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Anish Kapoor

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Anish Kapoor was born in Bombay India in 1954 and has been working and living in London since the early 1970's.He attended the Hornsey College of Art (1973-77) and Chelsea School of Art, London (1977-78).

Kapoor is one of a generation of British sculptors, along with fellow British sculptors Richard Deacon and Tony Cragg, who gained critical recognition in the 1980s. His enigmatic sculptural forms permeate physical and psychological space.Kapoor is focused on the active or trans-formative properties of the materials he uses.

Kapoor's inventiveness and versatility have resulted in works ranging from powdered pigment sculptures and site-specific interventions on wall or floor, to gigantic installations both in and outdoors, including Marsyas at the Turbine Hall, Tate Modern.

Anish Kapoor won the Premio 2000 in 1990 when he represented the British Pavilion at the XLIV Venice Biennial, and was awarded the Turner Prize in 1991.

Among his major permanent commissions is Cloud Gate (2004) for the Millennium Park in Chicago. Major solo exhibitions throughout his career have taken place at MAC Grand-Hornu, Belgium (2004); Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples (2004); Kunsthaus Bregenz (2003); BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (1999); Piazza del Plebiscito, Naples (1999); Hayward Gallery, London (1998); and Fondazione Prada, Milano (1995). Kapoor is represented by Gladstone Gallery in New York and the Lisson Gallery London.

Exhibition Royal Academy London opens September 26 and runs until December 11, 2009.

Anish Kapoor

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