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EXPO CHICAGO is open to established international art galleries. The number of participating galleries is limited, and acceptance is granted exclusively by the 2024 Selection Committee. The 2024 committee is comprised of the following leading gallerists: John Corbett and Jim Dempsey | Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago; Leslie Hammons | Weinstein Hammons Gallery, Minneapolis; Rhona Hoffman | Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago; Miles McEnery | Miles McEnery Gallery, New York; Monique Meloche | moniquemeloche, Chicago; Nick Olney | Kasmin, New York.

Please note that insufficiently documented applications will not be reviewed by the Selection Committee.


Non-refundable application fee of $260 must accompany this application. 


Size S | $26,500 USD (400 square feet / 37.2m2 with 20 lights + 60 linear feet of walls)
Size M | $38,500 USD (600 square feet / 55.7m2 with 30 lights + 70 linear feet of walls)
Size L | $49,500 USD (800 square feet / 74.3m2 with 40 lights + 80 linear feet of walls)
Size XL | $60,500 USD (1000 square feet / 92.9m2 with 50 lights + 90 linear feet of walls)


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
  • 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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