Midwest Migration? Gagosian Among New Additions to EXPO CHICAGO

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By Eileen Kinsella

EXPO CHICAGO has reeled in some big fish for its sixth edition, which opens at Navy Pier on September 13 (through September 17). The biggest fish on the exhibitor list? Gagosian Gallery, which has not participated in a Chicago fair for decades.

As fairs become increasingly large contributors to mega-galleries’ bottom lines, dealers’ decisions about which ones to join can signal where they see potential for market growth—and which collectors, and regions, they want to cultivate.

Other notable additions to the sixth edition of EXPO CHICAGO include: Tina Kim Gallery (New York); STANDARD (Oslo); Anton Kern Gallery (New York); Ceysson & Bénétière (Saint-Étienne, Paris, Luxembourg, New York); galerie frank elbaz (Paris, Dallas); and Galeria Filomena Soares (Lisbon).

Notably, Gagosian has not hesitated to try out regional fairs in the past—but it is also not afraid to jump ship if an experiment isn’t paying off. Having participated in the Seattle Art Fair’s inaugural edition, the gallery did not return for the second. (After Gagosian’s Lidia Andich joined the fair’s selection committee, the gallery is back on board for the 2017 edition this summer.) Gagosian also participated in FOG Art + Design in San Francisco this past January.

In a statement, the fair’s director, Tony Karman, said the latest lineup “reflects the international partnerships, collaborations, and programming that our extraordinary staff has encouraged and fostered over the last several years.”

This year’s edition also includes a new section, EXPO Profile, dedicated to single-artist and thematic installations. GRIMM gallery will present works by Charles Avery and R & Company will dedicate their booth to the Italian design movement SuperDesign, among other projects.

See the complete list of 2017 exhibitors below.

AKINCI, Amsterdam
Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, New York
Anglim Gilbert Gallery, San Francisco
BERG Contemporary, Reykjavík
Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach
Bortolami, New York
Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London, Paris, New York
CarrerasMugica, Bilbao
casati gallery, Chicago
David Castillo Gallery, Miami Beach
Edward Cella Art & Architecture, Los Angeles
Cernuda Arte, Coral Gables
James Cohan, New York
CONNERSMITH., Washington, DC
Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago
Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal
Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Los Angeles
Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago
galerie frank elbaz, Paris, Dallas
Flowers Gallery, London, New York
Forum Gallery, New York
Honor Fraser, Los Angeles
Gagosian, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Paris, Rome, Athens, Geneva, Hong Kong
Hilario Galguera Gallery, Mexico City
Galerie Gmurzynska, Zürich, St. Moritz, Zug
Galerie Laurent Godin, Paris
Graphicstudio, Tampa
Alexander Gray Associates, New York
Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, New York
Garth Greenan Gallery, New York
GRIMM, Amsterdam
Kavi Gupta, Chicago
Hackett Mill, San Francisco
HDM Gallery, Beijing, Hangzhou
Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles
Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
The Hole, New York
Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York, Zürich
MARIANE IBRAHIM, Seattle
Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, New York
Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
Anton Kern Gallery, New York
Tina Kim Gallery, New York
KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin
Alan Koppel Gallery, Chicago
Galerie Lelong, New York, Paris
Library Street Collective, Detroit
Jane Lombard Gallery, New York
Diana Lowenstein Gallery, Miami
Luhring Augustine, New York
Maccarone, New York, Los Angeles
Maison Gerard, New York
Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, Los Angeles
Maruani Mercier, Brussels,
Knokke Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Vienna, Salzburg
McCormick Gallery, Chicago
moniquemeloche, Chicago
THE MISSION, Chicago
Gallery MOMO, Johannesburg, Cape Town
Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Basel
David Nolan Gallery, New York
Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco
Richard Norton Gallery, Chicago
Claire Oliver Gallery, New York
ONE AND J. Gallery, Seoul Karla
Osorio Gallery, Brasília, São Paulo
parrasch heijnen gallery, Los Angeles
Peres Projects, Berlin
Perrotin, New York, Paris, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo
Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin
Praz-Delavallade, Paris, Los Angeles
PROYECTOSMONCLOVA, Mexico City
R & Company, New York
ANDREW RAFACZ, Chicago
RONCHINI, London
rosenfeld porcini, London
Salon 94, New York
Eduardo Secci Contemporary, Florence
Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago
William Shearburn Gallery, St. Louis
Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco
SIM Galeria, Curitiba
Sims Reed Gallery, London
Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon
Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, New York
STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo
Louis Stern Fine Arts, West Hollywood
Allan Stone Projects, New York
MARC STRAUS, New York
Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York
Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York, Singapore, Hong Kong
Tandem Press, Madison
Galerie Tanit, Beirut, Munich
Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, Brussels
Paul Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco T
raywick Contemporary, Berkeley
Vallarino Fine Art, New York
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles
Von Lintel Gallery, Los Angeles
Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis
Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago
Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York
David Zwirner, New York, London.