2016 Curatorial Forum | EXPO CHICAGO

Curatorial Forum | EXPO CHICAGO
September 21–24, 2016

Graham Foundation
4 West Burton Place
Chicago, IL 60610

The EXPO CHICAGO 2016 Curatorial Forum provides leading curators a unique opportunity to meet and exchange, and exclusive access to EXPO CHICAGO. The Forum will allow the curators to discuss current and upcoming exhibitions with colleagues, dealers and attending artists, acting as a catalyst for future collaborative programming with EXPO CHICAGO.

In partnership with Sally Tallant, EXPO CHICAGO is organizing a Symposium as a key element of the 2016 Curatorial Forum programming, and the week’s concluding event.

Presented at the Graham Foundation in the historic Madlener House, the Symposium is a closed-door presentation and conversation featuring Sally Tallant, Director of Liverpool Biennial. It will focus on the importance and specificities of international art events in regional capitals, with Liverpool Biennial as a case study. Since 2012, Tallant has transformed Liverpool Biennial by expanding its organizational model to include and prioritize ongoing research, education and production, developing a creative community, and building the city as a place of artistic experimentation.

Sally Tallant is a Board Member of the International Biennial Association and a member of the London Regional Council for Arts Council England; and was formerly Head of Programmes at the Serpentine Gallery, London.


Stéphane Aquin, Hirshhorn Museum of Art
Natalie Bell, New Museum of Contemporary Art
Leonardo Bigazzi, Lo schermo dell’arte
Florence Derieux, Centre Pompidou Foundation
Leesa Fanning , Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Alison Ferris, Des Moines Art Center
Jennifer Gheith, SF MOMA
Toby Kamps, Menil Collection
Naima Keith, California African American Museum
Simon Kelly, St Louis Art Museum
Alex Klein, ICA Philadelphia
Sara Krajewski, Portland Art Museum
Dhyandra Lawson, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Justine Ludwig, Dallas Contemporary
Catharina Manchanda, Seattle Art Museum
Aram Moshayedi, Hammer Museum
Laura Mott, Cranbrook Art Museum
Monica Obniski, Milwaukee Art Museum
Rory Padeken, San Jose Museum of Art
Drew Sawyer, Columbus Museum of Art
Elisabeth Sherman, Whitney Museum
Brian Sholis, Cincinnati Art Museum
Belinda Tate, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
Susan Thompson, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Gilbert Vicario, Phoenix Art Museum

September 21, 2016 - September 24, 2016

Graham Foundation
4 West Burton Place
Chicago, IL 60610


Independent Curators International (ICI)

Independent Curators International (ICI) supports the work of curators to help create stronger art communities through experimentation, collaboration, and international engagement. Curators are arts community leaders and organizers who champion artistic practice; build essential infrastructures and institutions; and generate public engagement with art. Our collaborative programs connect curators across generations, and across social, political and cultural borders. They form an international framework for sharing knowledge and resources — promoting cultural exchange, access to art, and public awareness for the curator’s role.

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