2017 program curators announced


January 18, 2017

September 13–17, 2017

Application deadline: February 16, 2017

Navy Pier
600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611


EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, is pleased to announce leading international curators selected for the IN/SITU and EXPO VIDEO programs, in addition to appointing inaugural curator for the EXPOSURE section, representing institutions from New York and Paris, Los Angeles, and Dallas. Showcasing large-scale installations and site-specific works throughout the vast vaulted architecture of Festival Hall at Navy Pier, IN/SITU will be curated by the Centre Pompidou Foundation Curator of American Art and the Centre Pompidou Curator-at-Large Florence Derieux. EXPO VIDEO, a dynamic curated screening program for film, video, and new media works, will be selected by Adjunct Curator at the Hammer Museum Ali Subotnick. Presented on the main floor of the exposition, the program will be installed within large-format screening rooms, as well as several viewing stations designed by Studio Gang Architects. The EXPOSURE section—dedicated to emerging programs of solo and two-artist presentations represented by galleries eight years and younger—will be curated by Director of Exhibitions and Senior Curator at Dallas Contemporary Justine Ludwig. EXPOSURE will be presented alongside 2017 Exhibitors as a core program of the exposition.

In addition to the on-site Program Curators, EXPO CHICAGO has partnered with the Palais de Tokyo and the Institut français to present the first US-based iteration of the “Hors Les Murs” exhibition program, curated by Katell Jaffrès, to open as an official satellite to the exposition September 12–October 29, 2017 running concurrently alongside the Chicago Architecture Biennial.

Comprised of a diverse group of leading gallerists, EXPO CHICAGO 2017 exhibitors will be chosen by the Selection Committee: Stefania Bortolami, Bortolami, New York; John Corbett, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago; Chris D’Amelio, David Zwirner, New York, London; Rhona Hoffman, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago; David Nolan, David Nolan Gallery, New York; Jessica Silverman, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco; and Susanne Vielmetter, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles. (Selection Committee members to date)

The extended five-day schedule of the sixth edition of EXPO CHICAGO, September 13 through 17, 2017 at Navy Pier, will align with the Chicago Architecture Biennial (September 16 through December 31, 2017).

September in Chicago. Be here.

For more information about the 2017 program curators, click here. EXPO CHICAGO 2017 applications are available here.