Selected Monographs:



Carrion-Murayari, Gary, and Massimiliano Gioni, eds., Young Lords and Their Traces, published by New Museum and Phaidon Press, New York, NY, 2023

Footem, Cameron and Lydia Yee, eds., A Clay Sermon, published by Whitechapel, London, UK, 2022
Bruni, Laura, and Kasia Redzisz, eds., Amalgam, published by Tate Publishing, London, UK, 2022


Ramsey, Jr., Guthrie P., Anna Schneider, Dimona Stöckle, and Hamza Walker, Theaster Gates: Black Chapel, published by Buchhandlung Walther König and Franz König, Cologne, Germany, 2021



Gates, Theaster, Josef Helfenstein, Daniel Kurjakovic, and Elvira Dyangani Ose, Theaster Gates: Black Madonna, published by Buchhandlung Walther König and Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, 2019



Gates, Theaster, ed., Theaster Gates: The Black Image Corporation, published by Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy, 2018

Gates, Theaster, Theaster Gates: Black Madonna Press, published by Black Madonna Press, Chicago, IL, and The Store X with Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland, 2018

Scott, Kitty, ed., Theaster Gates: How To Build a House Museum, published by Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada, 2018

Gates, Theaster, and Devin Mays, eds., Black Artists Retreat: Reflections on Convening, published by Black Madonna Press, Chicago, IL, 2018

Gates, Theaster, ed., Land-Art: Theaster Gates Art and Space Initiatives, published by Theaster Gates, 2018



Crawford, Romi, Theaster Gates, and Thomas D. Trummer, Theaster Gates: Black Archive, published by Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria, 2017



Becker, Carol, Theaster Gates, Achim Borchardt-Hume, and Lisa Lee, Theaster Gates, published by Phaidon Press, London, UK, 2015



Gates, Theaster, The Black Monastic, published by Serralves Foundation, Porto, Portugal, 2014



Theaster Gates, Published by Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL, and Berlin, Germany, 2013



Brown, Bill, Honey Luard, Fred Moten, and Jacqueline Terrassa, Theaster Gates: My Labor Is My Protest, published by White Cube, London, UK, 2012
Christov-Bakargiev, Carolyn, Michael Darling, Theaster Gates, Madeleine Grynsztejn, Matthew Jesse Jackson, and John Preus, Theaster Gates: 12 Ballads for Hugenot House, published on the occasion of “dOCUMENTA (13),” by Walther König, Cologne, Germany, 2012
Theaster Gates, Published by Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL, and Berlin, Germany, 2012



Theaster Gates, Published by Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL, and Berlin, Germany, 2011



David, Bruno L., and Alana Downie, Theaster Gates: Dry Bones and Other Parables from the North, published by Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, MO, 2010
Lasser, Ethan W., Dan S. Wang, and Rebecca Zorach, My Name Is Dave: A Hymnal, published by Milwaukee Art Museum, and The Chipstone Foundation, Milwaukee, WI, 2010


Selected Catalogues and Publications:



Berger, Doris, and Rhea L. Combs, eds., Regeneration: Black Cinema, 1898–1971, published by Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Los Angeles, CA and DelMonico Books, New York, NY, 2022, pp. 77, 79 [ill.]

Broderick, Drew Kahu’āina, Melissa Chiu, and Miwako Tezuka, eds., Pacific Century – E Ho‘omau no Moananuiākea, published by Hawaii Contemporary, Honolulu, HI, 2022, pp. 76 – 77 [ill.]



Fischli, Peter, STOP PAINTING, published by Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy, 2021, pp. 212 [ill.]



Enwezor, Okwui, ed., Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America, published by Phaidon, New York, NY, 2020, pp. 86 – 89 [ill.]

Beckwith, Naomi, Valerie Steele, Ekow Eshun, Valerie Steele, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, and Thelma Golden, Duro Olowu: Seeing, published by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and Prestel, 2020


There will never be a door. You are inside. Works from the Coleção Teixeira de Freitas, published by Santander Fundación, Madrid, Spain, 2019



Pedrosa, Adriano, and Tomás Toledo, eds., Historias Afro-Atlanticas: Vol. 1 Catalog, published by Tomie Ohtake Institut, and Museu de arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubrian, São Paulo, Brazil, 2018, p. 379 [ill.]



Phillips, Lisa, ed., 40 Years New, published by New Museum, New York, NY, and Phaidon Press, London, UK, 2017, p. 294 [ill.]

Mead, Fionn, ed., Question the Wall Itself, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, 2017, pp. 106 – 107, 220 – 221 [ill.]



Lash, Miranda, and Trevor Schoonmaker, eds., Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art, published by the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC, 2016, pp. 86 – 87 [ill.]

Martin, Courtney J., ed., Four Generations: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection of Abstract Art, published by Gregory R. Miller & Co., New York, NY, 2016, pp. 220 – 227 [ill.]



Enwezor, Okwui, All the World's Futures: 56 International Art Exhibition. La Biennale di Venezia, published by Marsilio Editori, Venice, Italy, 2015

Alexander, Elizabeth, Romi Crawford, Siobhan Carter-David, Thelma Golden, Lauren Haynes, and Hank Willis Thomas, Speaking of People: Ebony, Jet and Contemporary Art, published by Studio Museum Harlem, New York, NY, 2015

Haines, Chelsea, and Carin Kuoni, eds., Entry Points: The Vera List Center Field Guide on Art and Social Justice No. 1, published by Duke University Press, Durham, NC, 2015

Hurst, Ellen, ed., Art in Embassies, published by United States Embassy, Madrid, Spain, 2015, pp. 36 – 37 [ill.]

AP, Lars, Fucking Flink Dig Selv, published by People’s Press, Copenhagen
, Denmark, 2015, pp. 146 – 147

Garret, Craig
, Akademie X: Lessons in Art + Life, published by Phaidon Press, London, UK, 2015

Asbury, Michael, Kaira M. Cabañas, Kelly Gordon, Sérgio B. Martins, Nadja Rottner, and Mika Yoshitake, Impulse, Reason, Sense, Conflict: Abstract art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection, published by Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO)
, 2014



Crawford, Romi, and Hamza Walker, Retreat, published by Valerie Carberry Gallery and Richard Gray Gallery, 2014

Gonzalez, Rita, David C. Hunt, Christine Y. Kim, Rickey Laurentiis, Mary A. McCay, Franklin Sirmans, and Melissa A. Weber, Prospect 3: Notes for Now, published by Prospect New Orleans, New Orleans, LA/U.S. Biennial Inc., New York, NY, and DelMonico Books/Prestel, New York, NY, 2014, p. 78 – 79 [ill.]

Feito Por Brasileiros/Made By Brazilians, published by Enrico Navarra, Paris, France, and Editoria Capivara, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, 2014

J. Lax, Thomas, et al., When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South, published by The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY, 2014, pp. 50 – 51 [ill.]

Ermacora, Beate, and Sylvia Martin, eds., Living in the Material World: Materiality in Contemporary Art, published by Snoeck Verlag, Cologne, Germany, 2014, pp. 84 – 91 [ill.]

Helfenstein, Josef, and Joseph N. Newland, eds., Experiments with Truth: Gandhi and Images of Nonviolence, published by The Menil Collection, Houston, TX, and Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2014

Downey, Anthony, Art and Politics Now, published by Thames & Hudson
, London, UK, 2014

Kirschenmann, Johannes and Frank Schulz, Moderne Kunst: Zugänge zu ihrem Verständnis, published by Ernst Klett Verlag, Stuttgart, Germany, 2014
, p. 266

Beard, Lee and Rebecca Morrill, eds., The Twenty-First Century Art Book, published by Phaidon Press, London, UK, 2014, p. 95 [ill.]

Francis, Jacqueline, Point of View: African American Art from the Elliot and Kimberly Perry Collection, published by Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, MI, and Flint Institute of Art
, Flint, MI, 2014



Backer, Yona, Naomi Beckwith, Tavia Nyong'o, Valerie Cassel Oliver, Clifford Owens, and Franklin Sirmans, Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, published by Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX, 2013, pp. 58 – 59, 114 [ill.]

Adamson, Glenn, William Gibson, Julie Joyce, and Britt Salvesen, Labour and Wait, published by RAM Publications, Santa Monica, CA, 2013

Janssen, Hans and Bert Kreuk, Transforming the Known: Works from The Bert Kreuk Collection, published by Bert Kreuk and Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Den Haag, Netherlands, 2013

Bourgeois, Caroline and Michael Govan, Prima Materia, published by Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy, 2013

Smith, Stephanie, ed., Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art, published by Smart Museum of Art, and University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, 2013, pp. 188 – 199, 389

Obrist, Hans Ulrich, Do It: The Compendium, published by Independent Curators International/D.A.P., New York, NY, 2013



Bell, Nicholas R., Douglas Copeland, Bernard L. Herman, Michael J. Prokopow, and ulia Bryan-Wilson, 40 Under 40: Craft Futures, published by Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., and Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2012

Artoni, Margherita, The Sound of Painting, published by Palazzo Saluzzo Paesana, Turin, Italy, 2012 [ill., cover]

The Armory Show 2012, published by The Armory Show, New York, NY, 2012



Bonami, Francesco, and Gary Carrion-Murayari, 2010: Whitney Biennial, published by Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, 2010



Esche, Charles, Kerstin Neimann, and Stephanie Smith, eds., Heartland, published by Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, and The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, 2009


Selected Articles and Reviews:



Gates, Theaster. "Reframing the Narrative.” Cultured (December/January/February 2022/2023) pp. 152 – 157 [ill., cover]

Mooallem, Stephen. "The Chicago School.” Harper’s Bazaar (December 2022/January 2023)



Rappolt, Mark. "Aichi Triennale 2022: Still Alive.” ArtReview Asia (Winter 2022) pp. 94 – 95 [ill.]

Rinehart, Nicholas T. "Hear Me Now.” Art in America (December 2022) pp. 91 – 92 [ill.]

Aranke, Sampada. "Citing Black Geographies.” Artforum (December 2022) pp.156 – 159 [ill.]

D’Souza, Aruna. "Poetry, Power and Loss That Shaped a Vision.” The New York Times (November 11, 2022) p.C16 – C17 [ill.]

Emelife, Aindrea. "Theaster Gates and Easy Otabor.” i-D (Summer 2022) pp. 60 – 63 [ill.]

Nayeri, Farah. “A Chicago Roofer’s Legacy Finds a Home in the Serpentine Pavilion.” The New York Times (June 8, 2022) [ill.] [online]

Palumbo, Jacqui. “Inspired by sacred music, an artist’s ‘Black Chapel’ is opening in London.” CNN Style (June 8, 2022) [ill.] [online]

Wainwright, Oliver. “A monument to a roofer that lets in the rain: Theaster Gates’s Serpentine Pavilion.” The Guardian (June 7, 2022) [ill.] [online]

"The Hope Machine.” Harper’s Bazaar (May 2022) pp. 72 – 73, 148 [ill.] 


Biswas, Allie. “Clay is Theaster Gates’s Anchor.” Frieze Magazine (November 9, 2021) [ill.]
Needham, Alex. “‘Clay feels perverse’ – Theaster Gates on working on Obama’s library and going back to pottery.” The Guardian (October 21, 2021) [ill.] [online]
Chan, TF. “Theaster Gates: London, urban reform and exemplars of Black excellence.” Wallpaper (October 12, 2021) [ill.] [online]
Searle, Adrian. “From a cookie jar to couplets and cocaine – Theaster Gates: A Clay Sermon review.” The Guardian (September 29, 2021) [ill.] [online] 
Luke, Ben. “Theaster Gates: A Clay Sermon review: beautifully judged and perfectly paced.” Evening Standard (September 28, 2021) [ill.] [online]
Frankel, Eddy. “Theaster Gates: A Clay Sermon review.” Time Out London (September 28, 2021) [ill.] [online]
Shah, Nausheen. “Theaster Gates Partners with Prada Group to Launch Incubator for Emerging Designers of Color.” Architectural Digest (September 1, 2021) [ill.] [online]
Waxman, Lori. “When Hardware Store Met Gallery: Theaster Gates at Gray.” Art in America (July 21, 2021) [ill.] [online]
Dafoe, Taylor. “Artist Theaster Gates Will Design the 2022 Serpentine Pavilion, Becoming the First Non-Architect Solely Awarded the Commission.” Artnet News (May 19, 2021) [ill.] [online]
Veiga, Marcia. “Theaster Gates’ immersive ‘China Cabinet ‘exhibition takes over Prada Rong Zhai.” The Spaces (April 8, 2021) [ill.] [online]

Cotter, Holland. “Black Grief, White Grievance: Artists Search for Racial Justice.” The New York Times (February 19, 2021) pp. C8 – C9 [ill]

Sargent, Antwaun. “A Photographic Archive’s Extraordinary Portrait of Black Femininity.” Aperture (February 4, 2021) [ill.] [online]



Elujoba, Yinka. “The Injustices of the Past, Turned Into Art.” The New York Times (November 27, 2020) p.C11 [ill.]

Yau, John. “Theaster Gates and the Shapes of Black History.” Hyperallergic (November 7, 2020 [ill.] [online]

Feinstein, Laura. “Theaster Gates: 'Art and protest are forms of political thought.'” The Guardian (October 22, 2020) [ill.] [online]

“Theaster Gates turns discarded objects into art.” The Economist (October 10, 2020) [ill.] [online]

Luckel, Madeleine. “The Show That Ceramics Lovers Need to See This Fall.” Architectural Digest (October 8, 2020) [ill.] [online]

Kenney, Nancy. “Fulfilling a legendary curator’s vision, New Museum will present an exhibition on grief in black communities.” The Art Newspaper (October 6, 2020) [ill.] [online]

Rockett, Darcel. “Equitable real estate development on Chicago’s South Side is possible. Artist Theaster Gates has shown the way.” Chicago Tribune (September 29, 2020) [ill.] [online]

Williams, Erick. “This Chicago Restaurant Celebrates Black Artists.” Food & Wine Magazine (July 9, 2020) [ill.] [online]

Estiler, Keith. “Theaster Gates Addresses the Black Madonna in 'Do you hear me calling?' Film.” Hypebeast (July 8, 2020) [ill.] [online]

Rutter, Samuel. “Listen to Theaster Gates Discuss His Upcoming Show, ‘Black Vessel.’” T Magazine (June 18, 2020) [ill.] [online]

Ocula Art Advisory. “Art Basel Viewing Rooms: Advisory Highlights.” Ocula (June 19, 2020) [ill.] [online]

Rutter, Samuel. “Listen to Theaster Gates Discuss His Upcoming Show, ‘Black Vessel.’” T Magazine (June 18, 2020) [ill.] [online]

Sommer, Alexandra. “Theaster Gates’s Emotional Confrontation With Racism.” Hyperallergic (May 30, 2020) [ill.] [online]

Metz, Nina. “Review: Theaster Gates talks about building a life and community on the South Side in new Apple series ‘Home.’” Chicago Tribune (April 17, 2020) [ill.] [online]

Joi, Ming. “Paying homage to the Black Women icons of Ebony and Jet Magazine.” Scalawag (March 27, 2020) [ill.] [online]

Orlov, Piotr. “Theaster Gates and the Abstract Gospel of the Black Monks.” The Vinyl Factory (March 12, 2020) [ill.] [online]

Feaster, Felicia. “Jet, Ebony images on display at Spelman to illustrate celebrity, upscale black life.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution (March 5, 2020) [ill.] [online]



Kariuki, Isaac. “Dev Hynes and Theaster Gates reflect together on the 2010s.” Dazed (December 18, 2019) [ill.] [online]

Lenkiewicz, Alice. “Theaster Gates: Racial, Ethnic And Religious Minglings.” Artlyst (December 18, 2019) [ill.] [online]

Luscombe, Belinda. “TIME artist Theaster Gates.” TIME (December 16, 2019) pp. 26 – 27 [ill.]

Searle, Adrian. “Theaster Gates review – shocking lament for the ransacked paradise of Malaga.” The Guardian (December 13, 2019) [ill.] [online]

Collinge, Miranda. “Theaster Gates: ‘Liverpool Has The Complexity Of Race In Its DNA’” Esquire (December 12, 2019) [ill.] [online]

Wheeler, Andre.́ “‘My duty as a black man’: the artist preserving gazebo where police killed Tamir Rice.” The Guardian (November 22, 2019) [ill.] [online]

Michno, Christopher. “Featured Review: Theaster Gates @ Regen Projects.” Artillery (November/December 2019) p. 48 [ill.]

Ramos, Manny. “Open House Chicago’s South Shore sites offer more than just a tour.” Chicago Sun Times (October 18, 2019) [ill.] [online]

Mizota, Sharon. “Review: Theaster Gates, preaching at the altar of consumerism.” Los Angeles Times (October 14, 2019) [ill.] [online]

Dalley, Jan. “Theaster Gates on selfish energy and hopeful architecture.” Financial Times (October 4, 2019) [ill.] [online]

“Frieze London diary: enforced leisure, free whiskey and a four-poster bed: Plus, Theaster Gates’ culture club.” The Art Newspaper (October 3, 2019) [ill.] [online]

Pithers, Ellie. “Theaster Gates On Why London Was The Perfect Place To Host The Third Prada Mode.” Vogue Britain (October 3, 2019) [ill.] [online]

Pithers, Ellie. “Theaster Gates Brings Prada Mode to London.” Vogue Britain (September 25, 2019) [ill.] [online]

The Editors of ARTnews. “ARTnews in Chicago: Collector Beth Rudin DeWoody and Artist Theaster Gates in Conversation, On the Ground at Expo Chicago, and More.” ARTnews (September 23, 2019) [ill.] [online]

"Theaster Gates turns the Walker Art Centre’s galleries into a gesamtkunstwerk.” The Spaces (2019) [ill.] [online]

Heinrich, Will. “The New Season: Art Listings.” The New York Times (September 15, 2019) p. 96

“Fall Preview.” ARTnews (Fall 2019) p. 80 [ill.]

“Hyperallergic Los Angeles Art Guide.” Hyperallergic (Fall 2019) p. 4 [ill.]

Kerr, Euan. “At Walker, a black artist’s complex look at beauty, stereotypes, racism” Minnesota Public Radio News (September 6, 2019) [ill.] [online]

Eler, Alicia. “Chicago artist Theaster gates takes care of all the forgotten stuff.” Star Tribune (September 5, 2019) [ill.] [online]

Gates, Theaster. “Black Progress: Portfolio.” Art in America (September 2019) pp. 66 – 73 [ill.]

Hudson, Suzanne. “Theaster Gates: Assembly Hall.” Artforum (September 2019) p. 116

Kenney, Nancy. “From lantern slides to racist caricatures, the Walker showcases Theaster Gates the collector.” The Art Newspaper (August 26, 2019) [ill.] [online]

Holland, Rebecca. “Chicago Architecture Biennial Contributors to Examine the City’s Pressing Challenges.” Architectural Digest (July 10, 2019) [online]

William. “Review: ‘The Black Image Corporation’ at the Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin.” Blouin Artinfo (June 5, 2019) [ill.] [online]

Lakin, Max. “Homage to Hammons.” LALA Magazine (Spring 2019) [ill.] p. 116

Belmont, Sarah. “Visite d’Atelier: Theaster Gates transforme tout ce qu’il touche en art.” Beaux Arts Magazine (February 2019) pp. 80 – 84 [ill.]



La Ferla, Ruth. “Theaster Gates Is a Toast of the Fashion and Art Circuit.” The New York Times (December 27, 2018) p. D4 [ill.]

Mallett, Whitney. “Theaster Gates and His Band, The Black Monks of Mississippi, Play Miami.” Vulture (December 8, 2018) [ill.] [online]

Gose, Joe. “To Theaster Gates, Art And Redevelopment Are One And The Same.” Forbes (December 4, 2018) [ill.] [online]

Scardi, Gabi. “The Black Image Corporation: Afro-American editorial culture at the Prada Osservatorio.” Domus (October 25, 2018) [ill.] [online]

Gates, Theaster. “Conceptual Artist Theaster Gates’s Favorite Things Celebrate the Artists He Admires.” WSJ. Magazine (October 8, 2018) [ill.] [online]

Aspden, Peter. “Encounter with another truth.” Financial Times (September 28, 2018) [ill.] [online]

Guiducci, Mark. “Theaster Gates Put On the Best Show at Milan Fashion Week.” Garage Magazine (September 24, 2018) [ill.] [online]

Zoo, Alice. “The Black Image Corporation on show at Fondazione Prada.” British Journal of Photography (September 13, 2018) [ill.] [online]

Stephensen, Patrick Landford. “Screenplay for an Exhibition: A JOHNSON PUBLISHING STORY // REBUILD FOUNDATION.” The Seen Issue 7 (2018) pp. 62 – 67 [ill.]

Sooke, Alastair. “The intriguing history of the ‘Black Madonna’.” BBC (July 19, 2018) [ill.] [online]

Simpson, Veronica. “Theaster Gates: Black Madonna.” studio international (July 2, 2018) [ill.] [online]

Miller, Leigh Anne. “Artworld.” Art in America (June/July 2018) p. 128

Valentine, Victoria L. “Basel and Beyond: Overdue Recognition of African American Artists at Home is Generating Unprecedented Curatorial and Collector Interest Throughout Europe.” CultureType (June 16, 2018) [ill.] [online]

Spence, Rachel. “Theaster Gates at Kunstmuseum Basel — an opulent web of words and imagery.” Financial Times (June 15, 2018) [ill.] [online]

Stoilas, Helen. “Theaster Gates: ‘There’s no better Madonna than my mother’.” The Art Newspaper (June 15, 2018) [ill.] [online]

Christinger, Damian. “Chicago artist displays his ‘engaged practice’ with Black Madonnas.” SWI (June 13, 2018) [ill.] [online]

Spice, Anton. “Theaster Gates cuts performances direct-to-vinyl on VF Lathe at Black Madonna exhibition in Basel.” The Vinyl Factory (June 12, 2018) [ill.] [online]

“Getty Research Institute Announces Scholars-in-Residence.” Artforum (May 16, 2018) [ill.] [online]

Libbey, Peter. “Theaster Gates to Join Colby College Institute.” The New York Times (April 5, 2018) p. C3 [ill.]

“Theaster Gates Joins Colby College’s Lunder Institute for American Art.” Artforum (April 5, 2018) [ill.] [online]

Ratcliff, Darryl. “Ten Ways to Study Up on Sculptor Theaster Gate’ Mode of Social Practice Before Nasher Prize Weekend.” D Magazine (April 4, 2018) [ill.] [online]

Geyer, Christina. “The Urban Condition.” PaperCity Magazine (April 2008) pp. 74 – 75, 97 [ill.]

Avram, Danielle. “Theaster Gates, first American Nasher Prize winner, makes a case for art as urban renewal.” Dallas News (March 29, 2018) [ill.] [online]



van Straaten, Laura. “Exploring the Cost of Violence.” The New York Times (December 15, 2017) pp. C17, C19

Chow, Andrew R. “Theaster Gates Wins $100,000 Nasher Prize for Sculpture.” The New York Times (September 19, 2017) [ill.] [online]

Stocker, Ed. “City saviours: Theater Gates.” Monocle (July/August 2017) p. 88 [ill.]

“Theaster Gates Unveils Plans for New Culture Park in Chicago.” Artforum (May 1, 2017) [ill.] [online]

Robertson, Laura. “The Black Charismatic.” frieze (April 24, 2017) [ill.] [online]

Hudson, Suzanne. “Theaster Gates.” Artforum (April 2017) pp. 216 – 217 [ill.]

McHugh, Fionnuala. “Theaster Gates, artist who’s doing it for himself – or is he?.” Post Magazine | South China Morning Post (March 24, 2017) [ill.] [online]

Stoilas, Helen. “Theaster Gates raises the roof in Hong Kong.” The Art Newspaper (March 21 2017) [ill.] [online]

Sheets, Hilarie M. “Reborn as Art.” The New York Times (March 16, 2017) p. F6 [ill.]

Dingfelder, Sarah. “Why Theaster Gates took an ax to his own painting at the NGA.” The Washington Post (March 9, 2017) [ill.] [online] 

Kennicott, Philip. “Theaster Gates reconfigures the old art-world colonialism.” The Washington Post (March 3, 2017) [ill.] [online]

Griffin, Jonathan. “Brick By Brick.” Apollo (March 2017) pp. 140 – 146 [ill.]

Campbell, Andy. “Critics’ Picks: Theaster Gates.” Artforum (January 2017) [ill.] [online]

Miranda, Carolina A. “Artist Theaster Gates on W.E.B. DuBois and what Donald Trump doesn't get about Chicago.” The Los Angeles Times (January 27, 2017) [ill.] [online]

Wagley, Catherine. “Art Picks: She and Hymn.” L.A. Weekly (January 27 – February 2, 2017) p. 26 [ill.]

Pagel, David. “In Theaster Gates' latest work, poignant power from the remnants of our history.” The Los Angeles Times (January 24, 2017) [ill.] [online] 

Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter. “Art Talk: Theaster Gates at Regen Projects.” KCRW (January 19, 2017) [ill.] [online]

Zara, Janelle. “One Artist’s Beautiful Visualizations of a Dark History.” The New York Times Style Magazine (January 13, 2017) [ill.] [online]

Wu, Su. “Theaster Gates: 'I want to believe that there is power in my poverty'.” The Guardian (January 12, 2017) [ill.] [online]

Nimptsch, Emily. “Theaster Gates at LA’s Regen Projects.” alphasixty (January 10, 2017) [ill.] [online]

Wallis, Stephen. “Renaissance Man.” Architectural Digest (January 2017) pp. 80, 82 [ill.]



Bonner, Grace Wales. “Best of 2016.” Artforum (December 2016) p. 199 [ill.]

Adjaye, David. “Best of 2016.” Artforum (December 2016) p. 190 [ill.]

Morris, Susan. “Theaster Gates on his unique combination of art, architecture, and entrepreneurship.” The Architect’s Newspaper (November 29, 2016) [ill.] [online]

Duray, Dan. “In Conversation: David Adjaye and Theaster Gates on working in DC.” The Art Newspaper (October 2016) p. 7 [ill.]

Duray, Dan. “Tamir Rice shooting: park gazebo could come to Chicago.” The Art Newspaper (September 2016) p. 10 [ill.]

Zimmerman, Eilene. “The Many Faces of Innovation: Chicago, Stony Island Savings & Loan.” The New York Times (July 21, 2016) pp. F4 – F5 [ill.]

Gates, Theaster. “THE KINDS OF MARKS I WISH TO MAKE: On Inventing Ways of Working.” The Brooklyn Rail (July/August 2016) pp. 65 – 66 [ill.]

Désanges, Guillaume. “Méthode Room.” Terremoto (Summer 2016) pp. 20 – 24 [ill.]

Roelstraete, Dieter. “Raise High the Roof Beam: Theaster Gates and Cathedrals.” Parkett (June 2016) pp. 96 – 99 [ill., back cover]

Keller, Sean, and Christine Mehring. “Rebuilding The Future.” Parkett (June 2016) pp. 82 – 87 [ill., back cover]

Herscher, Andrew. “Just What Is It That Makes Today’s Artist-Led Urban Development So Different, So Appealing?” Parkett (June 2016) pp. 66 – 73 [ill., back cover] 

Cahill, Zachary. “Theaster Gates.” Artforum (May 3, 2016) [ill.] [online]

Dawson, Aimee. “The Glittering Prizes.” The Art Newspaper (May 2016) p. 13 [ill.]

Pogrebin, Robin. “Inside Art.” The New York Times (April 15, 2016) p. C20 [ill.]

Shaw, Andy. “Theaster Gates wins Germany’s Kurt Schwitters Prize.” The Art Newspaper (April 12, 2016) [ill.] [online]

Steer, Emily. “Theaster Gates: Who are the Builders?.” Elephant (Spring 2016) pp. 166 – 173 [ill.]

Schlocker, Edith. “Tiefschwarzes.” Parnass (February 2016) pp. 34 – 39 [ill.]



Skolnik, Lisa. “How to be a good neighbor with Theaster Gates.” Chicago Tribune (December 16, 2015) [ill.] [online]

Saval, Nikil. “Three Artists Who Think Outside the Box.” The New York Times Style Magazine (December 6, 2015) [ill.]

Molesworth, Helen. “Best of 2015: Johnson Publishing Library (Stony Island Arts Bank, Rebuild Foundation, Chicago).” Artforum Vol. 54, No. 4 (December 2015) p. 199 [ill.]

Moore, Natalie. “How Theaster Gates Is Revitalizing Chicago's South Side, One Vacant Building at a Time.” Smithsonian Magazine (December 2015) [ill.] [online]

Heathcote, Edwin. “Theaster Gates’ Sanctum, Bristol, UK: ‘A bricolage of the city’s archaeology’.” Financial Times (November 6, 2015) [ill.] [online]

Berg, Nate. “From Theaster Gates to Assemble: is there an art to urban regeneration?” The Guardian (November 3, 2015) [ill.] [online]

Abrams, Amah-Rose. “artnet Asks: Socially Engaged Art Star Theaster Gates.” Artnet News (November 2, 2015) [ill.] [online]

Shea, Christopher. “The Chicago Artist Theaster Gates Amplifies Bristol, England.” The New York Times (November 2, 2015) [ill.] [online]

“Power 100.” ArtReview (November 2015) p. 136 [ill.]

Nathanson, Hannah. “Creative Review: Best Upcoming Shows.” Vogue (November 2015) p. 138

Searle, Adrian. “First night: In this bombed-out ruin, anything might happen.” The Guardian (October 31, 2015) p. 21

Searle, Adrian. “552 hours of surprises: artist brings open-mic mayhem to Bristol.” The Guardian (October 30, 2015) [ill.] [online]

Harris, Gareth, and Anny Shaw. “Theaster Gates brings new life to bombed-out Bristol church.” The Art Newspaper (October 30, 2015) [ill.] [online]

Klingelfuss, Jessica. “Theaster Gates hits all the high notes in Bristol’s Temple Church.” Wallpaper* (October 30, 2015) [ill.] [online]

“Exhibitions: Theaster Gates, Bristol.” The Guardian Guide (October 24 – 30, 2015) p. 37

Ellis-Petersen, Hannah. “Artists as activists inspire art power list but dealers dominate.” The Guardian (October 22, 2015) p. 12

Judah, Hettie. “Theaster Gates: 'If the city is ill, then I have a subject, a patient'.” The Independent (October 20, 2015) [ill.] [online]

Gates, Theaster. “Up From the Basement: The Artist and the Making of the Just City.” Next City (October 19, 2015) [ill.] [online]

Judah, Hettie. “Bristol prepares for a ministry of sound.” The Independent (October 18, 2015) pp. 2 – 3 

Hohenadel, Kristin. “A Dilapidated Bank Turned Stunning Cultural Center Opens in Chicago’s South Side.” Slate (October 6, 2015) [ill.] [online]

McKnight, Jenna. “Theaster Gates transforms abandoned Chicago bank into public arts centre.” Dezeen Magazine (October 3, 2015) [ill.] [online]

Sierzputowski, Kate. “Theaster Gates’s Stony Island Arts Bank opens for business.” Chicago Reader (September 30, 2015) [ill.] [online]

Sirmans, Franklin. “Theaster Gates by Franklin Sirmans.” Humanity (Fall 2015) pp. 100 – 105 [ill.]

Davis, Ben. “Theaster Gates's 'Rebuild' Gala Draws Praise From a Powerful Crowd.” Artnet News (September 22, 2015) [ill.] [online]

Muñoz-Alonso, Lorena. “Theaster Gates Launches First Public Project in UK in Bombed Medieval Church in Bristol.” Artnet News (July 20, 2015) [ill.] [online]

Brown, Mark. “US artist Theaster Gates to help Bristol hear itself in first UK public project.” The Guardian (July 19, 2015) [ill.] [online]

Chiavernia, John. “Bloomberg Philanthropies Announce Winners of Public Art Challenge Grant; Theaster Gates among the Artists.” ARTnews (June 23, 2015) [ill.] [online]

Sheerin, Mark. “Theaster Gates Meditates on Construction in a White Cube.” Hyperallergic (June 12, 2015) [ill.] [online]

“Morning Links: Sound Sanctuary Edition.” Artnews (June 2, 2015) [ill.] [online]

Shaw, Anny. “Theaster Gates plans ‘sound sanctuary’ in disused church.” The Art Newspaper (June 2, 2015) [ill.] [online]

Campbell-Johnston, Rachel. “Here’s an artist who might actually change the world.” The Times (May 29, 2015) p. 12

Harris, Gareth. “Material Worth.” FT Weekend (May 23 – 24, 2015) p.16

Luke, Ben. “Theaster Gates, White Cube, review: Disused Chicago buildings create impressive show.” Evening Standard (May 11, 2015) p. 38

Adams, Tim. “The Cover Story: Beauty out of Chaos.” The Observer: The New Review (May 3, 2015) pp. 1, 8 – 11

Skye, Sherwin. “Theaster Gates Takes on the US Constitution With a new show in London.” W Magazine (April 30, 2015) [ill.] [online]

Searle, Adrian. “Nuts bolts and art: the man who turned a hardware store into hard cash.” The Guardian (April 28, 2015) [ill.] [online]

Erbentraut, Joseph. “How One Artist Is Working To Build A ‘Mini-Versailles’ On Chicago’s South Side.” The Huffington Post (March 26, 2015) [ill.] [online]

Munro, Cait. “Theaster Gates to Present at United States Artists Assembly in Chicago.” Artnet News (February 23, 2015) [ill.] [online]    

D. Shea, Christopher. “Theaster Gates, Artes Mundi recipient, to share prize money.” The New York Times (January 23, 2015
) [ill.] [online]



Bass, Chloë. “Standing up: Bill T Jones and Theaster Gates discuss their collaboration.” Hyperallergic (November 12, 2014) [ill.] [online]

Younge, Gary. “The regeneration game.” The Guardian (October 7, 2014) pp. 10 – 11

Hohenadel, Kristin. “Most Creative People 2014: Theaster Gates.” Fast Company (May 12, 2014
) [ill.] [online]

Cholke, Sam. “Theaster Gates Gets $3.5M Grant to Push Arts as a Tool for Revitalization.” DNAinfo (May 8, 2014
) [ill.] [online]

Minutillo, Josephine. “Newsmaker: Theaster Gates.” Architectural Record (April 30, 2014
) [ill.] [online]

Ghomeshi, Jian. “Best of Q: Theaster Gates on the art of urban space.” CBC Radio (April 24, 2014) [ill.] [online]

Lala, Kisa. “Conversation With Theaster Gates: On Finding the Sweetest Fodder for His Imagination.” The Huffington Post (April 16, 2014
) [ill.] [online]

Kogan, Rick. “Union League drafts exceptional artist in Theaster Gates.” Chicago Tribune (February 14, 2014) [ill.] [online]

Ulyssee, Gina Athena. “Theaster’s Way.” Huffington Post (February 2, 2014
) [ill.] [online]

“The Source | Theaster Gates in Conversation With Doug Aitken.” The New York Times Style Magazine (January 22, 2014) [ill.] [online]

Colapinto, John. “The Real-Estate Artist: High concept renewal on the South Side.” The New Yorker (January 20, 2014
) pp. 24 – 31 [ill.]

Each, Mary. “The Art of Change: Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Theaster Gates.” Splash (January 17, 2014) [ill.] [online]



“Force of Nature.” Lux Issue 3 (2013) pp. 84 – 89 [online]

Austen, Ben. “Chicago’s Opportunity Artist.” The New York Times Magazine (December 20, 2013)
 [ill.] [online]

“Artes Mundi UK’s Biggest Contemporary Art Prize Shortlist Revealed.” Artlyst (December 13, 2013) [online]

Goodden, Sky. “INTERVIEW: Theaster Gates on His Strange Position of Power.” Blouin Artinfo (November 23, 2013) [ill.] [online]

Amirsadeghi, Hossein. “Artist's at Work.” Financial Times (November 1, 2013
) [ill.] [online]

Wainwright, Lisa. “Theaster Gates: Exercises in the Creation of Value.” Art Ltd. (November 2013) [ill.] [online]

Lazare, Lewis. “Chicago Transit Authority going big with art project.” Chicago Business Journal (October 8, 2013) [ill.] [online]

Harris, Melissa. “Artist Theaster Gates quietly brings about 100 black contemporaries to Chicago for retreat.” Chicago Tribune (October 3, 2013
) [online]

Copeland, Huey. “Dark mirrors: Huey Copeland on Theaster Gates and Ebony.” Artforum (October 2013) pp. 222 – 229 [ill.]

“This year's most influential people in the contemporary artworld.” ArtReview (October 2013) [online]

Thorson, Alice. “African-American art finds a home with John and Sharon Hoffman.” The Kansas City Star (September 27, 2013)

McHugh, Fionnuala. “Hidden Agendas: American artist Theaster Gates has found his own way into the global art world.” South China Morning Post (September 22, 2013) [ill.] [online]

Villarreal, Ignacio. “American artist and social activist Theaster Gates opens two exhibitions at White Cube.” Artdaily (September 20, 2013)

Liberty Nichols, Thea. “Theaster Gates: Space is the Place.” ArtSlant (August 30, 2013) [ill.] [online]

Elliot, Annette. “What a Theaster Gates Performance Sounds Like.” NewCity Art (August 27, 2013) [ill.] [online]

Moser, Whet. “Chicago’s Hottest Art Star to Lead CTA’s Biggest Art Project.” Chicago Magazine (July 12, 2013) [ill.] [online]

Jones, Jonathan. “Artists see utopia as a land of whimsy not reality.” The Guardian (July 4, 2013
) [online]

Solway, Diane. “The change agent.” W Magazine (June/July 2013) pp. 22, 97 – 101 

“In Conversation | Perry Chen and Theaster Gates on Community-Driven Creativity.” The New York Times Style Magazine (May 30, 2013) [ill.] [online]

Miller, Randall. “A Ballad for Chicago: Theaster Gates at MCA Chicago.” DailyServing (May 28, 2013) [ill.] [online]

Mlinaric, Jessica. “Interview: Artist Theaster Gates Discusses His New MCA Exhibit.” Chicagoist (May 23, 2013) [ill.] [online]

MacMillan, Kyle. “Theaster Gates MCA exhibit his first major solo effort.” Chicago Sun Times (May 16, 2013
) [online]

Klein, Paul. “Chicago Art: Migration, transformation, absence, presence & a damn good list.” The Huffington Post (May 18, 2013) [online]

“A visit to Theaster Gates’s 13th Ballad at the MCA today.” Chicago Magazine (May 17, 2013) [online]

Macmillan, Kyle. “Theaster Gates MCA exhibit his first major solo effort.” Chicago Sun Times (May 16, 2013) [online]

Levitt, Aimee. “The house Theaster Gates built.” Chicago Reader (May 10, 2013) [ill.] [online]

Borrelli, Christopher. “Theaster Gates makes no small plans for U of C arts incubator.” Chicago Tribune (March 7, 2013) [online]

Walker Burke, Cassie and Elly Fishman. “Theaster Gates: The rise of an unconventional art star.” Chicago Magazine (May 7, 2013
) [ill.] [online]

Zhukova, Dasha. “The alternative energy of Theaster Gates.” Garage No. 4 (Spring/Summer 2013) pp. 120 – 127

Borelli, Christopher. “Theaster Gates makes no small plans for new U. of C. arts incubator.” The Chicago Tribune (March 7, 2013) [ill.] [online]

Scruggs, Greg. “Making All the Things: The Theaster Gates Approach to Improving Space.” Next City (March 4, 2013) [ill.] [online]

Marcum, Anna. “Creative time global residency program winners announced.” Art in America (January 31, 2013
) [online]

Sutton, Benjamin. “Theaster Gates, Duke Riley, Suzanne Lacy, and more receive creative time global residencies.” Blouin Artinfo (January 31, 2013) [online]



“Theaster Gates.” Bloomberg (December 17, 2012) [online]

Russell, James S. “Theaster Gates Sells Fire Hoses to Rebuild Chicago Slums.” Bloomberg (December 17, 2012) [ill.] [online]

Hinton, Marva. “Theaster Gates’ Wynwood Project Explores the Meaning of the Handmade.” WLRN (December 17, 2012) [ill.] [online]

Govan, Michael. “Diary: You are getting sleepy….” The Art Newspaper (December 8 – 9, 2012) p. 22 [ill.]

Finch, Justin, and Lisa Orkin Emmanuel. “Artist Theaster Gates Contemplates the Idea of Work on the Sidelines of Art Basel.” NBC Miami (December 6, 2012) [ill.] [online]

Suarez De Jesus, Carlos. “Cardboard Guns and Plant People Light Up Local Galleries During Basel.” Miami New Times (December 6, 2012) [ill.] [online]

Tschida, Anne. “Kicking It Up A Notch.” The Miami Herald (December 6, 2012) p. E, E6 [ill.]

S.,H. “Hot artist: Theaster Gates.” The Art Newspaper (December 5, 2012) p. 20 [ill.]

Lebowitz, Cathy. “Sensibility of the times revisited.” Art in America (December 2012) p. 166

Nawi, Diana. “Theaster Gates.” Miami Rail (Winter 2012) pp. 22 – 27 [ill., cover]

Pasternak, Anne. “Anne Pasternak and Theaster Gates.” Art Basel Miami Beach (December 2012) [ill.]

Wallen, Melissa. “Off the Basel Path 2012.” Biscayne Times (December 2012) [ill.]

Sperber, Irene. “Locust Projects presents Theaster Gates, Soul Manufacturing Corporation.” Miami Art Zine (November 25, 2012) [ill.] [online]

Samuels, Ju’lia. “Theaster Gates experimental art gallery exhibit.” Miami Times Online (November 22, 2012) [online]

“Radical presence: black performance in comtemporary art.” Harlem World Magazine (November 21, 2012
) [online]

Singh, Abhilasha. “Theaster Gates Awarded Inaugural Vera List Center Prize for Art and Politics.”  ArtSlant (November 18, 2012) [ill.] [online]

“Theaster Gates Soul Manufacturing Corporation.” Art Agenda (November 12, 2012
) [ill.] [online]

Jovanovic, Rozalia. “Theaster Gates gets approval for transfer of abandoned Chicago Bank for latest public project.” The Observer (November 10, 2012
) [online]

Metz, Tracy. “Theaster Gates Labors and Protests.” LOEBlog (November 9, 2012
) [online]

“The power 100.” ArtReview Issue 63 (November 2012) p. 132

“Theaster Gates awarded inaugural Vera List Center prize for art and politics.” ArtSlant (November 2012
) [online]

Braithwaite, Hunter. “Critics’ Picks: Theaster Gates at Locust Projects.” Artforum (November 2012) [ill.] [online]

Creahan, D. “London - Theaster Gates: ‘My Labor is My Protest’ at White Cube Bermondsey Through November 11th, 2012.” Art Observed (October 31, 2012) [ill.] [online]

Leung, Gil. “Theaster Gates’s ‘My Labor is My Protest’.” Art Agenda (October 26, 2012) [ill.] [online]

Crow, Kelly. “The Artist Next Door.” The Wall Street Journal (October 25, 2012
) [ill.] [online]

Angelotti, Martina. “Theaster Gates: the artist as activator.” Domus (October 23, 2012) [ill.] [online]

Jovanovic, Rozalia. “Set piece: artist Theaster Gates tries stage design for Marc Bamuthi Joseph Project at BAM.” The Observer (October 16, 2012
 [ill.] [online]

Jovanovic, Rozalia. “Theaster Gates gets approval for transfer of abandoned Chicago Bank for latest public project.” The Observer (October 11, 2012) [ill.] [online]

Buck, Louisa. “Like father, like son.” The Art Newspaper No. 239 (October 2012) p. 56

Foumberg, Jason. “Chicago: Burn the Pedestal.” Sculpture (October 2012) pp. 24 – 25 [ill.]

Luke, Ben. “Theaster Gates: My labor is my protest.” Evening Standard (September 20, 2012) pp. 60 – 61

Coxhead, Gabriel. “Theaster Gates: My labor is my protest.” Time Out London (September 20 – 26, 2012) p. 49

Ise, Claudine. “Art director Theaster Gates is rehabbing culture.” Chicago Tribune (September 13, 2012) [ill.] [online]

Wullschlager, Jackie. “Theaster Gates: My labor is my protest.” Financial Times (September 8 – 9, 2012) p. 17

Tittel, Cornelius. “Er hat nicht nur einen Traum.” Die Welt: Kultur (September 2, 2012
) [online]

Godfrey, Mark. “Designs for life.” Frieze No. 149 (September 2012) pp. 120 – 127

Viveros-Fauné, Christian. “The mayor and artists agree: art should be useful.” The Art Newspaper No.238 (September 2012) pp. 15 – 17

Stoilas, Helen. “Inside the house that Theaster built.” The Art Newspaper No. 238 (September 2012) pp. 18 – 19

Harris, Melissa. “South Side artist’s latest project: Saving long-abandoned bank.” Chicago Tribune (August 5, 2012
) [ill.] [online]

Buhr, Elke. “Kassel kriegt den Blues.” Monopol (August 2012) pp. 62 – 71

McGraw, Hesse. “Theaster Gates: Radical Reform with Everyday Tools.” Afterall No. 30 (Summer 2012) pp. 89 – 99

Betsky, Aaron. “Theaster Gates and Tino Sehgal at Home in Documenta.” Architect Magazine (June 12, 2012) [ill.] [online]

Gopnik, Blake. “Scrap Wood as Social Work.” The Daily Beast (June 10, 2012) [ill.] [online]

Fanelli, Franco. “When You Invite Artists to Kassel, They Don’t Want to Leave.” The Art Newspaper (June 2012) [ill.]

Kelly, Jason. “Body and Soul.” University of Chicago Magazine (May 24, 2012) [ill.] [online]

Schjeldahl, Peter. “All Is Fairs.” The New Yorker (May 7, 2012) pp. 32 – 36

Robecchi, Michele. “The New Revolutionary: Theaster Gates.” Mousse No. 32 (February – March 2012) pp. 86 – 91 [ill.]

Viveros-Faune, Christian. “Theaster Gates.” ArtReview No. 56 (January/February 2012) pp. 66 – 71 [ill., cover]



Wei, Lilly. “Theaster Gates: In the studio with Lilly Wei.” Art in America (December 2011) pp. 120 – 127

Wilmott, Francesca. “Creative Rebuild: Theaster Gates in Hyde Park, St. Louis.” Art21 (August 1, 2011) [ill.] [online]

Isaacs, Deanna. “Can artists save Grand Crossing?.” Chicago Reader (June 2, 2011) [ill.] [online]

Langbein, Julia. “Theaster Gates.” Artforum (May 2011)

Cromidas, Rachel. “In Grand Crossing, a House Becomes a Home for Art.” The New York Times (April 7, 2011) [ill.]



Kano, Betty Nobue. “Theaster Gates: Cultural Collisions for a New Public Space.” The International Review of African American Art Vol. 23, No. 2 (2010) pp. 14 – 17

“A Q&A Session with Theaster Gates.” Jettison Quarterly (Fall 2010)

Salas, Rafael. “REVIEW: Theaster Gates at the Milwaukee Art Museum.” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (May 6, 2010) [ill.] [online]

Ritchie, Abraham. “The Slant on Theaster Gates.” ArtSlant (May 2010)

Wolff, Rachel. “Urban Outfitter: Fresh off the Whitney Biennial, Theaster Gates Jr. shakes up his hometown art fair.” Chicago Magazine (May 2010)

“Clay Feat: Theaster Gates and a gospel choir engage a slave potter’s legacy at the Milwaukee Art Museum.” Time Out Chicago (April 10, 2010

“Opening of To Speculate Darkly, Chicago.” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (April 15, 2010)

Furnari, Rachel. “High Spirits: Artist Theaster Gates can’t stop reaching new heights.” NewCity Art (March 30, 2010) [ill.] [online]



Bey, Dawoud. “Theaster Gates: Chicago’s Very Public Artist.” Chicago Now – Art Talk Chicago (June 16, 2009) [Ill.] [online]

Warner, Emily. “Interview with Theaster Gates.” Proximity Magazine (May 2009)

Siegal, Joshua. “Theaster Gates @ the Museum of Contemporary Art.” White hot Magazine (February 2009) [ill.] [online]

“The Space Between: Artist Theaster Gates Bridges the Gap Between Culture and Community.” The Chicago Weekly (January 22, 2009) [online]

Westin, Monica. “Portrait of an Artist: Theaster Gates.” Newcity Art (January 12, 2009
) [ill.] [online]



Schonwald, Josh. “University, South Side communities can feast on the arts with Arcopia Events.” The University of Chicago Chronicle Vol. 28 No. 1 (September 25, 2008)


“Chicago Artist Theaster Gates and Kelly Tsai in a performance that combines sculpture and spoken word at West Englewood Public.” Illinois Humanities (October 20, 2006)