2018 program curators announced


January 22, 2018

600 East Grand Avenue
Navy Pier
60611 Chicago, IL


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EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, is pleased to announce the selected curators for the IN/SITU, EXPO VIDEO and EXPOSURE programs, as part of the 2018 edition September 27–30, at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall.


Program Curator: Pablo León de la Barra
, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Installed within the expansive, vaulted architecture of Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, IN/SITU features large-scale, suspended sculptures and site-specific works. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Curator at large, Latin America Pablo León de la Barra, will curate a selection of works featuring artists from leading international exhibitors participating in the 2018 exposition.

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Program Curator: Anna Gritz
, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin

EXPO VIDEO features a dynamic, curated screening program for film, video and new media works by artists represented by 2018 exhibitors. Curated by KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin Curator Anna Gritz, the program will be presented within large-format screening rooms on the main floor of the exposition.

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Curator: Justine Ludwig
, Dallas Contemporary

The EXPOSURE section, installed on the main floor of the exposition, features solo and two-artist presentations represented by galleries eight years and younger. Focusing on a curated selection of emerging artists, with the advisement of the Selection Committee, Deputy Director/Chief Curator at Dallas Contemporary Justine Ludwig returns to curate the EXPOSURE section for the second year.

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2018 Alignment

The seventh edition of EXPO CHICAGO will align with Art Design Chicago, and together with the Chicago Humanities Festival, Navy Pier and the Terra Foundation for American Art, will present the first-ever Hans Ulrich Obrist Marathon in the United States on Saturday, September 29. Obrist’s marathons are part of his life-long Interview Project, for which he has logged thousands of hours in discussion with some of the leading thinkers of our time. These conversations examine notions of art and creativity, painting a verbal portrait of our ever-changing cultural moment. Obrist hosted his first interview marathon in 2005, and the format has become a central part of his practice ever since.

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2018 Selection Committee

These core programs will be presented alongside the seventh edition of EXPO CHICAGO, featuring more than 135 of the world’s leading galleries chosen by a distinguished Selection Committee comprised of top international gallerists, including Stefania Bortolami, Bortolami, New York; John Corbett and Jim Dempsey, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago; Chris D’Amelio, David Zwirner, New York, London, Hong Kong; Kavi Gupta, Kavi Gupta, Chicago; Rhona Hoffman, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago; David Nolan, David Nolan Gallery, New York; Javier Peres and Nick Koenigsknecht, Peres Projects, Berlin; Jessica Silverman, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco; and Susanne Vielmetter, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles.

2018 exhibitor applications are available here.
Exhibitor application deadline: February 15