Entering its eighth year as a leading international art fair, EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art hosts more than 135 leading international exhibitors in Navy Pier Festival Hall, presented alongside one of the highest quality platforms for global contemporary art and culture. The exposition draws upon the city’s rich history as a vibrant international cultural destination, while engaging the region’s contemporary art community and collector base. The 2019 edition of EXPO CHICAGO will align with the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial (September 19, 2019 – January 5, 2020) and present various programs and events throughout Chicago during EXPO ART WEEK (September 16–22, 2019).
EXPO CHICAGO presents a diverse program, including /Dialogues and Exchangeby Northern Trust, an unrivaled talks program for both public and VIP audiences; IN/SITU, dynamic on-site installations throughout the exposition hall highlighting large-scale sculpture, film and video selected by a major international curator; Special Exhibitions booths presenting non-profit organizations; and off-site initiatives, including IN/SITU Outside, public art installed throughout Chicago Park District locations, and OVERRIDE, a curated selection of international artists throughout the city’s digital billboard network. The EXPO CHICAGO program also features an unprecedented commitment to host curatorial initiatives during the exposition, including the Curatorial Forum in partnership with Independent Curators International (ICI), and the Curatorial Exchange, which partners with international consulates to expand the exposition’s global outreach.
EXPO CHICAGO is the publisher of THE SEEN, Chicago’s only international journal of contemporary and modern art criticism, online and in print.