EXPO CHICAGO Announces 2018 Special Project Curators

By Grace Halio 

Expo Chicago announced today the curators that have been selected for three of its programs—“In/Situ,” “Expo Video,” and “Exposure.” The seventh edition of the fair will run from September 27–30 at Chicago’s Navy Pier and will feature over 135 galleries.

“In/Situ,” which showcases large-scale installations, will be organized by Guggenheim Museum curator at large Pablo León de la Barra. KW Institute for Contemporary Art curator Anna Gritz will helm “Expo Video,” which is devoted to moving-image works, and Dallas Contemporary deputy director and chief curator Justine Ludwig will return for a second year to oversee “Exposure,” which highlights emerging artists represents galleries that have been in business for eight years or less.

“Our 2018 program curators bring a broad range of experience, international perspective, and influence to our seventh edition, and I am confident that their work will profoundly extend the legacy of excellence in our programming,” Expo Chicago president and director Tony Karman said in a statement.

Though Expo Chicago has yet to announce the exhibitors for its forthcoming edition, a release noted that the 11-person selection committee is comprised of gallerists Stefania Bortolami, Chris D’Amelio, Rhona Hoffman, and Jessica Silverman, among others.