Eun Hyung Kim, “Designing Egos,” 2010. Exhibition view at Gallery 400, Chicago. Photo: Tom Van Endye. Courtesy Gallery 400
A nonprofit arts exhibition space at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Gallery 400 was founded to support contemporary art, design, and architecture through exhibitions, lectures, publications, and programs that prioritize interpretative reflection and critical inquiry. Over its three-decade history, Gallery 400 has grown into a nationally recognized gallery presenting consistently acclaimed programs. Hallmarks of its exhibitions and programs, which to date have included more than 1,000 artists, are accessible scholarly frameworks and experimental models for multidisciplinary and culturally diverse exhibitions.
Gallery 400’s exhibitions regularly premiere new works by local and national artists. Over the years, the gallery has commissioned groundbreaking, large-scale projects and presented works not readily accessible in the Chicago area. From 2002 to 2008, it presented an annual exhibition series of commissioned works from local artists, “At the Edge: Innovative Art in Chicago.” Commissioning new work is now folded into the gallery’s regular exhibition program. Operating within a public educational institution, Gallery 400 is uniquely poised to offer innovative programming that serves a range of audiences across the urban fabric of Chicago and UIC’s community.