2018 in Review

EXPO CHICAGO concluded its seventh edition with a record attendance of 38,000 visitors, exceptional presentations from exhibiting galleries and strong sales, in what was its most global edition to date. On opening day alone, the exposition welcomed 8,000 VIP guests while raising money to benefit the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago during Vernissage. Collectors, curators, artists and art enthusiasts enjoyed an exclusive first look at 135 leading galleries from 27 countries and 63 cities throughout Navy Pier’s iconic Festival Hall.

EXPO CHICAGO welcomed back many returning galleries for 2018 as well as several new additions, whose curated and ambitious presentations drew critical praise. Exhibitors expressed that they received strong support from the greater Midwest collector base in addition to a high volume of nationally and internationally notable collectors, museum curators and institutions.

Read more highlights from the 2018 edition of EXPO CHICAGO here

Press Highlights 

What Sold at EXPO CHICAGO | Artsy

Taller, Brighter, Bolder at EXPO CHICAGO | Elephant 

All the Art You Need to See at This year's Massive EXPO CHICAGO | Observer

The Best of EXPO CHICAGO 2018 | Surface

10 must-see galleries at EXPO CHICAGO | Chicago Tribune

Exhibitor Testimonials 

“Our second year participating in EXPO CHICAGO has been fantastic. We have reconnected with collectors, curators and the public alike, and have sold several important works including a promised gift to a major Chicago institution...”
Emilio Steinberger | Lévy Gorvy

"Sales on the first day far surpassed our expectations and we sold important works by the artists we presented this year...The turnout of curators and collectors was exceptional...We think that the fair has now established itself within the company of the most important international fairs today...”
Susanne Vielmetter | Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects 

“We had a fantastic fair this year. Our goal was to meet new local collectors, and we accomplished that and more. Our sales were strong, and the curatorial attendance was excellent as well.” 
Lauren Wittels | Luhring Augustine