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Kapoor, Anish

Born: 1954 AD
Currently alive, at 61 years of age.
Nationality: Indian
Categories: Sculptor

1954 – He was born this year in Bombay (Mumbai), India.


1972 – He moved to England this year where he has lived since.


1980 – He emerged as one of a number of British sculptors working in a new style and gaining international recognition for their work (the others included Richard Wentworth, Tony Cragg, Richard Deacon, Anthony Gormley and Bill Woodrow).


1990 – He represented Britain this year Venice Biennale, where he was awarded the Premio Duemila; the following year, he won the prestigious Turner Prize.


1999 – The South Bank Show presented the first full-length television profile of him in February this year.


2001 – Sky Mirror, a large mirror piece that reflects the sky and surroundings, was commissioned in Nottingham.


2002 – He has produced a number of large works, including Marsyas, a large work of steel and PVC installed in the Turbine Hall of Tate Modern.


2004 – Cloud Gate, a 110-ton stainless steel sculpture, was unveiled at Millennium Park in Chicago.


2006 – Another large mirror sculpture, also entitled Sky Mirror, was shown in Rockefeller Center, New York.