- West Side
- 835 W. Washington Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60607
- M-F 10-6; Sa 11-5
219 N. Elizabeth St. (60607)
W-F 11-6; Sa 11-5
Kavi Gupta Gallery was established in 2002 with a focus on presenting exhibitions of international emerging and mid-career artists in all media. Currently represented artists demonstrate a strong exhibition record with museum solo shows and biennales, with works having been placed in important institutional and public collections. Since its inception, the gallery program has been supplemented by site-specific installations, public works, academic panels, and curated projects at art fairs. The gallery’s curatorially-focused, project-based program has been the subject of enormous popular and critical response.
The gallery is continually recognized for ambitious and innovative programming and has won the award for Best Show Nationally from the International Association of Art Critics (AICA-USA) three times, first for "An Epitaph for Civil Rights and Other Domesticated Structures" by Theaster Gates in 2011, again for "Apparatus" by Roxy Paine in 2013, and most recently for "I was born to do great things" by Mickalene Thomas in 2015. Kavi Gupta comprises two main spaces including a new 8,000 sq. foot exhibition space in addition to its original gallery. After establishing itself as one of the preeminent galleries in Chicago, Kavi Gupta opened an outpost in Berlin’s Schöneberg district in 2008. To accommodate a growing program of original publications, Kavi Gupta expanded to include Kavi Gupta | EDITIONS in 2014, a new curated space focusing on art texts and monographs.
Gallery artists: Johanna Billing, McArthur Binion, Roger Brown, Patrick Chamberlain, Irena Haiduk, Glenn Kaino, James Krone, José Lerma, Curtis Mann, Manish Nai, Angel Otero, Roxy Paine, Scott Reeder, Clare Rojas, Claire Sherman, Jessica Stockholder, Tony Tasset, Mickalene Thomas
Participating in The Armory Show, New York, March 8-11, 2018
and Frieze New York, May 3-6, 2018
Past CGN News Coverage of the gallery:
To read about gallery artist McArthur Binion's inclusion in the 57th Venice Biennale click here.
To read CGN's 2014 profile of Gupta by Kevin Nance click here.
To read Franck Mercurio's article on Roger Brown at Kavi Gupta in 2016 click here.
Image: Glenn Kaino, Sign, Kavi Gupta, 2017