Soot with Sky and Seam

2013
Wood, rubber, tar
8' 7" x 2' 9"

Soot with Sky and Seam


Playground

2014
tar, rubber and wood
84 1/2" x 60" x 8"

Playground

Playground


Installation of Prima Materia at Punta della Dogana, Pinault Foundation, Venice

2013

Images courtesy of © Palazzo Grassi, ORCH orsenigo_chemollo.

Installation of Prima Materia at Punta della Dogana, Pinault Foundation, Venice

Installation of Prima Materia at Punta della Dogana, Pinault Foundation, Venice

Installation of Prima Materia at Punta della Dogana, Pinault Foundation, Venice


Installation view, Theaster Gates: 13th Ballad, MCA Chicago

May 18–Oct 6, 2013
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago

Installation view,  <i/>Theaster Gates: 13th Ballad</i>, MCA Chicago

Installation view,  <i/>Theaster Gates: 13th Ballad</i>, MCA Chicago

Installation view,  <i/>Theaster Gates: 13th Ballad</i>, MCA Chicago

Installation view,  <i/>Theaster Gates: 13th Ballad</i>, MCA Chicago

Installation view,  <i/>Theaster Gates: 13th Ballad</i>, MCA Chicago

Installation view,  <i/>Theaster Gates: 13th Ballad</i>, MCA Chicago

Installation view,  <i/>Theaster Gates: 13th Ballad</i>, MCA Chicago


Red line with black soot and enthusiasm

2013
Decommissioned fire hose and wood
59" x 92" x 4 1/2" or 149 x 233 x 11 cm

Red line with black soot and enthusiasm


Soul Food with Helen Chen in Black Lacquer

2013
wood, lacquer, books, artist’s clothes, ceramic wares, light, grits
77.5” x 32” x 21” closed; 77.5” x 52” x 36” doors open

Soul Food with Helen Chen in Black Lacquer

Soul Food with Helen Chen in Black Lacquer

Soul Food with Helen Chen in Black Lacquer

Soul Food with Helen Chen in Black Lacquer

Soul Food with Helen Chen in Black Lacquer


Black Power Picnic

2012
wood and ceramic wares
58 1/2" x 31" x 22"

Black Power Picnic


Dinner with the King

2012
wood and ceramic wares
55 1/2" x 23" x 31 1/2"

Dinner with the King


Tar with Vertical Fasteners

2012
wood, roofing paper, rubber and tar
73" x 49 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Tar with Vertical Fasteners


Rickshaw for Fossilized Soul Wares

2012
Wood, cast black concrete ceramics and plastic
175” x 40” x 40”

Rickshaw for Fossilized Soul Wares


Installation views of 'Soul Manufacturing Corporation' at Locust Projects

2012

Installation views of 'Soul Manufacturing Corporation' at Locust Projects

Installation views of 'Soul Manufacturing Corporation' at Locust Projects

Installation views of 'Soul Manufacturing Corporation' at Locust Projects

Installation views of 'Soul Manufacturing Corporation' at Locust Projects

Installation views of 'Soul Manufacturing Corporation' at Locust Projects

Installation views of 'Soul Manufacturing Corporation' at Locust Projects

Installation views of 'Soul Manufacturing Corporation' at Locust Projects

Installation views of 'Soul Manufacturing Corporation' at Locust Projects

Installation views of 'Soul Manufacturing Corporation' at Locust Projects

Installation views of 'Soul Manufacturing Corporation' at Locust Projects

Installation views of 'Soul Manufacturing Corporation' at Locust Projects

Installation views of 'Soul Manufacturing Corporation' at Locust Projects

Installation views of 'Soul Manufacturing Corporation' at Locust Projects

Installation views of 'Soul Manufacturing Corporation' at Locust Projects


We Work the Black Seam Together

2012
wood, metal, and modified bitumen membrane
48 5/16" x 76" x 4 3/4"

We Work the Black Seam Together


Civil Tapestry

2012
Decommissioned Fire Hoses and wood
28 1/2" x 122" x 3"

Civil Tapestry


Civil Tapestry

2012
Decommissioned Fire Hoses and wood
65" x 106" x 4 1/2"
Flag Series

Civil Tapestry


Civil Tapestry

2012
Decommissioned Fire Hoses and wood
65 1/2" x 84" x 4 1/2"
Flag Series

Civil Tapestry


Civil Tapestry

2012
Decommissioned Fire Hoses and wood
58" x 208" x 4"

Civil Tapestry


12 Ballads for Huguenot House

2012
dOCUMENTA (13)

12 Ballads for Huguenot House

12 Ballads for Huguenot House


12 Ballads for Huguenot House

2012
dOCUMENTA (13)

12 Ballads for Huguenot House

12 Ballads for Huguenot House

12 Ballads for Huguenot House


12 Ballads for Huguenot House

2012
dOCUMENTA (13)

12 Ballads for Huguenot House

12 Ballads for Huguenot House

12 Ballads for Huguenot House

12 Ballads for Huguenot House

12 Ballads for Huguenot House


12 Ballads for the Huguenot House

2012
Performance

dOCUMENTA (13)

12 Ballads for the Huguenot House


12 Ballads for the Huguenot House

2012
Performance

dOCUMENTA (13)

12 Ballads for the Huguenot House


12 Ballads for the Huguenot House

2012
Performance

dOCUMENTA (13)

12 Ballads for the Huguenot House


Soul Food Rickshaw for Soul Wares

2012
wood, wheels, ceramic and porcelain wares
98” x 80” x 27 1/2”

Soul Food Rickshaw for Soul Wares


Soul Food Rickshaw for Sitting

2012
reclaimed wood and wheels
98" x 33 1/4" x 26"

Soul Food Rickshaw for Sitting


Soul Food Starter Kit for 5

2012
oak, brass, cedar, stoneware and glazes
60" h x 30" x 20" d

Soul Food Starter Kit for 5

Soul Food Starter Kit for 5

Soul Food Starter Kit for 5


Images from 'Holding Court' Theaster Gates Armory Show Commissioned Artist

2012

Images from 'Holding Court' Theaster Gates Armory Show Commissioned Artist

Images from 'Holding Court' Theaster Gates Armory Show Commissioned Artist

Images from 'Holding Court' Theaster Gates Armory Show Commissioned Artist

Images from 'Holding Court' Theaster Gates Armory Show Commissioned Artist

Images from 'Holding Court' Theaster Gates Armory Show Commissioned Artist

Images from 'Holding Court' Theaster Gates Armory Show Commissioned Artist

Images from 'Holding Court' Theaster Gates Armory Show Commissioned Artist

Images from 'Holding Court' Theaster Gates Armory Show Commissioned Artist


Shoe Shine with Old Growth Pedestal (Him) and Shoe Shine with Old Growth Pedestal (Her)

2012
reclaimmed wood and iron
Him: 76” x 22” x 33” Base: 26” x 36” x 54 1/2” and Her: 86” x 20” x 21 1/2”; Base: 32” x 40” x 40”

Shoe Shine with Old Growth Pedestal (Him) and Shoe Shine with Old Growth Pedestal (Her)

Shoe Shine with Old Growth Pedestal (Him) and Shoe Shine with Old Growth Pedestal (Her)


Mississippi Pavilion

2011
wood, glass and soul food wares
12' h x 50" w x 7' d

Mississippi Pavilion


Breathing

2010
DVD Looped
Dimensions Variable
Duration: 6:58

Breathing


Installation Views of 'Listening Room' at Seattle Art Museum December 8th - July 1st, 2012

2011-2012

Records are from the Dr. Wax Archive from Dorchester Projects Chicago.

Installation Views of 'Listening Room' at Seattle Art Museum December 8th - July 1st, 2012

Installation Views of 'Listening Room' at Seattle Art Museum December 8th - July 1st, 2012

Installation Views of 'Listening Room' at Seattle Art Museum December 8th - July 1st, 2012

Installation Views of 'Listening Room' at Seattle Art Museum December 8th - July 1st, 2012

Installation Views of 'Listening Room' at Seattle Art Museum December 8th - July 1st, 2012

Installation Views of 'Listening Room' at Seattle Art Museum December 8th - July 1st, 2012

Installation Views of 'Listening Room' at Seattle Art Museum December 8th - July 1st, 2012


Wall Piece For Floor

2012
reclaimed wood and glass
54" x 46" x 8"

Wall Piece For Floor


Stack 6901.31

2011
white concrete, pulverized glass and iron
43" x 12" x 12"

Stack 6901.31


Stack 6901.30

2011
white concrete, pulverized glass and wood
43" x 13" x 11"

Stack 6901.30


Installation view of Theaster Gates: Epitaph for Civil Rights at The Geffen Contemporary at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, October 1, 2011 to February 13, 2012.

Installation view of Theaster Gates: Epitaph for Civil Rights at The Geffen Contemporary at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, October 1, 2011 to February 13, 2012.

Installation view of Theaster Gates: Epitaph for Civil Rights at The Geffen Contemporary at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, October 1, 2011 to February 13, 2012.

Installation view of Theaster Gates: Epitaph for Civil Rights at The Geffen Contemporary at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, October 1, 2011 to February 13, 2012.

Installation view of Theaster Gates: Epitaph for Civil Rights at The Geffen Contemporary at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, October 1, 2011 to February 13, 2012.

Installation view of Theaster Gates: Epitaph for Civil Rights at The Geffen Contemporary at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, October 1, 2011 to February 13, 2012.

Installation view of Theaster Gates: Epitaph for Civil Rights at The Geffen Contemporary at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, October 1, 2011 to February 13, 2012.

Installation view of Theaster Gates: Epitaph for Civil Rights at The Geffen Contemporary at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, October 1, 2011 to February 13, 2012.

Installation view of Theaster Gates: Epitaph for Civil Rights at The Geffen Contemporary at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, October 1, 2011 to February 13, 2012.


Glass Pavillion

2011
wood, hose, metal, glass lantern slides
8' x 9' x 8'

Glass Pavillion

Glass Pavillion

Glass Pavillion

Glass Pavillion

Glass Pavillion

Glass Pavillion


Installation view of Stand-Ins for a Period of Wreckage

2011
white concrete and porcelain

Art Public Art Basel Miami Beach 2011 in front of Bass Museum of Art

Installation view of Stand-Ins for a Period of Wreckage

Installation view of Stand-Ins for a Period of Wreckage

Installation view of Stand-Ins for a Period of Wreckage

Installation view of Stand-Ins for a Period of Wreckage


In the Event of Race Riot XXV

2011
wood, carpet, glass and hoses
24" x 73" x 4"

In the Event of Race Riot XXV


In the Event of Race Riot (Large White Frame)

2011
wood, hose, glass
75.5" x 46" x 6.5"

In the Event of Race Riot (Large White Frame)


In the Event of Race Riot (Lath Black Center)

2011
wood, hose, glass
26" x 19.5" x 4.75"

In the Event of Race Riot (Lath Black Center)


Installation Views of "An Epitaph for Civil Rights and Other Domesticated Structures"

2011

Kavi Gupta CHICAGO

Installation Views of

Installation Views of

Installation Views of

Installation Views of

Installation Views of

Installation Views of

Installation Views of

Installation Views of

Installation Views of


In the Event of Race Riot VIII

2011
wood, glass, hose
25" x 32" x 5"

In the Event of Race Riot VIII


Socket

2011
white cement, glass, wood, and metal
35" x 35" x 3"

Socket


Small Stack

2011
white cement, glass, and plates
15" x 12" x 12"

Small Stack


Love Seat

2011
white cement, glass, wood, fabric
35" x 35" x 3"

Love Seat


In the Event of Race Riot XVII

2011
wood, glass hose
30" x 23" x 6"

In the Event of Race Riot XVII


In the Event of Race Riot XV

2011
wood, glass, hose
30" x 23" x 6"

In the Event of Race Riot XV


In the Event of Race Riot XIII

2011
wood, glass, hose
30" x 23" x 6"

In the Event of Race Riot XIII


In the Event of Race Riot XI

2011
wood, glass, hose
30" x 25" x 6"

In the Event of Race Riot XI


Large Stack

2011
white cement, glass, and plates
29.5" x 12" x 12"

Large Stack


Civil Tapestries

2011
Decomissioned fire hoses and wood
48" x 123" x 4"

Civil Tapestries


In the Event of Race Riot X

2011
wood, glass, hose
34" x 27" x 9"

In the Event of Race Riot X


Mantle with Hose

2011
wood, hose, glass
33" x 40" x 9"

Mantle with Hose


Four Corners

2011
white cement, glass, and plates
28.5" x 14" x 14"

Four Corners


Chair for Mr. Perry

2011
wood, glass, chair
48" x 29" x 12"

Chair for Mr. Perry

Chair for Mr. Perry


Civil Throw Rugs I

2011
hoses - 10 stacked rugs
30" x 48" x 10"

Civil Throw Rugs I


Black Box I

2011
wood, laminate tile and glass
46" x 31" x 21"

Black Box I


Black Box II

2011
wood, laminate tile and glass
46" x 32" x 20"

Black Box II

Black Box II


Low Backs

2010
wood and metal
47" x 34" x 23" each

Low Backs

Low Backs

Low Backs


Installation view

2011

Recent works: "In the Event of Race Riot", "Whyte Paintings", and "Untitled"

Installation view

Installation view


NGGRWR 0003

2010
porcelain, composite gold and wood
26" x 32" x 5"

NGGRWR 0003


In Case of Race Riot IV

2011
wood, metal, hoses
28" x 21" x 8"

wall sculpture

In Case of Race Riot IV


In Event of Race Riot XXVII

2011
wood, glass, hose
38" x 31" x 5"

In Event of Race Riot XXVII


In the Event of Race Riot V

2011
wood, metal, hoses
30" x 23" x 9"

In the Event of Race Riot V


In Event of Race Riot XXXI

2011
wood, glass, hose
38" x 30" x 5"

In Event of Race Riot XXXI


In Event of Race Riot XXIIII

2011
wood, glass, rubber, hose
42" x 35.5" x 5"

In Event of Race Riot XXIIII


Untitled

2011
wood, metal , hoses
46" x 18" x 17"

Untitled


A.N.N.A.P. (Black)

2011
wood relief
5' diameter

A.N.N.A.P. (Black)


Installation view Shoe Shine Stands

2010
wood, upholstery and metal
variable

Installation view Shoe Shine Stands


House of Shine

2010
Illuminated LED sign, steel and aluminum
20" x 14" x 8"
Edition of 3

Whitney Biennial 2010

House of Shine


A.N.N.A.P.

2010
Illuminated LED sign, steel and aluminum
16" x 16" x 6"
Edition of 3

A.N.N.A.P.


Dave: A Legendary Black Clay Superhero

2010
porcelain speakers. turntable, audio system
speakers: 24" x 15" each; turntable: 20" x 20"

Installation view, "Hand+Made", Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.

Dave: A Legendary Black Clay Superhero

Dave: A Legendary Black Clay Superhero

Dave: A Legendary Black Clay Superhero


Milwaukee Art Museum

2010
Entry Hall
To Speculate Darkly: April 16th - August 1st, 2010

Milwaukee Art Museum


In-ceiling slide installation

2010
glass slides and wood
48" x 96"
Milwaukee Art Museum

In-ceiling slide installation


Milwaukee Art Museum

2010
In-ceiling Slide Installation
To Speculate Darkly: April 16th - August 1st, 2010

Milwaukee Art Museum


Installation View

2010
Milwaukee Art Museum

Installation View


Milwaukee Art Museum

2010
view of installation
To Speculate Darkly: April 16th - August 1st, 2010

Milwaukee Art Museum


Milwaukee Art Museum

2010
view of installation
To Speculate Darkly: April 16th - August 1st, 2010

Milwaukee Art Museum


Milwaukee Art Museum

2010
Concert Performance
To Speculate Darkly: April 16th - August 1st, 2010

Milwaukee Art Museum


My Name Is Product

2010
Redeemed vitreous china, gold leaf, black glaze, sound
To Speculate Darkly: April 16th - August 1st, 2010

My Name Is Product


Milwaukee Art Museum

2010
Procession Concert
To Speculate Darkly: April 16th - August 1st, 2010

Milwaukee Art Museum


Copper Shoe Shine

2010
wood, copper, light, metal
13' h x 3.5' w x 2.5' d

From the "Cosmology of the Yard" WHITNEY BIENNIAL 2010

Copper Shoe Shine


Cosmology of the Yard

2010

Whitney Biennial 2010

Cosmology of the Yard

Cosmology of the Yard

Cosmology of the Yard

Cosmology of the Yard

Cosmology of the Yard


Itinerary for silver hill

2010
neon, wood, acrylic
84" x 32" x 2"

Pulitzer Foundation 2010

Itinerary for silver hill

Itinerary for silver hill

Itinerary for silver hill


Throne, roof and clapboard

2010
wood and paint

Throne, roof and clapboard


Throne, toward the close of day

2010
wood and paint

Throne, toward the close of day


Bench II

2010
Reclaimed Wood
46" x 26" x 30"

Bench II


Installation View (Whyte Paintings)

2010
Porcelain

Installation View (Whyte Paintings)


Whyte Painting (KOH0017)

2010
Porcelain and gold leaf
23 3/4" x 24" x 5"

Whyte Painting (KOH0017)


Whyte Painting (NGGRWR 00021)

2010
Porcelain and gold leaf
24" x 24 1/4" x 4"

Whyte Painting (NGGRWR 00021)


Whyte Painting (KOH0015)

2010
Porcelain
23 1/2" x 26 1/4" x 5

Whyte Painting (KOH0015)


Whyte Painting (KOH0003)

2010
porcelain
16 1/2" x 20 1/2" x 2 3/4"

Whyte Painting (KOH0003)


Whyte Painting (KOH0001)

2010
porcelain
18 1/2" x 23" x 4"

Whyte Painting (KOH0001)


Whyte Painting (KOH0002)

2010
porcelain
19" x 22 1/4" x 2 3/4"

Whyte Painting (KOH0002)


Whyte Painting (KOH0007)

2010
porcelain
18 1/2" x 24" x 2 3/4"

Whyte Painting (KOH0007)


(untitled) Hog Maws For The Harlem Sanctuary

2010
Sumi Ink and Gold Leaf on Watercolor Paper
27 1/2" x 35 1/4" x 1 1/4" (framed)

(untitled) Hog Maws For The Harlem Sanctuary


My Freedom Like The Contents Of This Jar

2010
Sumi Ink and Gold Leaf on Watercolor Paper
27 1/2" x 35 1/4" x 1 1/4" (framed)

My Freedom Like The Contents Of This Jar


(Untitled) Bitch, I Made This Pot

2010
Ink on Paper
27 1/2" x 35 1/4" x 1 1/4" (framed)

(Untitled) Bitch, I Made This Pot


Fence for Cows and Vice Lords

2010
sumi ink, gold leaf, acrylic on wood
22" x 7'

Fence for Cows and Vice Lords


Floor plan with orange barrier

2010
acrylic and mixed media on wood
22" x 84"

Floor plan with orange barrier


Dwelling for fisherman, single occupancy

2010
acrylic and mixed media on wood
22" x 84"

Dwelling for fisherman, single occupancy


Installation View

Installation View


Broken Shovel with Nails

2009

Broken Shovel with Nails


Glass Slide Projection Still

2009

Glass Slide Projection Still


Temple Performances

2008-2009

Temple Performances


Temple Performances

2008-2009

Temple Performances


Temple

2008-2009
Dimensions Variable

Temple

Temple


Performances

Performances

Performances


Installation Views

Hyde Park Art Center

Installation Views

Installation Views


Installation View Ceramic Slabs

Installation View Ceramic Slabs

Installation View Ceramic Slabs


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