Chicago Architecture Biennial

Sept. 19, 2019 – Jan. 5, 2020
Schedule of exhibits and events coming soon

The Chicago Architecture Biennial is a bi-annual architecture and design exhibition showcasing the latest innovations and creative strides in these fields from across the globe. This year, the Biennial is titled "…and other such stories" and will explore societies and environments through main four themes: landscapes of belonging and sovereignty, sites of memory, rights and advocacy, and civic participation.

The 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial will be held at the Chicago Cultural Center with a selection of off-site projects, related exhibitions, and programming for Chicagoan's and visitors alike.

The Biennial is free and open to the public across all citywide locations. The 2017 Biennial was the largest such exhibit in North America, welcoming more than 550,000 attendees from the U.S. and around the world, along with 140 architects and designers from 20 countries.

The 2019 Biennial team includes Artistic Director Yesomi Umolu, a contemporary art curator, and co-curators Sepake Angiama, a curator whose work centers on education, and Paulo Tavares, a Brazil-based architect and academic.