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Theaster Gates named 2022 Serpentine Pavilion designer – Dezeen

Artist Theaster Gates will be the first non-architect to design one of the annual Serpentine Pavilions in London.

Photography is by January via Wikimedia Commons.
Photography is by January via Wikimedia Commons.

American artist Theaster Gates has been revealed as the next designer of London’s Serpentine Pavilion, the first non-architect to be given the annual commission.

As reported by Architects’ Journal, Gates will create next year’s pavilion outside London’s Serpentine Gallery.

A Serpentine Pavilion spokesperson told Dezeen that it was too early to talk about 2022, but said the gallery is excited to work with Gates.

The artist will follow South African architecture studio Counterspace, which was originally assigned to create the 2020 pavilion that ended up being postponed until this year.

Gates has urban planning background

While Gates is the first non-architect to be given the annual commission, he was trained in urban planning and preservation. Many of his works draw on issues of space and urban structure.

For the Chicago Architecture Biennial 2015, Gates converted a derelict bank building in a low-income Chicago neighbourhood into a cultural venue with galleries, event space, and libraries.

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