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The EXPOSURE Section, installed on the main floor of the exposition, provides emerging and younger galleries established for up to ten years the opportunity to participate in EXPO CHICAGO. A special presentation of one or two artists by each of the participating galleries provides critical exposure for their programs and an important opportunity for curators, collectors and art enthusiasts to survey the best in innovative and emerging work.  Decisions on acceptance are made exclusively by the EXPOSURE curator with the advisement of the EXPO CHICAGO Selection Committee. EXPOSURE 2024 will be curated by Rosario Güiraldes | Curator of Visual Arts at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.


The EXPOSURE section of EXPO CHICAGO is open to galleries that have been an established gallery for up to ten years.  Booth presentations are limited to one or two artists. The number of participating galleries is limited.  Please note that insufficiently documented applications will not be reviewed. 


Non-refundable application fee of $105 must accompany application.


EXPOSURE BOOTH | $9,500 (200 square feet /18.6 m2 with 10 lights)


12’ high hard walls painted white; lighting as indicated; exhibitor badges; VIP program including passes to the Collector & Professional Preview and special event invitations throughout the exposition; standard booth signage. Detailed information including order forms, customizations, furniture, a/v and other options are available at the exhibitor’s expense provided upon acceptance.


The terms applicable for EXPO CHICAGO are specified in the Regulations, Terms and Conditions which you can download here. The properly completed application submitted digitally by the deadline is understood as an application and confirms no automatic right of acceptance. All applications are subject to written acceptance of EXPO CHICAGO. 

Application Checklist and Instructions

Application Checklist

The online application system will guide you through the following pages: 

  • Gallery/Organization Profile
  • Section Application Form
  • Image and Supplemental Materials Upload
  • Application Fee Payment
  • Terms & Conditions
  • Application Review

Materials and Information to Include:

  • Contact Information 
  • Social Media Information
  • Brief Gallery History
  • Current Artist List
  • List of Other Fairs Participated in
  • A Written Proposal for your Exhibition
  • 5 to 10 high-resolution JPGS of artwork you intend to present. 
  • Supporting Materials*

* At the request of the Selection Committee, applicants that have not participated in EXPO CHICAGO previously are asked to provide booth installation shots from past fairs. Additionally, you are encouraged to complete a proposed booth plan. 

Blank Booth Diagrams are available here.  Please note that these are only for planning purposes and may not be final dimensions or configurations of assigned booth.

Applications will not be considered complete without all of the above materials.

Application Instructions

  • To begin an application, please login using your username and password. If it is the gallery/ organization's first time applying, please create a new login.
  • Once started, you may save your application and logout. You may return to complete your application at any time by visiting Application Services on the EXPO CHICAGO website. 
  • Applicants may apply to more than one exhibitor section. 
  • Please submit 5 to 10 high quality images of artwork you intend to present. (Only jpgs less than 5 MB each will be accepted.)  Applicants are encouraged to include booth installation shots from past fairs as part of your image upload.  Submitted artwork images are subject for use in press and promotional materials upon acceptance. 
  • Optional Supplemental Materials for Selection Committee review including artist biographies, additional gallery information, and/or proposed booth plan, can be uploaded as a single pdf or can be emailed to exhibitor@expochicago.com.
  • A non-refundable application fee is required.  Payment is accepted by credit card only and will be collected as part of the online application form. 
  • Applicants may submit program proposals for IN/SITU, IN/SITU Outside, and OVERRIDE | A Billboard Project —providing opportunities to highlight large-scale works and video pieces. You will have the opportunity to submit proposals within Application Services once your Booth application is submitted.

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