"Black Progress: Portfolio"

Art in America, profile by Theaster Gates

September 2019

"Theaster Gates: ‘There’s no better Madonna than my mother’"

The Art Newspaper, interview by Helen Stoilas
June 15, 2018

“Theaster Gates at Kunstmuseum Basel — an opulent web of words and imagery”

Financial Times, feature by Rachel Spence
June 15, 2018

“Chicago artist displays his ‘engaged practice’ with Black Madonnas”

SWI swissinfo.ch, interview by Damian Christinger
June 13, 2018

"Theaster Gates to Join Colby College Institute"

The New York Times, feature by Peter Libbey
April 5, 2018

"Ten Ways to Study Up on Sculptor Theaster Gates’ Mode of Social Practice Before Nasher Prize Weekend"

D Magazine, feature by

April 4, 2018

"Theaster Gates, first American Nasher Prize winner, makes a case for art as urban renewal"

Dallas News, feature by Danielle Avram
March 29, 2018

“Theaster Gates Wins $100,000 Nasher Prize for Sculpture”

The New York Times, article by Andrew R. Chow

September 19, 2017

"The Black Charismatic"

frieze, profile by Laura Robertson

April 24, 2017

"Reborn as Art"

The New York Times, feature by Hilarie M. Sheets

March 16, 2017

"Theaster Gates"

Artforum, review by Suzanne Hudson

April 2017

“Theaster Gates reconfigures the old art-world colonialism”

The Washington Post, review by Philip Kennicott

March 3, 2017

"Brick by Brick"

Apollo, interview by Jonathan Griffin

March 2017

"Artist Theaster Gates on W.E.B. DuBois and what Donald Trump doesn't get about Chicago"

The Los Angeles Times, feature by Carolina A. Miranda

January 27, 2017

"5 Art Shows to See in L.A. This Week"

L.A. Weekly, article by Catherine Wagley

January 27, 2017

"Critics' Picks: Theaster Gates"

Artforum, review by Andy Campbell

January 2017

"In Theaster Gates' latest work, poignant power from the remnants of our history"

The Los Angeles Times, review by David Pagel

January 24, 2017

"Art Talk: Theaster Gates at Regen Projects"

KCRW, podcast by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

January 19, 2017

"Theaster Gates showcases artworks at Regen Projects in Los Angeles"

The Architect's Newspaper, review by Antonio Pacheco

January 18, 2017

“One Artist’s Beautiful Visualizations of a Dark History"

The New York Times Style Magazine, feature by Janelle Zara

January 13, 2017

"Theaster Gates: 'I want to believe that there is power in my poverty'"

The Guardian, feature by Su Wu

January 12, 2017

"AD Interviews One of Today’s Most Talked-About Artists"

Architectural Digest, feature by Stephen Wallis

December 12, 2016

"Theaster Gates: How To Build A House Museum"

SFAQ, review by Mira Dayal

September 8, 2016

"Theaster Gates: Building and rebuilding a new kind of museum at the AGO"

Toronto Star, review by Murray Whyte

July 23, 2016

"Theaster Gates on the nuts and bolts of life – all 30,000 of them"

The Guardian, review by Hannah Ellis-Petersen

July 14, 2016

"Theaster Gates: How to Build a House Museum"

Artforum, preview by Gary Dauphin

May 2016

"Theaster Gates: Who are the Builders?"

Elephant, feature by Emily Steer

Spring 2016

"How to be a good neighbor with Theaster Gates"

Chicago Tribune, interview by Lisa Skolnik

December 16, 2015

"The Chicago Artist Theaster Gates Amplifies Bristol, England"

The New York Times, review by Christopher D. Shea

November 2, 2015

"Theaster Gates brings new life to bombed-out Bristol church"

The Art Newspaper, review by Gareth Harris and Anny Shaw

October 30, 2015

"Theaster Gates: 'If the city is ill, then I have a subject, a patient'"

The Independent, feature by Hettie Judah

October 18, 2015

"Theaster Gates by Franklin Sirmans"

Humanity, interview by Franklin Sirmans

Fall 2015

"The Real-Estate Artist"

The New Yorker, profile by John Colapinto

January 20, 2014

"Chicago’s Opportunity Artist"

The New York Times, feature by Ben Austen

December 20, 2013

"Dark mirrors: Huey Copeland on Theaster Gates and Ebony"

Artforum, feature by Huey Copeland

October 2013

"The Change Agent"

W Magazine, feature by Diane Solway

June 1, 2013

"Theaster Gates"

Miami Rail, interview by Diana Nawi

Winter 2012

"Kicking It Up A Notch"

The Miami Herald, review by Anne Tschida

December 6, 2012

"Critics’ Picks: Theaster Gates at Locust Projects"

Artforum, review by Hunter Braithwaite

November 2012

"The Artist Next Door"

The Wall Street Journal, feature by Kelly Crow

October 25, 2012


"Inside the House that Theaster Built"

The Art Newspaper, feature by Helen Stoilas

September 6, 2012

"Designs for Life"

frieze, feature by Mark Godfrey

September 2012

"Theaster Gates: Radical Reform with Everyday Tools"

Afterall, feature by Hesse McGraw

Summer 2012

"Theaster Gates"

ArtReview, feature by Christian Viveros-Faune

January/February 2012

"Theaster Gates in the Studio with Lilly Wei"

Art in America, feature by Lilly Wei

December 2011