Anish Kapoor

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.

Works

Exhibition view, Palazzo Manfrin, Venice, 2022 - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Palazzo Manfrin, Venice, 2022
Exhibition view, Gallerie dell'Accademia di Venezia, 2022 - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Gallerie dell’Accademia di Venezia, 2022
Monochrome (Black to Black/Red) - © Mennour
Monochrome (Black to Black/Red), 2019
Random Triangle Mirror - © Mennour
Random Triangle Mirror, 2018
Exhibition view, Kistefos, Jevnaker - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Kistefos, Jevnaker, 2020
Untitled - © Mennour
Untitled, 2015
Untitled - © Mennour
Untitled, 2014
Untitled (Void) - © Mennour
Untitled (Void), 1989
Mirror (Black Mist) - © Mennour
Mirror (Black Mist), 2019
Exhibition view, Monumenta, Grand Palais, Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Monumenta, Grand Palais, Paris, 2011
Mirror (Magenta Apple mix 2) - © Mennour
Mirror (Magenta Apple mix 2), 2018
Exhibition view, Château de Versailles - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Château de Versailles, 2015
Mirror (Wave) - © Mennour
Mirror (Wave), 2016
Untitled - © Mennour
Untitled, 2018
Star Twist - © Mennour
Star Twist, 2015
Exhibition view, Serralves Foundation, Porto - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Serralves Foundation, Porto, 2018
Permanent installation, Cloud Gate, Chicago - © Mennour
Permanent installation, Cloud Gate, Chicago, 2006
Untitled - © Mennour
Untitled, 2013
Mirror (Spanish Gold to Mipa Blue 5) - © Mennour
Mirror (Spanish Gold to Mipa Blue 5), 2018
Something like her - © Mennour
Something like her, 2018
Namibia XI - © Mennour
Namibia XI, 2018
Permanent installation, Orbit, London - © Mennour
Permanent installation, Orbit, London, 2012
Untitled (Stellar Green Pearl / Transparent Black) - © Mennour
Untitled (Stellar Green Pearl / Transparent Black), 2014
Exhibition view, Château de Versailles - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Château de Versailles, 2015
Mirror (Apple Magenta mix.2 to Brandy Wine) - © Mennour
Mirror (Apple Magenta mix.2 to Brandy Wine), 2018
Exhibition view, Royal Academy of Arts, London - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2009
Permanent installation, Tall Tree & The Eye, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao - © Mennour
Permanent installation, Tall Tree & The Eye, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, 2009
Mirror (Black Mist over Apple Magenta mix 2) - © Mennour
Mirror (Black Mist over Apple Magenta mix 2), 2019
Curved Triangle Twist - © Mennour
Curved Triangle Twist, 2014
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2014
Exhibition view, Guggenheim, New York - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Guggenheim, New York, 2010
Permanent installation, Turning the World Upside Down, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem - © Mennour
Permanent installation, Turning the World Upside Down, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2010
Mound - © Mennour
Mound, 2018
Knot - © Mennour
Knot, 2018
Exhibition view, Kensington Gardens, London - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Kensington Gardens, London, 2010
Untitled - © Mennour
Untitled, 2014
Untitled-11 - © Mennour
Untitled-11, 2011
Exhibition view, Monumenta, Grand Palais, Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Monumenta, Grand Palais, Paris, 2011
Red2 - © Mennour
Red2, 2018
Trans-parence - © Mennour
Trans-parence, 2018
Glisten (Pink to Green Satin) - © Mennour
Glisten (Pink to Green Satin), 2018
Oval Twist - © Mennour
Oval Twist, 2016
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2011
Exhibition view, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 2008
Namibia VIII - © Mennour
Namibia VIII, 2018
Exhibition view, Château de Versailles - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Château de Versailles, 2015
Sister - © Mennour
Sister, 2005
Exhibition view, Grand Palais, Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Grand Palais, Paris, 2013
Mirror (Oriental Blue to Black) - © Mennour
Mirror (Oriental Blue to Black), 2015
Exhibition view, Guggenheim, New York - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Guggenheim, New York, 2010
Exhibition view, Serralves Foundation, Porto - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Serralves Foundation, Porto, 2018
Mirror (Gold) - © Mennour
Mirror (Gold), 2015
Exhibition view, Fondazione Prada, Milan - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Fondazione Prada, Milan, 1995
Mirror (Pagan Gold / Magenta Apple Mix 2) - © Mennour
Mirror (Pagan Gold / Magenta Apple Mix 2), 2018
Square Twist - © Mennour
Square Twist, 2014
Exhibition view, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 2015
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2011
Exhibition view, Hayward Gallery, Southbank Center, London - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Hayward Gallery, Southbank Center, London, 2018
Coagulate - © Mennour
Coagulate, 2018
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2011
Exhibition view, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, 2013
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2018
Monochrome (Dark Teal) - © Mennour
Monochrome (Dark Teal), 2016
Exhibition view, Château de Versailles - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Château de Versailles, 2015
Monochrome (Pagan Gold and Lime KK Gold Pearl) - © Mennour
Monochrome (Pagan Gold and Lime KK Gold Pearl), 2017
Glisten (Green Black to Apple Magenta satin) - © Mennour
Glisten (Green Black to Apple Magenta satin), 2017
Exhibition view, De Pont Museum, Tilburg - © Mennour
Exhibition view, De Pont Museum, Tilburg, 2017
Untitled - © Mennour
Untitled, 2014
Exhibition view, Serralves Foundation, Porto - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Serralves Foundation, Porto, 2018
Namibia IX - © Mennour
Namibia IX, 2018
Exhibition view, Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, 2012
See - © Mennour
See, 2018
Monochrome (Matt Gold) - © Mennour
Monochrome (Matt Gold), 2012
Exhibition view, MCA, Sydney - © Mennour
Exhibition view, MCA, Sydney, 2013
Exhibition view, MAMC, Saint Etienne - © Mennour
Exhibition view, MAMC, Saint Etienne, 2018
Exhibition view, Beaux Arts de Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Beaux Arts de Paris, 2011
Mirror Glow (Cobalt Blue) - © Mennour
Mirror Glow (Cobalt Blue), 2016
Exhibition view, TATE Modern, London - © Mennour
Exhibition view, TATE Modern, London, 2002
Exhibition view, Venice Biennale - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Venice Biennale, 1990
Exhibition view, Serralves Foundation, Porto - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Serralves Foundation, Porto, 2018
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2018
8 Twist - © Mennour
8 Twist, 2018
Corner - © Mennour
Corner, 2018
Monochrome (Teal over Matt Silver Pearl) - © Mennour
Monochrome (Teal over Matt Silver Pearl), 2014
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2014
Untitled - © Mennour
Untitled, 2011
Exhibition view, Sky Mirror, Rockefeller Center, New York - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Sky Mirror, Rockefeller Center, New York, 2006
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2014
Monochrome (Neon Orange) - © Mennour
Monochrome (Neon Orange), 2014
Exhibition view, Venice Biennale - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Venice Biennale, 1990
Exhibition view, Château de Versailles - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Château de Versailles, 2015
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2018
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2018

Exhibitions & News

Glimpse of Light - © Mennour
Group show, Glimpse of Light
6 June — 26 July 2024
Mennour, 5 rue du Pont de Lodi, Paris 6
Alicja Kwade - Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles - © Mennour
Anish Kapoor, Alicja Kwade, Van Gogh et les étoiles
1 June — 8 September 2024
Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles
Anish Kapoor - ARKEN - © Mennour
Anish Kapoor, Unseen
11 April — 20 October 2024
ARKEN Museum of Contemporary Art, Ishøj
Anish Kapoor - Liverpool Cathedral - © Mennour
Anish Kapoor, Monadic Singularity
10 August — 15 September 2024
Liverpool Cathedral
Bertrand Lavier, Camille Henrot, Pierre Molinier, François Morellet - Centre Pompidou-Metz - © Mennour
Douglas Gordon, Camille Henrot, Anish Kapoor, Bertrand Lavier, Pierre Molinier, François Morellet, Lacan, l’exposition. Quand l’art rencontre la psychanalyse
31 December 2023 — 27 May 2024
Centre Pompidou-Metz
Group show - © Mennour
Daniel Buren, Claire Fontaine, Douglas Gordon, Camille Henrot, Anish Kapoor, Alicja Kwade, François Morellet, Group show
5 February — 16 March 2024
Mennour, 28 avenue Matignon, Paris 8
Anish Kapoor - Palazzo Strozzi - © Mennour
Anish Kapoor, Untrue Unreal
7 October 2023 — 4 February 2024
Palazzo Strozzi, Florence
Empyrean - © Mennour
Group show, Empyrean
27 March — 17 June 2023
Opening 12 April 2023, 18:40
Mennour, 28 avenue Matignon, Paris 8
Anish Kapoor - Centre of Polish Sculpture - © Mennour
Anish Kapoor, Solo exhibition
1 October 2022 — 12 February 2023
Centre of Polish Sculpture, Orońsko
Anish Kapoor - Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden - © Mennour
Anish Kapoor, Skulpturen
13 August 2022 — 1 January 2023
Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden, Wuppertal
Anish Kapoor - Gallerie dell’Accademia di Venezia - © Mennour
Anish Kapoor, Solo exhibition
20 April — 9 October 2022
Gallerie dell’Accademia & Palazzo Manfrin, Venice
Endless Summer - © Mennour
Group show, Endless Summer
6 September — 8 October 2022
Opening 06 September 2022, 18:00
Mennour, 47 rue Saint-André-des-Arts, Paris 6
AVJ - Copenhagen Contemporary - © Mennour
Ann Veronica Janssens, Anish Kapoor, Light & Space
3 December 2021 — 4 September 2022
Copenhagen Contemporary

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