22-25 SEPTEMBER 2016



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, the 2017 edition (September 13–17) will align with the Chicago Architecture Biennial (September 16–December 31), and inaugurate a global partnership with the Palais de Tokyo in Paris to present the first official satellite exhibition of their Hors les Murs program in the United States. 


2017 Core Programs

Curated by Justine Ludwig | Dallas Contemporary

The EXPOSURE section features solo and two-artist presentations represented by galleries eight years and younger—focusing on a curated selection of emerging artists, with the advisement of the Selection Committee.


Curated by Florence Derieux | Centre Pompidou

Installed within the expansive, vaulted architecture of Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, IN/SITU features large-scale, suspended sculptures, and site-specific works by artists from leading international exhibitors participating in the 2017 exposition. 


Curated by Ali Subotnick | Hammer Museum Los Angeles

EXPO VIDEO features a dynamic, curated screening program for film, video and new media works by artists represented by 2017 exhibitors, presented within large-format screening rooms, as well as several viewing stations designed by Studio Gang Architects.


Presented in partnership with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

/Dialogues offers panel discussions, conversations, and provocative artistic discourse with leading artists, curators, and arts professionals on the current issues that engage them. 


Curated by the fair Directors

Presented alongside IN/SITU in and around Navy Pier, EXPO Projects features a curated selection of site-specific installations, organized by the fair Directors.


A Billboard Project | Presented by EXPO CHICAGO and the City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE)

A cutting edge citywide public art initiative, OVERRIDE is displayed on the 28 digital screens throughout Chicago’s City Digital Network (CDN), placing artwork within a public context and broader presentation of billboard advertising. 


Featuring select regional, national, and international non-profit institutions, museums, and organizations, Special Exhibitions offers unique, high-quality installations, joining 140 leading galleries from around the world featured throughout Navy Pier’s iconic Festival Hall. 

Off-Site Exhibitions

Curated by Katell Jaffrès
In partnership with the Palais de Tokyo in Paris and the Institut français, EXPO CHICAGO will co-present Hors les Murs, an international residency and large-scale off-site exhibition project, allowing international and France-based artists to produce new work in Chicago.


Chicago’s International Journal of Contemporary and Modern Art

With Staff Writers reporting from around the world, THE SEEN features in-depth writing on exhibitions, as well as highlight essays, artist profiles, and reviews. THE SEEN is published in print and online by EXPO CHICAGO.



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