Curatorial Exchange

Daniel Buren From three windows, 5 colours for 252 places, 2006

Launched in 2018, the Curatorial Exchange offers mid-career and established international curators the opportunity to engage closely with their peers and with EXPO CHICAGO’s more than international exhibitors while exploring Chicago’s cultural landscape through a tailored four-day program. Developed in partnership with foreign consulates and cultural agencies, the Curatorial Exchange aims to inspire future collaborations and dialogue and foster new insight on gallery and institutional programs and artists’ practices from Chicago and around the world.

In 2019, the Curatorial Exchange includes more than 10 international curators working in countries including Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, and Spain. Building upon the fair’s commitment to fostering international exchange in the greater Midwest, EXPO CHICAGO and Red Bull Arts Detroit have partnered to launch the Global Curatorial Initiative—a multi-city, fully funded curatorial program that connects international curators with artists, galleries, institutions, and organizations in Chicago and Detroit.  

2019 Partners