Sir Anish Kapoor CBE, RA (born 12 March 1954) is a British-Indian sculptor specializing in installation art and conceptual art. He was born in Mumbai, and attended the elite all-boys’ Indian boarding school, The Doon School in Dehradun. Since the early 1970s, Kapoor has lived and worked in London, where he moved to study art, first at the Hornsey College of Art and later at the Chelsea School of Art and Design.
Kapoor represented Britain at the XLIV Venice Biennale in 1990, when he was awarded the Premio Duemila Prize. In 1991, he received the Turner Prize and in 2002 received the Unilever Commission for the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern. His notable public sculptures include Cloud Gate (2006, colloquially known as “the Bean”) in Chicago’s Millennium Park; Sky Mirror, exhibited at the Rockefeller Center in New York City in 2006 and Kensington Gardens in London in 2010; Temenos, at Middlehaven, Middlesbrough; Leviathan, at the Grand Palais in Paris in 2011; and ArcelorMittal Orbit, commissioned as a permanent artwork for London’s Olympic Park and completed in 2012. In 2017 Kapoor designed the statuette for the 2018 Brit Awards.