Theaster Gates My Labor Is My Protest


Artist profile

Theaster Gates

Theaster Gates' practice includes sculpture, installation, performance and urban interventions that aim to bridge the gap between art and life. Gates works as an artist, curator, urbanist and facilitator and his projects attempt to instigate the creation of cultural communities by acting as catalysts for social engagement that leads to political and spatial change.


My Labor is My Protest

In this film, Theaster Gates explores the genesis of his first exhibition in London, My Labor is My Protest.

On Black Foundations

Theaster Gates discusses how his interactive installation On Black Foundations poses a question about the “nature of race and class in the United States”.


In this interview with Tim Marlow, Theaster Gates discusses his wide-reaching practice which focuses on “acts of transformation”.

My Labor Is My Protest

In this film, Theaster Gates discusses his work with Tim Marlow focusing, in particular, on his exhibition My Labor is my Protest at White Cube Bermondsey.

Current exhibitions