Next month in the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago, James Rondeau, 45, will unveil the result of five years of research: a survey of sculptor Charles Ray’s work from 1997 to present. It will be the first time the second floor of the Renzo Piano–designed building houses a special exhibition, and it’s an exciting prospect for the seasoned curator. “Trying to understand how to deploy things in three-dimensional space is the most enjoyable part of what I do,” he says. This passion for installation is evident in the two-bedroom Edgewater condo he shares with his partner, Igor DaCosta. Here, art objects and vintage furniture coexist in a carefully calculated manner. These are some of his favorite items.