About EXPO CHICAGO 2018

  • EXPO CHICAGO 2017, Kavi Gupta booth featuring work by Beverly Fishman

    EXPO CHICAGO 2017, Kavi Gupta booth featuring work by Beverly Fishman

EXPO CHICAGO (September 27-30, 2018), the International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, has established the city of Chicago as a preeminent art fair destination. Opening the fall art season every September, EXPO CHICAGO takes place at historic Navy Pier whose vast vaulted architecture hosts leading international art galleries alongside one of the highest quality platforms for global contemporary art and culture. Dedicated to rigorous and challenging programming, EXPO CHICAGO initiates strategic international partnerships, built alongside strong institutional relationships with major local museums and organizations to open parallel exhibitions and events. The 2018 edition of EXPO CHICAGO will align with Art Design Chicago, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art, to present various programs and events throughout EXPO ART WEEK (September 24–30, 2018) including panel discussions, performances, and activations across the city.  

PROGRAM  

The EXPOSURE section, presented within the main exposition hall, is dedicated to emerging programs presenting solo and two-artist presentations represented by galleries 8 years and younger. An unrivaled talks program for both public and VIP audiences on two stages, /Dialogues and Exchange by Northern Trust continue to feature the most established and respected voices in contemporary art and culture. The on-site installations program IN/SITU, selected by a major international curator, and EXPO Projects organized by the fair Directors, feature large-scale suspended sculptures and site-specific works within the exhibition hall, alongside EXPO VIDEO, featuring a dynamic curated screening program for film, video, and new media works, and Special Exhibitions booths highlighting non-profit organizations. The off-site public program engages the city’s long legacy with public art, including IN/SITU Outside, siting works by major contemporary artists throughout Chicago Park District locations for up to one year, and OVERRIDE | A Billboard Project, presenting a curated selection of digital art on the citywide network. Committed to fostering contemporary art criticism and discourse, EXPO CHICAGO publishes THE SEEN, Chicago’s only international journal of contemporary and modern art, online and in print.  

Expanding on its renowned VIP Program—an audience of top international collectors, gallerists, art advisors, artists, and academics—the annual EXPO CHICAGO Curatorial Forum provides a conference platform to leading institutional and independent exhibition organizers.  

The list of 2018 exhibiting galleries includes:  

ANGLIM GILBERT GALLERY, SAN FRANCISCO  

PETER BLAKE GALLERY, LAGUNA BEACH  

BOCKLEY GALLERY, MINNEAPOLIS  

BORTOLAMI, NEW YORK  

BORZOGALLERY, AMSTERDAM  

RENA BRANSTEN GALLERY, SAN FRANCISCO  

GAVIN BROWN'S ENTERPRISE, NEW YORK, ROME  

CARRERASMUGICA, BILBAO  

CENTURY PICTURES, BROOKLYN  

CERNUDA ARTE, CORAL GABLES  

CEYSSON & BÉNÉTIÈRE, PARIS, SAINT-ÉTIENNE, LUXEMBOURG, NEW YORK  

JAMES COHAN, NEW YORK  

CORBETT VS. DEMPSEY, CHICAGO  

STEPHEN DAITER GALLERY, CHICAGO  

DC MOORE GALLERY, NEW YORK  

DE BUCK GALLERY, NEW YORK, ANTWERP, SAINT PAUL DE VENCE  

GALERIE DIVISION, MONTRÉAL, TORONTO  

CATHERINE EDELMAN GALLERY, CHICAGO  

ERIC FIRESTONE GALLERY, EAST HAMPTON, NEW YORK  

FLOWERS GALLERY, LONDON, NEW YORK  

TORY FOLLIARD GALLERY, MILWAUKEE  

FORT GANSEVOORT, NEW YORK  

FORUM GALLERY, NEW YORK  

DAVID GILL GALLERY, LONDON  

MICHAEL GOEDHUIS, LONDON, NEW YORK, BEIJING  

RICHARD GRAY GALLERY, CHICAGO, NEW YORK  

GARTH GREENAN GALLERY, NEW YORK  

GRIMM, AMSTERDAM, NEW YORK  

KAVI GUPTA, CHICAGO  

HACKETT MILL, SAN FRANCISCO  

half gallery, new york

HDM GALLERY, BEIJING, LONDON  

RICHARD HELLER GALLERY, LOS ANGELES  

NANCY HOFFMAN GALLERY, NEW YORK  

RHONA HOFFMAN GALLERY, CHICAGO  

THE HOLE, NEW YORK  

EDWYNN HOUK GALLERY, NEW YORK, ZÜRICH  

GALLERY HYUNDAI, SEOUL  

CHARLIE JAMES GALLERY, LOS ANGELES  

JENKINS JOHNSON GALLERY, SAN FRANCISCO, NEW YORK  

KALFAYAN GALLERIES, ATHENS, THESSALONIKI  

PAUL KASMIN GALLERY, NEW YORK  

ANTON KERN GALLERY, NEW YORK  

TINA KIM GALLERY, NEW YORK  

DAVID KLEIN GALLERY, DETROIT, BIRMINGHAM  

ROBERT KOCH GALLERY, SAN FRANCISCO  

ALAN KOPPEL GALLERY, CHICAGO  

LÉVY GORVY, NEW YORK, LONDON, SHANGHAI  

DAVID LEWIS GALLERY, NEW YORK  

LIBRARY STREET COLLECTIVE, DETROIT  

LONG-SHARP GALLERY, INDIANAPOLIS, NEW YORK  

GALERIA JAVIER LOPEZ & FER FRANCES, MADRID  

LUHRING AUGUSTINE, NEW YORK, BROOKLYN  

MATTHEW MARKS GALLERY, NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES  

PHILIP MARTIN GALLERY, LOS ANGELES  

MARUANI MERCIER, BRUSSELS, KNOKKE, PARIS  

MCCORMICK GALLERY, CHICAGO  

MILES MCENERY GALLERY, NEW YORK  

MONIQUE MELOCHE GALLERY, CHICAGO  

MENDES WOOD DM, SÃO PAULO, BRUSSELS, NEW YORK  

GALLERY MOMO, CAPE TOWN, JOHANNESBURG  

NAHMAD PROJECTS, LONDON  

DAVID NOLAN GALLERY, NEW YORK  

GALLERY WENDI NORRIS, SAN FRANCISCO  

RICHARD NORTON GALLERY, CHICAGO  

OCTOBER GALLERY, LONDON  

CLAIRE OLIVER GALLERY, NEW YORK  

ONE AND J. GALLERY, SEOUL  

PERES PROJECTS, BERLIN  

PERROTIN, NEW YORK, PARIS, HONG KONG, TOKYO, SEOUL, SHANGHAI  

PKM GALLERY, SEOUL  

P.P.O.W, NEW YORK  

PRAZ-DELAVALLADE, PARIS, LOS ANGELES  

R & COMPANY, NEW YORK  

ROBERTS PROJECTS, LOS ANGELES  

RONCHINI GALLERY, LONDON  

ROSENFELD PORCINI, LONDON  

ROYALE PROJECTS, LOS ANGELES  

GALERIE RX, PARIS  

SALON 94, NEW YORK  

GEORGIA SCHERMAN PROJECTS, TORONTO  

VITO SCHNABEL GALLERY, ENGADINE VALLEY  

EDUARDO SECCI CONTEMPORARY, FLORENCE  

CARRIE SECRIST GALLERY, CHICAGO  

STUART SHAVE / MODERN ART, LONDON  

WILLIAM SHEARBURN GALLERY, ST. LOUIS  

JESSICA SILVERMAN GALLERY, SAN FRANCISCO  

SIMOENS GALLERY, KNOKKE  

SIMS REED GALLERY, LONDON  

SMITHDAVIDSON GALLERY, AMSTERDAM, MIAMI  

FREDRIC SNITZER GALLERY, MIAMI  

SOUS LES ETOILES GALLERY, NEW YORK  

STENE PROJECTS GALLERY, STOCKHOLM  

MARC STRAUS, NEW YORK  

HOLLIS TAGGART GALLERIES, NEW YORK  

SUNDARAM TAGORE GALLERY, NEW YORK, SINGAPORE, HONG KONG  

TANDEM PRESS, MADISON  

TEMPLON, PARIS, BRUSSELS  

VALLARINO FINE ART, NEW YORK  

SUSANNE VIELMETTER LOS ANGELES PROJECTS, LOS ANGELES  

WEINSTEIN HAMMONS GALLERY, MINNEAPOLIS  

WEXLER GALLERY, PHILADELPHIA  

YARES ART, NEW YORK, PALM SPRINGS, SANTA FE  

ZOLLA/LIEBERMAN GALLERY, CHICAGO  

PAVEL ZOUBOK GALLERY, NEW YORK  

DAVID ZWIRNER, NEW YORK, LONDON, HONG KONG    

EXPOSURE

The EXPOSURE section, installed on the main floor of the exposition, features solo and two-artist presentations represented by galleries eight years and younger, allowing the opportunity for younger galleries to participate in a major international exposition. Creative Time Executive Director Justine Ludwig, formerly at Dallas Contemporary, returns for the second year to curate the EXPOSURE section.  

“After working on the EXPOSURE section of EXPO CHICAGO in 2018, I had the pleasure of being acquainted with new artists and gallery programs,” said Ludwig. “It was an opportunity to provide a platform for emerging gallery programs, as well as a unique learning experience for myself. This year, we look to further diversify the gallery program and bring a global understanding of emerging contemporary art through wide ranging media.”  

The list of 2018 EXPOSURE galleries includes:  

313 ART PROJECT, SEOUL | LEE WAN  

AMAR GALLERY, LONDON | RENEE COX AND GUERRILLA GIRLS  

PIERO ATCHUGARRY, GARZÓN, MIAMI | VERÓNICA VÁZQUEZ AND LUNGISWA GQUNTA  

BEERS LONDON, LONDON | WILLIAM LACHANCE  

CLUB PRO LOS ANGELES, LOS ANGELES | ALAKE SHILLING  

LUIS DE JESUS LOS ANGELES, LOS ANGELES | CAITLIN CHERRY AND PETER WILLIAMS  

DIO HORIA, ATHENS, MYKONOS | MAJA DJORDJEVIC  

ANAT EBGI, LOS ANGELES | JIBADE-KHALIL HUFFMAN AND JASON BAILER LOSH  

EDEL ASSANTI, LONDON | SOREL ETROG  

DANIEL FARIA GALLERY, TORONTO | DOUGLAS COUPLAND AND KRISTINE MORAN  

FOLD, LONDON | ASMUND HAVSTEEN-MIKKELSEN AND MAGNUS PETTERSEN  

FRIDMAN GALLERY, NEW YORK | NATHANIEL LEWIS  

GEARY, NEW YORK | SUZETTE BROSS  

ASYA GEISBERG GALLERY, NEW YORK | JULIE SCHENKELBERG AND MARJOLIJN DE WIT  

GRICE BENCH, LOS ANGELES | MARGARET HONDA  

MARIANE IBRAHIM, SEATTLE | CLOTILDE JIMENEZ  

INSTITUTO DE VISIÓN, BOGOTÁ | NICOLAS CONSUEGRA AND MARLON DE AZAMBUJA  

KANT, COPENHAGEN | ASMUND HAVSTEEN-MIKKELSEN AND MAGNUS PETTERSEN  

KLOWDEN MANN, CULVER CITY | ANDREA CHUNG AND KATIE HERZOG  

LAZY MIKE, LOS ANGELES, MOSCOW | DANIEL LERGON  

HARLAN LEVEY PROJECTS, BRUSSELS | HASEEB AHMED AND ELLA LITTWITZ  

NINO MIER GALLERY, LOS ANGELES, COLOGNE | JANSSON STEGNER  

MOSKOWITZ BAYSE, LOS ANGELES | ALEXA GUARIGLIA AND ANTHONY MISERENDINO  

shin gallery, new york

SHULAMIT NAZARIAN, LOS ANGELES | AMIR H. FALLAH AND NAUDLINE PIERRE  

NIGHT GALLERY, LOS ANGELES | AWOL ERIZKU  

NOME, BERLIN | KIRSTEN STOLLE AND XIYADIE  

OFFICINE DELL'LMMAGINE, MILAN | VERÓNICA VÁZQUEZ AND LUNGISWA GQUNTA  

ROCKELMANN&, BERLIN | MEGAN STROECH AND BAILEY ROMAINE  

ROMER YOUNG GALLERY, SAN FRANCISCO | JOHNNY ABRAHAMS AND JOSEPH HART  

SAPAR CONTEMPORARY, NEW YORK | PHOEBE BOSWELL  

SIM GALERIA, CURITIBA, SÃO PAULO | CARMELO ARDEN QUIN AND JAMES ENGLISH LEARY  

CATINCA TABACARU, NEW YORK, HARARE | JOE BRITTAIN AND YAPCI RAMOS  

ZALUCKY CONTEMPORARY, TORONTO | LILI HUSTON-HERTERICH AND JIM VERBURG  

PROFILE  

PROFILE presents solo booths and focused projects by established international galleries. Showcasing ambitious installations and tightly focused thematic exhibitions, this section features major projects by a single artist or collective.

The list of 2018 PROFILE galleries includes:  

CARBON12, DUBAI | SARA RAHBAR  

EDWARD CELLA ART & ARCHITECTURE, LOS ANGELES | RUTH PASTINE  

CHAMBERS FINE ART, NEW YORK, BEIJING | FU XIAOTONG  

DEREK ELLER GALLERY, NEW YORK | KARL WIRSUM  

KLAUS VON NICHTSSAGEND GALLERY, NEW YORK | SAM CONTIS  

GALLERY LUISOTTI, LOS ANGELES | URSULA SCHULZ-DORNBURG  

MARTOS GALLERY, NEW YORK | JESSICA VAUGHN  

MARUANI MERCIER, BRUSSELS, KNOKKE, PARIS | GEORGE SHAW  

GALERIE BARBARA THUMM, BERLIN | TERESA BURGA  

THE EDITIONS + BOOKS SECTION OFFERS A ROBUST SHOWCASE OF ARTIST BOOKS, EDITIONS, PRINTS AND MORE. FROM LIMITED EDITION COLLECTIBLES TO COMMISSIONED PRINTS, THE PARTICIPATING EXHIBITORS WILL OFFER A DIVERSE ARRAY OF MEDIA THAT SPANS PHOTOGRAPHY, COLLAGE, DRAWING, PRINTMAKING AND ART MONOGRAPHS.  


SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS      

Special Exhibitions offer unique, high-quality presentations and site-specific work throughout Navy Pier’s Festival Hall. Complementing the exposition’s surrounding core programming, these exhibitions illustrate and preserve the important relationship between contemporary and modern art and non-profit organizations and institutions.

The list of 2018 Special Exhibitions includes:  

6018NORTH/ 3ARTS, CHICAGO  

APERTURE FOUNDATION, NEW YORK  

ARTADIA, NEW YORK  

ELI AND EDYTHE BROAD ART MUSEUM, EAST LANSING  

CHICAGO ARTISTS COALITION, CHICAGO  

THE CONSERVATION CENTER, CHICAGO  

DEPAUL ART MUSEUM, CHICAGO  

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH  

HYDE PARK ART CENTER, CHICAGO  

THE JOYCE FOUNDATION  

MOSTYN, LLANDUDNO  

NATIONAL YOUNGARTS FOUNDATION, MIAMI  

NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL (NRDC), CHICAGO  

PROJECTART, CHICAGO, NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES, DETROIT, MIAMI, PITTSBURGH  

THE SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, CHICAGO  

THREEWALLS, CHICAGO  

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF VISUAL ARTS, CHICAGO  

The 2018 Exhibitor sections will be presented alongside EXPO CHICAGO’s rigorous and challenging on-site programming, including /Dialogues panel discussions series, presented in partnership with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; EXPO VIDEO, featuring film, video and new media works curated by Anna Gritz (KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin Curator); IN/SITU, large-scale suspended sculptures and site-specific works curated by Pablo León de la Barra (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Curator at large, Latin America); and EXPO Sound, curated by Daata Editions. Off-site programming includes OVERRIDE | A Billboard Project and IN/SITU Outside, presenting temporary public art installations situated along the Lakefront and throughout Chicago neighborhoods. Full programming and exhibitors to be announced in Summer 2018.  

  • EXPO CHICAGO 2017 featuring work by Lara Schnitger (Anton Kern) as part of IN/SITU "Chronopolitics," curated by Florence Derieux.

    EXPO CHICAGO 2017 featuring work by Lara Schnitger (Anton Kern) as part of IN/SITU "Chronopolitics," curated by Florence Derieux.