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. GWC also introduced the EXPANDED exhibition in March 2017- this is conceived as an semi-annual spring exhibition project with plans for 2019 already in the works. Currently, both GWC and EXPANDED are managed by the EXPANDED ARTS GROUP in conversation with GWC gallery members and partners.

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… EXPANDED2 is planned for September 2018 with a select group of local and international galleries.

In 2018-2019, EXPANDED has initiated the <galleryinresidence program together with RAUMSTATION- a non-profit exhibition space in Vienna. 

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