EXPO Chicago Returns to Navy Pier This September

Navy Pier will soon transform into a hub for art lovers everywhere. EXPO CHICAGO, the International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, takes over Festival Hall at Navy Pier this month from September 19 – 22. 

This week filled with a collection of modern and contemporary art begins September 19 with Vernissage, an annual benefit for the Museum of Contemporary Art presented by the MCA Women’s Board.  


This year’s EXPO CHICAGO is comprised of renowned national and international galleries and special exhibitions.

Photo Credit: Justin Barbin


albertz benda, New York
ARTCO Gallery, Aachen, Cape Town
Martin Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen
Ascaso Gallery, Miami, Caracas
Bergamin & Gomide, Sao Paulo
Bortolami , New York
Cernuda Arte, Coral Gable
Ceysson & Bénétière, New York, Paris, Saint-Etienne, Koerich, Geneva
James Cohan, New York
Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Beijing, Boissy-le-Châtel (Seine-et-Marne), Centro Habana
CONVERSO, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles
Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago
CURRO, Guadalajara
DAG, New York, New Delhi, Mumbai
Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago
DC Moore Gallery, New York
De Buck Gallery, New York
LUIS DE JESUS Los Angeles, Los Angeles
Galerie Division, Montreal, Toronto
Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago
Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, New York
Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee
Galerie La Forest Divonne, Paris, Brussels
Forum Gallery, New York
Gavlak, Los Angeles, Palm Beach
David Gill Gallery, London
Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, Paris, London
Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, New York
Kavi Gupta, Chicago
half gallery, New York
Harper’s Books, East Hampton, New York
Hauser & Wirth, London, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, New York, Somerset, St. Moritz, Zurich
Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica
Helwaser Gallery, New York
Galerie Ernst Hilger, Vienna
Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York
Mariane Ibrahim, Chicago
Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles
Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, Brooklyn
Kamakura Gallery, Kamakura
Kasmin, New York
Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles
Tina Kim Gallery, New York
David Klein Gallery, Detroit, Birmingham
Alan Koppel Gallery, Chicago
Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque
David Lewis, New York
Library Street Collective, Detroit
Josh Lilley, London
Lisson Gallery, New York, London, Shanghai
Nancy Littlejohn Fine Art, Houston
Jane Lombard Gallery, New York
Galeria Javier Lopez & Fer Frances, Madrid
Federico Luger (FL GALLERY), Milan
Luhring Augustine, Brooklyn, New York
Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, Los Angeles
Philip Martin Gallery, Los Angeles
McCormick Gallery, Chicago
Miles McEnery Gallery, New York
moniquemeloche, Chicago
Mendes Wood DM, Sao Paulo, Brussels, New York
Mercado Moderno, Rio de Janeiro, New York
Gallery MOMO, Johannesburg , Cape Town
Neumann Wolfson Art, New York
Carolina Nitsch, New York
David Nolan Gallery, New York
Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco
Richard Norton Gallery, Chicago
Claire Oliver Gallery, New York
Pablo’s Birthday, New York
Peres Projects, Berlin
Perrotin, New York, Paris, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai
Praz-Delavallade, Paris, Los Angeles
Purdy Hicks Gallery, London
QG Gallery, Brussels
Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, New York
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London, Paris Marais, Paris Pantin, Salzburg
rosenfeld porcini, London
Galerie RX, Paris
Eduardo Secci, Florence
Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago
Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, Kinderhook
William Shearburn Gallery, Saint Louis
Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco
Simoens Gallery, Knokke
Smith-Davidson Gallery, Amsterdam, Miami
Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami
Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, New York
Hollis Taggart , New York
Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York, Singapore, Hong Kong
Tandem Press, Madison
Timothy Taylor, New York, London
Taylor | Graham, New York, Port Chester
TEMPLON, Paris, Brussels
Vallarino Fine Art, New York
Axel Vervoordt, Antwerp, Hong Kong
Vielmetter Los Angeles, Los Angeles
Weinstein Hammons Gallery, Minneapolis
Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, New York
Winston Wächter Fine Art, New York, Seattle
Yares Art, New York, Santa Fe, Palm Springs
Timothy Yarger Fine Art, Los Angeles
Pavel Zoubok Fine Art, New York
David Zwirner, Paris, New York, Hong Kong

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Photo Credit: Expo Chicago


ARCADE, London | Caroline Achaintre
HERVÉ BIZE, Nancy | Alain Jacquet
Chambers Fine Art, New York, Beijing | Wu Jian’an
Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles | Sarah Ann Weber 
Henrique Faria, New York | Sigfredo Chacón
Galerie Kornfeld, Berlin | Martin Spengler
Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle | Anthony White
Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen | Per Kirkeby
Galerie Papillon, Paris | VOID
Ronchini Gallery, London | Paul Jenkins
Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto | Esmaa Mohamoud
Western Exhibitions, Chicago | Richard Hull
Zucker Art Books, New York | Dieter Roth

Photo Credit: Expo Chicago


313 Art Project, Seoul, Paris | Kiwon Park
El Apartamento, Havana | Diana Fonseca, Arlés del Río
BEERS London, London | Jonni Cheatwood, Milo Matthieu
Rutger Brandt Gallery, Amsterdam | Radenko Milak
Matthew Brown, Los Angeles | Kenturah Davis, Luis Flores
Cob Gallery , London | Shadi Al-Atallah
Deli Gallery, Brooklyn | Brook Hsu
Denny Dimin Gallery, New York, Hong Kong | Justine Hill, Luke Diiorio
Dio Horia and Art Platform, Athens, Mykonos | Spyros Aggelopoulos, Javier Calleja
Edel Assanti, London | Gordon Cheung
Fort Gansevoort, New York | Michelangelo Lovelace
Fridman Gallery, New York | Remy Jungerman
Asya Geisberg Gallery, New York | Matthew Craven, Angelina Gualdoni
The Hole, New York | Alex Gardner
Klowden Mann, Culver City | The estate of Sarah Cromarty
ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY, London | Stine Deja, Márton Nemes
LEE & BAE, Busan | Dae-Hun Kwon 
Harlan Levey Projects, Brussels | Marcin Dudek
LUCE GALLERY, Torino | Dominic Chambers
Marinaro, New York | Danny Ferrell
Maus Contemporary, Birmingham | Leslie Smith III, Yoshishige Furukawa
NINO MIER GALLERY, Los Angeles, Cologne | Michael Bauer, Andrea Heimer
Charles Moffett, New York | Kenny Rivero
Moskowitz Bayse, Los Angeles | Jack Hoyer, Kylie White
Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles | Cammie Staros, Summer Wheat
NOME, Berlin | Kameelah Janan Rasheed
Romer Young Gallery, San Francisco | Johnny Abrahams, Elise Ferguson
Diane Rosenstein Gallery, Los Angeles | Eleanor Antin, Farrah Karapetian
Sapar Contemporary, New York | Zsofia Schweger, Jessica Campbell
Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, New York, Harare | Pat Phillips, Xavier Robles de Medina
Zalucky Contemporary, Toronto | Abby McGuane, Jacob Robert Whibley
Anna Zorina Gallery, New York | Alexandria Smith

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Photo Credit: Expo Chicago


Art+Culture Projects, New York
Brodsky Center at PAFA, Philadelphia
Field Editions, London
FRONT International, Cleveland
Island Press, St. Louis
Manneken Press, Bloomington
René Schmitt, Berlin, WOL
Skira | Artbook, Milan, New York, Los Angeles
Spudnik Press Cooperative, Chicago
Tate Editions, London
Whitechapel Gallery, London

Photo Credit: EXPO CHICAGO

Attendees to EXPO CHICAGO do more than just peruse work from participating galleries. The immersive art experience includes a variety of programs, free with the purchase of a ticket. 

One major feature of the annual exposition is the /Dialogues panel series. This series invites artists, curators, designers, and arts professionals to discuss current issues in the world of art.


In addition, IN/SITU displays large-scale sculptures and works specific to the venue. This year’s showcase will include a variety of works, some suspended from the vaulted ceilings, all curated by Jacob Fabricius. Participating artists come from a variety of art hubs across the globe. EXPO VIDEO, EXPO SOUND, and many more will ensure an unforgettable weekend full of artistic inspiration. 

General admission tickets are available at the EXPO CHICAGO site, while tickets for Vernissage are available on the MCA’s site. Find parking ahead of time with Chicago Parking Map!



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