Anish Kapoor was born in Bombay in 1954 and has lived in London since the early 1970s. He studied at Hornsey College of Art and Chelsea School of Art and Design. In 1990 he represented Britain at the Venice Biennale and in 1991 he won the Turner Prize. His works have been exhibited widely on an international scale and are in numerous public collections. Kapoor had a large solo show at the Hayward Gallery in London in 1998 and in 2003, his work Marsyas was installed at Tate Modern in London, where it spanned the entire length of the Turbine Hall. For the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Kapoor has designed a monumental spiral sculpture which will feature as a major landmark in the Olympic Park.
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