EXPO CHICAGO Contemporary Art Fair


The countdown is on to Expo Chicago 2018, a leading international art fair taking place September 27th to 30th in the Windy City. You’ll want to make your way to the Navy Pier’s Festival Hall for the main event, which this year promises Dialogues, a Curatorial Forum, an Art Critics Forum and a massive showcasing of 135 international exhibitors representing 27 countries and 63 cities around the world. Among them you’ll find:

  • Carbon12 from Dubai
  • Daniel Faria Gallery from Toronto, featuring Douglas Coupland and Kristine Moran
  • Instituto de Visión from Bogotá
  • Kalfayan Galleries from Athens, Thessaloniki
  • Mendes Wood DM from São Paulo, Brussels and New York
  • PKM Gallery from Seoul
  • Yares Art from New York, Palm Springs and Santa Fe

You’ll find a comprehensive list of participating galleries here.

New this year is the ‘Creative Chicago’ interview marathon hosted by art curator, critic and historian Hans Ulrich Obrist. It’ll be the first such event to take place on American soil, and is presented by the Chicago Humanities Festival.



On opening night from 6pm-9pm, the MCA Women’s Board presents Vernissage, a benefit for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

According to organizers, “Proceeds from Vernissage raise significant funds in support of the mission of the MCA’s education department, whose programs offer compelling opportunities to explore, challenge, discuss, and reflect on the MCA’s holdings and the larger world of contemporary art and culture.”



Learn more about the program, exhibitors and pricing on the EXPO CHGO website here. Even if you can’t make it it Chicago, there’s plenty to see and engage in online. You can follow the conversation on Twitter on on the hashtag #expochicago.