From its inception, part of EXPO CHICAGO's mission has been to include, serve, and showcase the vibrant exhibitions and programming taking place in the world's leading art institutions.
Developed by EXPO CHICAGO and Independent Curators International (ICI), the Curatorial Forum offers a group of mid-career and established curators, working independently or with an institutional affiliation, the opportunity to engage with their peers and explore significant issues relating to curating, programming, institution-building and audience engagement. For the first time, the Curatorial Forum will feature a series of sessions focused on critical questions relevant to contemporary practice and context, led by internationally recognized leaders in the field.
The 2017 Curatorial Forum was made possible, in part, with the collaboration of Paula Crown and the PAHC/studio·lab. PAHC/studio·lab will also invite two curators to travel back to Chicago to further their research and engage with the studio as part of the Forum's Associate Curators Program. Additional support was provided by VIA Art Fund; Sotheby’s; Art Design Chicago, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art; Willis Towers Watson; and Terry Dowd Inc.
Participation in the Curatorial Forum is by invitation only.