Chicago Architecture Biennial

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

Experience the future of architecture, today. This ground-breaking exhibition showcases the latest innovations in design and architecture from across the globe. See radical new projects, avant-garde ideas, and cutting-edge developments at free exhibits and events throughout the city.

The Chicago Architecture Biennial is held at the Chicago Cultural Center with a selection of off-site projects, related exhibitions, and programming for Chicagoans and visitors alike. All events and exhibits are free and open to the public,

The 2019 Biennial team includes Artistic Director Yesomi Umolu, a contemporary art curator, and co-curators Sepake Angiama, a curator focused on education, and Paulo Tavares, a Brazil-based architect and academic. This year, the Chicago Architecture Biennial is titled "…and other such stories" and will explore main four themes: landscapes of belonging and sovereignty, sites of memory, rights and advocacy, and civic participation.

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.