Opening the fall art season each September, EXPO CHICAGO hosts leading international art galleries presented alongside one of the highest quality platforms for global contemporary art and culture.
Entering its eighth year as a leading international art fair, EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art hosts more than 135 leading international exhibitors in Navy Pier Festival Hall, presented alongside one of the highest quality platforms for global contemporary art and culture.
The exposition draws upon the city’s rich history as a vibrant international cultural destination, while engaging the region’s contemporary art community and collector base. The 2019 edition of EXPO CHICAGO will align with the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial (September 19, 2019 – January 5, 2020) and present various programs and events throughout Chicago during EXPO ART WEEK (September 16–22, 2019).
Initiating the beginning of the international fall art season each September, EXPO CHICAGO takes place at historic Navy Pier. The Galleries section featured leading international exhibitors presented alongside one of the highest quality platforms for global contemporary art and culture. Additional sections include: EXPOSURE featuring solo and two-artist presentations represented by galleries ten years and younger, PROFILE presenting solo booths and focused projects that showcase ambitious installations and tightly focused thematic exhibitions, Editions + Books showcasing limited editions and publications offering a diverse array of print media and object-based practices, and Special Exhibitions featuring select regional, national, and international non-profit institutions, museums, and organizations.
The 2019 EXPO CHICAGO Selection Committee is comprised of leading international gallerists, including Stefania Bortolami | Bortolami, New York; John Corbett | Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago; Chris D’Amelio | David Zwirner, New York, London, Hong Kong; Kavi Gupta | Kavi Gupta, Chicago; Rhona Hoffman | Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago; Javier Peres | Peres Projects, Berlin; Jessica Silverman | Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco; and Susanne Vielmetter | Vielmetter Los Angeles, Los Angeles. With the advisement of the Selection Committee, Naima Keith | Vice President of Education and Public Programs at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) curates the EXPOSURE section —highlighting solo and two-artist presentations of emerging work from galleries eight years and younger.
HOURS + LOCATION
Thursday, September 19 | 12 noon–6:00pm
By Invitation Only
Thursday, September 19 | 6:00pm–9:00pm
A benefit for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, presented by the MCA Women’s Board. General admission tickets are not valid for Thursday.
Friday, September 20 | 11:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday, September 21 | 11:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday, September 22 | 11:00am – 6:00pm