Chicago Architecture Biennial

An exhibition of space

Thursday, September 18 to Sunday, January 5

Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602

Chicago buildings

As the largest exhibition of contemporary art, architecture, and design in North America, the Chicago Architecture Biennial returns for the third time this fall to present a global platform for groundbreaking architectural projects and spatial experiments that demonstrate how creativity and innovation can radically transform our lived experience. Entitled ...and other such stories, the 2019 exhibition will form a uniquely discursive and interactive exploration of the experience of architecture.

Biennial Artistic Director Yesomi Umolu along with Co-Curators Sepake Angiama and Paulo Tavares charged over 80 contributors—representing architects, artists, researchers, and social movements—to present projects that ask urgent questions about the implications of architecture as it relates to land, memory, rights, and civic participation.

The main exhibition will take place at the historic Chicago Cultural Center and extend into the city to include curated off-site locations with activations at the future home of the National Public Housing Museum, Anthony Overton Elementary School and the Jane Addams Hull House Museum.

See exhibitions, performances, films and talks and explore how architecture shapes our communities, cities, and environment. The Biennial, which is free and open to the public across all citywide locations, will return September 19, 2019 and run through January 5, 2020.

Should you wish to learn more about the Chicago Architecture Biennial, please visit their website.