Chicago Invitational Presented by NADA

Wednesday, Sep 18 – 21, 2019 2 – 7 pm

The first edition of the Chicago Invitational. The new contemporary art fair will take place at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel from Wednesday, September 18 through Saturday, September 21, 2019, coinciding with EXPO Chicago.

“Historically, Chicago has been a hotbed of artist-run galleries and alternative spaces,” said Heather Hubbs, NADA Executive Director and former Chicago-based art professional. “The city then and now embodies the experimental spirit of NADA, and we look forward to connecting our exhibitors with this audience.“

The fair will take place throughout three floors of the iconic Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, with a curated selection of galleries in the hotel’s historic Stagg Court and Tank spaces, and a takeover of 13 hotel rooms on the fourth floor. The landmark hotel is located across from Chicago cultural landmarks the Millennium Park and the Art Institute of Chicago.

The inaugural edition of the Chicago Invitational further exemplifies NADA’s expanded commitment to year-round programming and producing alternatives for galleries to exhibit artwork in a new setting. NADA recently held the New York Gallery Open, a new initiative designed to bring visitors and collectors to over 50 art spaces across New York City for public tours, talks, and performances, and NADA House, the organization’s second off-site exhibition on Governors Island, which will be on view from May through August 2019.


VIP Preview by Invitation
Wednesday, September 18, 10am–2pm

Open to the Public
Wednesday, September 18, 2–7pm
Thursday, September 19, 11am–7pm
Friday, September 20, 11am–7pm
Saturday, September 21, 11am–7pm

Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
12 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603



Adams and Ollman – Portland
Altman Siegel – San Francisco
Helena Anrather – New York
Jack Barrett – New York
Nicelle Beauchene Gallery – New York
Callicoon Fine Arts – New York
Shane Campbell Gallery – Chicago
Carbon 12 – Dubai
careva – Riga
Copperfield – London
DOCUMENT – Chicago
Derek Eller Gallery – New York
Et al. – San Francisco
FIERMAN – New York
Geary – New York
Good Weather – North Little Rock
The Green Gallery – Milwaukee
HAIR + NAILS – Minneapolis
Jack Hanley Gallery – New York
M. LeBlanc – Chicago
Galerie Christian Lethert – Cologne
Martos Gallery – New York
Midway Contemporary Art – Minneapolis
Morán Morán – Los Angeles
Night Gallery – Los Angeles
ONE AND J. Gallery – Seoul
PACT – Paris
Parisian Laundry – Montréal
PATRON – Chicago
Proyectos Ultravioleta – Guatemala City
Ratio 3 – San Francisco
Regards – Chicago
Reyes | Finn – Detroit
Soft Opening – London
Stems Gallery – Brussels
Rachel Uffner Gallery – New York
Volume Gallery – Chicago