O’Hare International Airport Terminal 5 Expansion Project

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As part of the O’Hare International Airport Terminal 5 Expansion Project, the City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) are commissioning the largest single acquisition of works by Chicago artists by the City in the last 30 years.

This $3.5 million project presents a unique opportunity to invest in Chicago artists and creative professionals while providing international visitors a dynamic and welcoming first impression of our city.

Nineteen commissions featuring more than 20 artists are planned across three critical sites:

International Arrivals Corridor: An exhibition, Del Otro Lado / The Other Side featuring 17 commissions, curated by Behar X Schachman.

Baggage Claim: Immigrant Owned by Jonathan Michael Castillo

Passenger Level Concourse: a murmuration by jina valentine


The Commissioned Artists

  • Nelly Agassi
  • Jonathan Michael Castillo
  • Assaf Evron
  • Krista Franklin
  • Wills Glasspiegel with P-Top De La Cruz, Winfield Wounded Eye and the ERA Footwork Crew
  • Jenny Kendler
  • Mayumi Lake
  • Yvette Mayorga
  • Cecil McDonald Jr.
  • Faheem Majeed
  • Huong Ngo and Hong-An Truong
  • Chris Pappan
  • Cheryl Pope
  • Edra Soto
  • Leonard Suryajaya
  • Maryam Taghavi
  • Selina Trepp
  • Jina Valentine
  • Bernard Williams

Art pieces will be completed and unveiled over the course of the year.

View the entire O’Hare International Airport Public Art collection at flychicago.com/ArtORD.