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Top international art fair EXPO CHICAGO returns to Navy Pier this spring | Choose Chicago

Now in its 11th year as a leading international art fair, EXPO CHICAGO returns to iconic Navy Pier with an exciting roster of exhibitors, programs, installations, speakers, and more. The event, which takes place April 11 – 14, 2024, will welcome more than 170 leading galleries representing 29 countries from around the world to Chicago.

EXPO CHICAGO celebrates contemporary and modern art with a diverse schedule of cultural programming and contemporary art installations. This year’s main event will take place in Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, with additional programs and events throughout Chicago during EXPO ART WEEK from April 8 – 14, 2024. 

EXPO CHICAGO exhibitors

This year’s exhibitors come to Chicago from more than 75 cities in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Cuba, Ethiopia. France, Germany, Iran, Ireland, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, and beyond.

Notable new exhibitors include Donald Ellis Gallery (New York, Vancouver), Les Enluminures (Chicago, New York, Paris), Thomas Gibson Fine Art (London), Hakgojae Gallery (Seoul), Jack Hanley Gallery (New York, East Hampton), Labor (Mexico City), Niru Ratnam (London), and Hannah Traore Gallery (New York).

The exhibitor showcase will include:

  • Galleries, showcasing leading international exhibitors presented alongside one of the highest quality platforms for global contemporary art and culture.
  • EXPOSURE, featuring solo and two-artist exhibitors from new and emerging galleries curated by Rosario Güiraldes, Curator of Visual Arts at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.
  • PROFILE, presenting solo booths and projects that showcase ambitious and thematic installations.

Visitors can explore print media and object-based practices in Editions + Books, which includes a cross-section of both established and emerging artists. And the Special Exhibitions section puts a spotlight on projects by non-profit museums and arts organizations, representing regional, national, and international groups.

Explore the full list of participating galleries for EXPO CHICAGO 2024.


Chicago is an internationally recognized art and design hub, home to some of the world’s leading art museums, a thriving gallery scene, and an array of iconic public art. EXPO ART WEEK highlights Chicago’s vast cultural contributions, drawing upon the city’s most prestigious arts institutions to offer programming, exhibits, performances, extended gallery hours, and more.

This year’s EXPO ART WEEK will run from April 8 – 14, 2024. Check back for more details.


Admiring art at EXPO CHICAGO
EXPO CHICAGO; photo by Kyle Flubacker

Each year, EXPO CHICAGO presents a full schedule of thought-provoking discussions, installations, and exciting activations. This year’s core programs and events include:

  • IN/SITU, with dynamic large-scale sculpture and site-specific works installed within Navy Pier’s Festival Hall. This year’s program is being curated by Amara Antilla, Independent Curator and Guest Curator at Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati.
  • IN/SITU Outside includes inventive outdoor sculptures and installations situated along the lakefront and throughout Chicago neighborhoods to celebrate the city’s long legacy of pioneering public art.
  •  /Dialogues, a series of provocative on-site conversations with leading curators, artists, and designers.
  • OVERRIDE | A Billboard Project, a public art initiative that uses digital billboards across the city to display contemporary works by emerging and established artists from Chicago and around the world.

Past participants in the core programs include artists, collectives, and industry leaders from across the world, including Chance the Rapper, Richard Bell, Julien Creuzet, Dimitris Daskalopoulos, Brendan Fernandes, For Freedoms, Aïda Muluneh, Esmaa Mohamoud, The Floating Museum, Ebony G. Patterson, Stephanie Syjuco, Hank Willis Thomas, and Hamza Walker.

EXPO will also present keynote speakers as part of its Directors Summit, a multi-day series of conversations on the future of museum leadership and institutional reinvention. This year’s keynote speaker is Louise Bernard, Founding Director of the Obama Presidential Center Museum. The Directors Summit will take place alongside the exposition’s 10 annual Curatorial Forum, the country’s leading meeting of curators.

Tickets for EXPO CHICAGO 2024 go on sale soon, check back for details.