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My Name is Product, 2010 Redeemed Vitreous China, Gold Leaf, Black Glaze, Sound © Image courtesy of the artist and Kavi Gupta Gallery Chicago | Berlin
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Cosmology of the Yard, 2010 Installation © Image courtesy of the artist and Kavi Gupta Gallery Chicago | Berlin
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Cosmology of the Yard, 2010 © Image courtesy of the artist and Kavi Gupta Gallery Chicago | Berlin
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Cosmology of the Yard, 2010 © Image courtesy of the artist and Kavi Gupta Gallery Chicago | Berlin
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Clean, 2010 Wood, Upholstery and Metal 96" X 31 3/4" X 37 1/2" © Image courtesy of the artist and Kavi Gupta Gallery Chicago | Berlin
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Clean, 2010 Wood, Upholstery and Metal 96" X 31 3/4" X 37 1/2" © Image courtesy of the artist and Kavi Gupta Gallery Chicago | Berlin
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Soul Temple from the series, Tea Shack, 2008 © Courtesy of Artist and Museum of Contemporary Art
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Bench II, 2010 Reclaimed Wood 46" X 26" X 30" © Image courtesy of the artist and Kavi Gupta Gallery Chicago | Berlin
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A.N.N.A.P., 2010 Illuminated LED Sign, Steel and Aluminum 16" X 16" X 6". Edition of 3 © Image courtesy of Kavi Gupta Gallery Chicago | Berlin
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The Apostle, 2010 Composite Gold on Plaster 48" X 20" © Image courtesy of the artist and Kavi Gupta Gallery Chicago | Berlin
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Untitled (Pot 2), 2010 Ink on Paper 30" X 22" © Image courtesy of the artist and Kavi Gupta Gallery Chicago | Berlin
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Fence for Cows and Vice Lords, 2010 Sumi Ink, Gold Leaf, Acrylic on Wood 22" X 7' © Image courtesy of the artist and Kavi Gupta Gallery Chicago | Berlin
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© Courtesy of the Artist and CCA San Francisco Campus
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Civil Tapestries , 2011 Decomissioned Fire Hoses and Wood 48" X 123" X 4" © Courtesy of the Artist and MOCA Geffen Contemporary
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Dr. Wax Archive at Dorchester Projects, Chicago, 2009 © Courtesy of the artist & Seattle Art Museum
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© Courtesy of the Artist and White Cube, Bermondsey
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© Courtesy of the artist and Locust Projects
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12 Ballads for the Huguenot House, 2012 © Courtesy of the artist and Kavi Gupta
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12 Ballads for the Huguenot House, 2012 © Courtesy of the artist and Kavi Gupta Gallery
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© Courtesy of the artist & The White Cube São Paulo
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© Courtesy of the artist & The White Cube Hong Kong
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12 Ballads for the Huguenot House , 2012 Performance View © Courtesy of the artist and Kavi Gupta
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12 Ballads for the Huguenot House, 2012 Installation View © Courtesy of the artist and Kavi Gupta
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Proposed Red Line Station © courtesy of the Chicago Transit Authority
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Soul Food Starter Kit, 2012 Ceramics, Graphite, Metal and Wood. © Courtesy the artist and Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago
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Slats Index (unofficial title) , 2013 Wood 60.5” X 54.5” X 6” © Courtesy of the artist and Kavi Gupta Gallery
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ReTreat © Theaster Gates /Marian Hayes
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© Courtesy of the Artist and White Cube, Bermondsey
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Halsted Hadware Store, Chicago, 2014 © Photo by Sara Pooley. Courtesy of Theaster Gates and Sara Pooley
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House Heads Liberation Training, 2016 Still From Colour Video Footage © 2016 Theaster Gates. Photo: Chris Strong Photography
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Quick Facts
Lives in
Chicago, Illinois
Works in
Chicago
Representing galleries
Statement

Exhibitions

2010 Cosmology of Yard, Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Resurrecting Dave, Solo Exhibition, Milwaukee Art Museum
John Michael Kohler Arts in Industry Residency
Just a Closer Walk With Thee, Toward a Legendary Black Clay Superhero, Contemporary
Arts Museum, Houston, TX

2009 On Another Note: Extractions from the Chicago Jazz Archive Collection, DOVA Temporary, Chicago, IL
Temple Exercises, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Erogenous Wonder, An Installation, Salvage One, Chicago, IL
Shacks, Sheds, and Other Small Spaces, Lecture, Univ. of No. Carolina, Charlotte, NC
Arts and Activism in St. Louis, Detroit, and Chicago”, Lecture, Little Black Pearl Art &
Design Center, Chicago, IL
The Dorchester Project, Symposium: Accidental Publics”, Lecture, Northwestern
University, Chicago, IL
To Be Pocket: Militaristic Effeminacy, The 'Hood' and Adorno’s Last Sermon, or, It’s Over
When The Black Marching Band Goes Home”, Lect., Our Literal Speed, Chicago, IL
Why Make Art Now, Performance Studies Lecture, School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL
Unpacking Yamaguchi, Myth, Ecstasy and the Black Church”, Lecture, School of the Art
Institute, Chicago, IL
Black Monks of Mississippi, Performance, South Side Community Art Center, Chicago, IL
Holiness in 3 Parts, Performance, Boots Contemporary Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Black Monks and the Gospel of Black, Performance, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven,
Netherlands
Symposium on Contemporary Painting, Performance, Univ. of Ill., Champaign-Urbana, IL

2008 Black Monks and the Gospel of Black, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven , Netherlands
Black Monks of Mississippi, If You See Jesus Tell Him Where I Am, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago
Branded Alongside the Cabinet of Curiosities, Milwaukee Art Museum, Video Installation
Chipstone Foundation Estate, Contemporary Response to the Plantation Cabinet, circa 1782, Milwaukee, WI
Tea Shacks, Collard Greens and the Preservation of Soul. Center for the Proliferation of Afro-Asian Artifacts, Chicago
Dinner Intervention, Culture Community #1 meets Culture Community #2, Chicago
Representations Series, Talking Series concentrated on the concerns and thoughts of contemporary artists of color, in partnership with the Experimental Station and Illinois Humanities Council
Yamaguchi in Residence, Experimental Station, Chicago, 1 year, ongoing lifestyle performance.



2007 Artists Connect, Performance Lecture, 16th Century Japanese Aesthetics, Art Institute, Chicago
Uprising, Voice, Violin and Cello; Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago
Yamaguchi Institute, Plate Convergence, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago
Recreation of the Candy “Stow,” Acquisition and renovation of a small South Side commercial building for dinner interventions, recycled materials, local labor, Chicago
Storied Toy: The Emotional and Imaginative Relationship Between a Boy and His Toys (plus a few other things), University of Northern Iowa

2006 Dinner at 7, Collaboration with Chef, Maripa Abella, Wood-fired Sculpture, Rodan Restaurant, Chicago
Dinner 1, Korean Presbyterian Minister and My Black Baptist Pastor, Chicago
In Memory of Qualls, Voice and Dance, Chicago
Speaking of Passage: Two Artists i n the Conversation of Migration, Collaboration with Taiwanese Poet, Kelly Tsai
Life After Qualls, African American Artists Respond to the works of Michael Quall s. Performance and Sculpture of South Side Community Arts Center, Chicago
Dave; Neo-Slave Narratives and Contemporary Black Identity-I made this Pot. Performance Lecture, Paris, France
Green Line; A Journey from the West side to the Southside; 3 artists respond to Class and Transportation, Chicago
Un-housed. Gentrification and the constant need for Space, Architecture and design conference, Chicago

2005 Kissing under the Camponile: Homophilia and the Yellow Tower, Iowa State University
Dave the Enslaved Potter with Monday Michiru, Chicago 2005
Rachmaninoff and the Slave Spiritual, Piano, Violin and Voice, Ames, IA, 2005
The American Negro; Too good to be true, St. George Cathedral, Cape town, South Africa, 2000
The Planner Activist, Iowa State University, 2005
People of the Mud, An exhibition of 15 ceramic artists, Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago
Mississippi Houses Inax Ceramic Museum, Tokaname Japan
Facing Fuji 10 Sculptors i n Japan, Tokoname Museum of Ceramic History, Tokonme, Japan
Theaster Gates, Solo Exhibition Yakimono Ceramics Exhibition, Tokoname, Japan

Education
Iowa State University, B.S. Urban Planning, Sculpture
University of Cape Town, M.A., Fine Arts, Religious Studies
Iowa State University, M.S. Urban Planning, Public Sculpture, Religious Studies

Affiliations
University of Chicago, Department of Visual Arts
Experimental Station, Chicago, IL
Monk Parakeet, Chicago, IL

Awards
Percent for Art Program, Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, IL
International Workshop for Ceramic Artists, Tokoname, Japan
Center for Race Politics and Culture, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
DeFabriek Artist Space, Eindhoven, Netherlands

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