The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) will present Place. No Place: Anish Kapoor in Architecture, an exhibition which surveys the artist's close collaboration with architects and engineers over the last twenty five years, opening on 15 October 2008. The exhibition allows for an entirely different experience from any other show by Anish Kapoor.
The show includes architectural models, most of which have never been displayed before, which offer a rare insight into many of Anish Kapoor's major international projects. Included in the exhibition are models for Taratantara at the Baltic, created with Neil Thomas of Atelier One (1999), the Salvation Army Visitor Centre with John McAslan and Partners (2001), the design for two Naples subways with Jan Kaplicky and Future Systems (2003). Also included is Temenos in the Middlesborough Dock, Middlehaven, a current project with Cecil Balmond and the first in a series of five major works for the Tees Valley Regeneration scheme to be completed over the next decade.
Anish Kapoor was born in Bombay in 1954 and has lived in London since the early 70's when he studied at Hornsey College of Art and Chelsea School of Art Design. Over the past twenty years Kapoor has exhibited extensively worldwide including solo shows at Kunsthalle Basel, Tate Gallery and Hayward Gallery in London, Reina Sofia in Madrid, CAPC in Bordeaux, Haus der Kunst in Munich, and most recently ICA in Boston.
Anish Kapoor was awarded the 'Premio Duemila' at the Venice Biennale in 1990, the Turner Prize Award in 1991 and was awarded an Honorary Fellowship at the London Institute in 1997 and a CBE in 2003. He is represented by the Lisson Gallery, London, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York and Galleria Continua and Galleria Massimo Minini, Italy.
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