Contemporary Art & Artists at the EXPO CHICAGO

Eliasson - EXPO CHGO

EXPO CHICAGO, the International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, has established the city of Chicago as a preeminent art fair destination. Opening the international fall art season each September, EXPO CHICAGO takes place at historic Navy Pier, whose vast vaulted architecture hosts leading international exhibitors presented 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. This year the Expo will be hosting over 135 galleries over the 4-day exhibition. The exhibitors will represent 27 countries and 63 cities, meaning a wide variety of artistic media and styles will be represented. An international selection committee, comprised of gallerists and artists, has chosen exhibitors to highlight the four sections of the expo. Each section will have a specific goal in mind:

  • The “Exposure” sector will feature solo and two-artist presentations representing galleries founded eight or fewer years ago.
  • “Profile” will present solo booths and focused projects—including installations and thematic exhibitions—by single artists or collectives represented by established galleries.
  • “Editions + Books” will highlight artist books, editions, prints, collectibles, photography, collages, drawings, and more!
  • “Special Exhibitions” will focus on site-specific work throughout Navy Pier’s Festival Hall.

For a complete list of exhibitors or to learn more about the expo, visit their website: to learn more.