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 and a professor in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Chicago. 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 urban planning, religious space, and craft issues. He works to revitalize underserved neighborhoods by combining urban planning and art practices.

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