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Theaster Gates[Photo by: Sara Pooley]
Most Creative People 2014

Theaster Gates

Artist, Rebuild Foundation

For mastering the art of urban renewal
Most Creative People

Theaster Gates is a Chicago-based potter turned conceptual artist and social activist focused on art-based community redevelopment. He is the founder of the nonprofit Rebuild Foundation, which is devoted to creating cultural hubs in poor neighborhoods. He is the Director of Arts and Public Life at the University of Chicago.

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