Theaster Gates
A Complicated Relationship Between Heaven and Earth, or, When We Believe[B.A.R.] Black Artists RetreatStony Island Arts BankChicago Transit Authority, Public Art Commission13th BalladMy Back, My Wheel, and My WillSoul Manufacturing CorporationMy Labor Is My Protest12 Ballads For Huguenot HouseDorchester ProjectsListening House Chicago/ Listening Room SeattleThe Art of Placemaking Conference, 2012Holding CourtSoul Food PavilionAn Epitaph For Civil RightsThe Glass Lantern Slide Archive RelocationConversion of Prairie Avenue Bookstore into a small public libraryCosmology of Yard, Whitney MuseumHoliness in 3 PartsTemple Exercises-Museum of Contemporary Art Tea Shack, Collard Greens and the Preservation of SoulForest for TeaThe Candy Store and Other Dorchester ThoughtsPlate ConvergencesTo Speculate DarklyThe Black Monks of Mississippi in EindhovenYamaguchi Story
Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates has developed an expanded practice that includes space development, object making, performance and critical engagement with many publics. Founder of the non-profit Rebuild Foundation, Gates is currently a Professor in the Department of Visual Art and Director of Arts and Public Life at the University of Chicago.

Gates has exhibited and performed at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Punta della Dogana, Venice; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Santa Barbara Museum of Art; and Documenta 13, Kassel, Germany; among others.

Recent winner of Artes Mundi 6, Gates has also received awards and grants from Creative Time, the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, United States Artists, Creative Capital, the Joyce Foundation, Graham Foundation, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, and Artadia.

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