Theaster Gates

born 1973

Theaster Gates, ‘Civil Tapestry 4’ 2011
Civil Tapestry 4 2011
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Theaster Gates (born August 28, 1973) is an American social practice installation artist. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, where he still lives and works. Gates' work has been shown at major museums and galleries internationally and deals with issues of urban planning, religious space, and craft. He is committed to the revitalization of poor neighborhoods through combining urban planning and art practices.

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