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Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
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September 22, 2016 - September 25, 2016
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The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, returns for its fifth edition. Attracting more than 35,000 visitors in 2015, EXPO CHICAGO continues to showcase the city as an international cultural destination, while bringing the world's top art galleries, critically acclaimed programming and international, national and regional curators and collectors to Chicago.

EXPO CHICAGO presents 145 leading galleries representing 23 countries and 52 cities from around the world. EXPOSURE, the section of the fair dedicated to galleries that have been in business eight years or less, allows the opportunity for younger galleries to participate in a major international exposition. 

In addition, EXPO CHICAGO will present the return of key programs including:

  • EXPO Editions + Books, showcasing a cross-section of artist books, editions, prints and more.
  • /Dialogues, the panel and lecture series presented in partnership with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • IN/SITU and IN/SITU Outside, a program of curated site-specific installations in Navy Pier's Festival Hall as well as throughout the city of Chicago
  • EXPO VIDEO, a curated selection of dynamic and cutting-edge film, video and new media works
  • Special Exhibitions featuring select regional, national, and international non-profit institutions, museums, and organizations
  • The Curatorial Forum allows the curators to discuss current and upcoming exhibitions with colleagues, dealers and attending artists, acting as a catalyst for future collaborative programming within their own institutions as well as with EXPO CHICAGO


The International Exposition of Modern & Contemporary Art announces the return of EXPO ART WEEK, September 19-25, presented in conjunction with Choose Chicago and the city of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE). With EXPO CHICAGO as the centerpiece, the city's most prestigious cultural institutions will highlight their unique programming and special events including museum exhibitions; gallery openings; installations; public art projects; music, theater and dance performances; and special dining experiences. This citywide celebration of arts and culture will offer the world's art enthusiasts, collectors and curators an abundance of opportunity to explore all that Chicago has to offer.


Photo credit:

Jessica Stockholder, "Once Upon a Time," 2014, part of the IN/SITU program at EXPO CHICAGO/2014, curated by Renaud Proch. Photo by James Prinz.

Andy Warhol's "Dorothy Lichtenstein," 1974, Richard Gray Gallery. Photo by Paul Audia.

Michael Rakowitz's "The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist," part of IN/SITU program, curated by Renaud Proch. Photo by James Prinz.

(L to R) "Contemporary Art Daily" Founder Forrest Nash, Reunion des Musées Nationaux Curator of Exhibitions Matthieu Poirier, Marilyn and Larry Fields Curator at MCA Chicago Naomi Beckwith and independent curator and writer Guillaume Désanges participate in "In Conversation: French Curator Exchange," one of the EXPO /Dialogues panel discussions. Photo by Justin Barbin.

EXPO VIDEO curated by Astria Suparak. Photo by Dan Rest.

EXPO CHICAGO/2014 at Navy Pier's Festival Hall. Photo by Justin Barbin.

Michael Rakowitz, "May the Arrogant Not Prevail," 2010, part of the IN/SITU program at EXPO CHICAGO/2014, curated by Renaud Proch. Photo by James Prinz.

Thursday: 6 - 9 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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