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