56 Leonard Street, Collaboration with Herzog and de Meuron, (Under construction)

2007

”Untitled”, 2007, Queensland Art Gallery, Australia, Commissioned 2006 with funds from the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation in recognition of the contribution to the Gallery by Doug Hall AM (Director 1987-2007)

The Farm, Kaipara Bay, New Zealand

2006

“Sky Mirror”, 2006, Rockefeller Centre, New York

2004

“Cloud Gate”, Chicago Millennium Park, Chicago, USA

L’Origine du monde, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan

2003

Idomeneo edited by Daniel Heartz, director: Peter Sellars, production for The New Mozart Edition of Idomeneo, London, Glyndebourne Festival Opera

British Memorial Garden, New York, (Uncompleted)

2002

Marsyas, as part of The Unilever Series, Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London

Two subway stations, collaboration with Future Systems at Monte Sant’Angelo and Triano, Naples

2001

“Sky Mirror”, Nottingham Playhouse, Nottingham, UK

2000

“Taratantara”, Baltic Center for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK

1998

Outdoor Commission, Ministere de la Justice, France for new Bordeaux Courts Building designed by Richard Rogers partnership

1997

Outdoor Commission, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

1995

Mountain, Outdoor Commission, Toronto, Canada

Cast Iron Mountain, Tachikawa Art Project, Japan

1994

"Cast Iron Mountain", Tachikawa Art Project, Outside Tokyo, Japan