contact: Michael Hall, Director

Gallery Weekend Chicago was founded in 2011 by Gallerist Monique Meloche (along with fellow gallerists Scott Speh and Andrew Rafacz) to support the local gallery scene and the newly launched EXPO Chicago (art fair) in September and continued every year from 2011-2015.

In 2016, due in part to the success of EXPO and the full September calendar of events, Gallery Weekend Chicago moved it’s programming from September to November. Gallery Weekend Chicago introduced the EXPANDED exhibition project in March 2017. Presenting 25 solo positions organized by 25 GWC galleries featuring artists from Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Copenhagen and Berlin… EXPANDED is planned for September 2019 with a select group of local galleries.

In 2018 EXPANDED has initiated the <galleryinresidence program together with RAUMSTATION- a non-profit exhibition space in Vienna. In May 2019, <galleryinresidence will participate in the Antwerp Art Weekend with several international galleries from Chicago, Cologne, Mexico City and Vienna