Exclusive: Expo Chicago Reveals Exhibitors for Biggest Edition Yet

The fair has grown 40 percent since its debut.

Here’s an advance look at the exhibitor list for the fourth edition of the Expo Chicago art fair, which features 141 galleries from 15 countries.

Among first-time exhibitors this year are Alison Jacques Gallery (London), Kayne Griffin Corcoran (Los Angeles), Pearl Lam Galleries (Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore), and Travesía Cuatro (Madrid, Guadalajara). Pace Gallery (New York, Menlo Park, London, Beijing and Hong Kong) is returning for the first time since 2012.

The fair, which takes place September 17–20 at the Navy Pier, has grown steadily since its 2012 debut, which drew 100 galleries. The following year saw 120, and the 2014 edition featured just over 130 exhibitors. Tony Karman, the fair’s founder, says that attendance has similarly risen, with 32,500 attending in 2014, up about 8 percent from 30,000 the previous year.

Dealers told artnet News that sales were strong at the 2014 edition (see Dealers Upbeat About Expo Chicago Sales), which drew on star power, with the FLAG Art Foundation tapping basketball star Shaquille O’Neal to organize its booth (see Expo Chicago’s Third Edition Boasts Show Curated by Shaq).

The price range for a display at Expo this year is from $23,000 for a 400-square-foot booth to $40,000 for 800 square feet. That’s a relative bargain compared to events like Frieze London, where dealers pay nearly $80,000 for the largest booths, and Art Basel in Miami Beach, where prices can top $100,000.

Louis Grachos, the director of the Contemporary Austin, will organize a section devoted to large-scale installations and site-specific works. A program of talks and conversations includes jet-setting curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, Studio Museum in Harlem director Thelma Golden, Los Angeles County Museum of Art curator Franklin Sirmans, and artist Daniel Buren. The Exposure section features galleries in business for less than seven years, and the Editions + Books section features seven print contributors, ranging from New York’s tiny Regina Rex gallery to Beijing’s Ullens Center for Contemporary Art.

Area museums will roll out exhibitions timed to the fair; the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA) opens a Rafael Ferrer show, while the Art Institute of Chicago unveils an exhibition devoted to architect David Adjaye, and the Renaissance Society celebrates its centennial.

Here’s the exhibitor list:

1301PE Los Angeles

Galería Alvaro Alcázar Madrid

Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe New York

Gallery Paule Anglim San Francisco

Base Gallery Tokyo

John Berggruen Gallery San Francisco

Peter Blake Gallery Laguna Beach

Marianne Boesky Gallery New York

Bortolami New York

Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi Berlin

BORZO Gallery Amsterdam

Brame & Lorenceau Paris

Rena Bransten Projects San Francisco

Browse & Darby London

Buchmann Galerie Berlin, Lugano

casati gallery Chicago

Cernuda Arte Coral Gables

Chambers Fine Art New York, Beijing

Connersmith. Washington, D.C.

Corbett vs. Dempsey Chicago

CRG Gallery New York

Alan Cristea Gallery London

Crown Point Press San Francisco

Stephen Daiter Gallery Chicago

Maxwell Davidson Gallery New York

Douglas Dawson Chicago

Massimo De Carlo Milan, London

Catherine Edelman Gallery Chicago

Flowers Gallery London, New York

Galerie Forsblom Helsinki

Forum Gallery New York

Honor Fraser Los Angeles

Freight + Volume New York

Taymour Grahne Gallery New York

Richard Gray Gallery Chicago, New York

Garth Greenan Gallery New York

Kavi Gupta Chicago

Hackett | Mill San Francisco

Hales Gallery London

Carl Hammer Gallery Chicago

Richard Heller Gallery Los Angeles

Galerie Ernst Hilger Vienna

Hill Gallery Birmingham

Nancy Hoffman Gallery New York

Rhona Hoffman Gallery Chicago

Hostler Burrows New York

Edwynn Houk Gallery New York, Zürich

Inman Gallery Houston

Alison Jacques Gallery London

Galerie Michael Janssen Berlin, Singapore

Kayne Griffin Corcoran Los Angeles

Robert Koch Gallery San Francisco

Koenig & Clinton New York

König Galerie Berlin

Alan Koppel Gallery Chicago

Greg Kucera Gallery Seattle

Pearl Lam Galleries Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore

Lisson Gallery London, Milan, New York

Diana Lowenstein Gallery Miami

MA2Gallery Tokyo

Matthew Marks Gallery New York, Los Angeles

Barbara Mathes Gallery New York

The Mayor Gallery London

McCormick Gallery Chicago

Anthony Meier Fine Arts San Francisco

moniquemeloche Chicago

Laurence Miller Gallery New York

Robert Miller Gallery New York

The Mission Chicago

Morgan Lehman Gallery New York

Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie Basel

Carolina Nitsch New York

David Nolan Gallery New York

Gallery Wendi Norris San Francisco

Richard Norton Gallery Chicago

Claire Oliver Gallery New York

P.P.O.W. New York

Pace Gallery New York, Menlo Park, London, Beijing, Hong Kong

Pace Prints New York

Gerald Peters Gallery New York, Santa Fe

R & Company New York

Andrew Rafacz Chicago

Ratio 3 San Francisco

Yancey Richardson Gallery New York

Roberts & Tilton Culver City


rosenfeld porcini London

Salon 94 New York

Galerie Thomas Schulte Berlin

Carrie Secrist Gallery Chicago

Marc Selwyn Fine Art Beverly Hills

Sicardi Gallery Houston

Jessica Silverman Gallery San Francisco

Louis Stern Fine Arts West Hollywood

Allan Stone Projects New York

Marc Straus New York

Hollis Taggart Galleries New York

Tandem Press Madison

Galerie Daniel Templon Paris, Brussels

Paul Thiebaud Gallery San Francisco

Cristin Tierney Gallery New York

Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects New York

Leon Tovar Gallery New York

Travesía Cuatro Madrid, Guadalajara

Steve Turner Los Angeles

Vincent Vallarino Fine Art New York

Various Small Fires Los Angeles

Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects Los Angeles

Volume Gallery Chicago

Von Lintel Gallery Los Angeles

Weinstein Gallery Minneapolis

Wentrup Berlin

Western Exhibitions Chicago

Zolla/Lieberman Gallery Chicago

Pavel Zoubok Gallery New York

Zürcher Gallery Paris, New York

David Zwirner London, New York



Eleven Rivington New York

Albertz Benda New York

Aspect/Ratio Chicago

Chapter NY New York

Luis de Jesus Los Angeles Los Angeles

Edel Assanti London

Evelyn Yard London

Greene Exhibitions Los Angeles

Halsey McKay Gallery East Hampton

Higher Pictures New York

Charlie James Gallery Los Angeles

Louis B James New York

Luce Gallery Torino

MIER Los Angeles

Nicodim Gallery Los Angeles

On Stellar Rays New York

Otto Zoo Milan

Papillion Art Los Angeles

David Petersen Gallery Minneapolis

Rawson Projects New York

Regards Chicago

Romer Young Gallery San Francisco

Silberkuppe Berlin

Rachel Uffner Gallery New York

Van Horn Dusseldorf

Kate Werble Gallery New York


Editions + Books

Document Chicago

Imperfect Articles Chicago

No Coast Chicago

only photography Berlin

Regina Rex New York

René Schmitt Druckgraphik Westoverledingen

Ullens Center for Contemporary Art Beijing

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