CHICAGO—EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, today announced the premier list of exhibitors for its seventh annual edition, September 27–30, 2018 at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall (600 E. Grand Ave). Marking its most global edition to date, EXPO CHICAGO welcomes 135 leading galleries representing 27 countries and 63 cities from around the world. Countries represented at the 2018 exposition include: United States, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and Zimbabwe.
“We are proud to be presenting these international galleries alongside our rigorous core programming,” said EXPO CHICAGO President | Director Tony Karman. “As we focus on our international institutional and curatorial outreach, we look forward to welcoming the world to Chicago this September and taking advantage of our unique geographical position to draw arts professionals, curators and collectors from throughout United States, Europe and the Americas.”
The 2018 exhibitor list was chosen by an international Selection Committee comprised of leading gallerists, including Stefania Bortolami | Bortolami, New York; John Corbett and Jim Dempsey | 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; David Nolan | David Nolan Gallery, New York; Javier Peres and Nick Koenigsknecht | Peres Projects, Berlin; Jessica Silverman | Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco; and Susanne Vielmetter | Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles.
Of the many additions to the 2018 exposition, highlights include: Gavin Brown’s enterprise | New York, Rome; Carbon12 | Dubai, first ever gallery to participate from the UAE, with solo presentation of Sara Rahbar; Daniel Faria Gallery | Toronto, featuring Douglas Coupland and Kristine Moran; GALLERY HYUNDAI | Seoul; Instituto de Visión | Bogotá, first ever participating gallery from Colombia, featuring Nicolas Consuegra and Marlon de Azambuja; Kalfayan Galleries | Athens, Thessaloniki; Martos Gallery | New York, with solo presentation of recent New York Artadia awardee Jessica Vaughn; Mendes Wood DM | São Paulo, Brussels, New York, with a solo presentation of Brazilian artist Paulo Nazareth; Nahmad Projects | London, focusing on the work of Dutch-American artist Jan Frank; PKM Gallery | Seoul; Stuart Shave / Modern Art | London; Galerie Barbara Thumm | Berlin, with solo presentation of Teresa Burga; and Yares Art, New York, Palm Springs, Santa Fe, featuring seminal artists from the Color Field school.
In addition to the Selection Committee galleries, leading exhibitors returning to EXPO CHICAGO include: BorzoGallery | Amsterdam and GRIMM | Amsterdam, New York, presenting a solo exhibition of historical works by Dutch artist Ger van Elk; Rena Bransten Gallery | San Francisco and Stephen Daiter Gallery | Chicago, with a solo presentation of MacArthur Fellow Dawoud Bey; Ceysson & Bénétière | Paris, Saint-Étienne, Luxembourg, New York; Richard Gray Gallery | Chicago, New York; Edwynn Houk Gallery | New York, Zürich; Paul Kasmin Gallery | New York; Anton Kern Gallery | New York; Tina Kim Gallery | New York; Lévy Gorvy | New York, London, Shanghai; Harlan Levey Projects | Brussels, featuring Haseeb Ahmed and Ella Littwitz; David Lewis Gallery | New York, with historic works by Thornton Dial and Mary Beth Edelson; Luhring Augustine | New York, Brooklyn, presenting Glenn Ligon and Simone Leigh; Matthew Marks Gallery | New York, Los Angeles; Night Gallery | Los Angeles, with a solo presentation of Awol Erizku; Perrotin | New York, Paris, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai; P.P.O.W | New York; Praz-Delavallade | Paris, Los Angeles; R & Company | New York; Roberts Projects | Los Angeles; Salon 94 | New York; and TEMPLON | Paris, Brussels.
In addition to leading international galleries, the 2018 exposition features various sections including EXPOSURE, dedicated to solo and two artist presentations by galleries eight years and younger, curated by Creative Time Executive Director Justine Ludwig; PROFILE, highlighting single artist installations and focused thematic exhibitions by established international galleries; Editions + Books, featuring artist books, editions, and multiples; and Special Exhibitions, highlighting curated booths by non-profit organizations.