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 annual spring exhibition project with plans for Fall 2018 already in the works. Currently, both GWC and EXPANDED are managed by the EXPANDED ARTS GROUP in conversation with GWC gallery members and partners.
In Jan 2018, GWC partnered with 16 other international ‘weekends’ to form a new platform to promote and to find new methods of cooperation and collaboration, additional info is available at www.galleryweekend.org
Opening in September 2018 is the EXPANDED GALLERY RESIDENCY at RAUMSTATION (a non-profit space) in Vienna.