VOLTA Art Fair fosters galleries in staging ambitious solo and group presentations, refining the experience to its essential elements: the artists and their work. This focus on compelling visual statements by up-and-coming and established artists cultivates a vibrant and approachable environment of discovery for the engaged collector.
VOLTA debuted in Basel in 2005 as an art fair collaboration between dealers and friends. The aim was to secure a platform for international galleries beyond young art fair Liste and market heavyweight Art Basel. VOLTA’s New York fair followed in 2008, offering a solo and boutique alternative to the crowded trade show tradition of Armory Week in March. Concerns and aspirations of the exhibiting galleries have been of the utmost importance since VOLTA’s inception, resulting in eclectic and dynamic solo presentations and multiple artists in curated conversations.
In autumn 2019, Ramsay Fairs acquired VOLTA, sparking fresh ideas toward future editions. Under the new leadership of Kamiar Maleki, VOLTA returned to New York in March 2020 closer to its origins as an immersive experience that invites discovery, welcoming 53 international galleries to the intimate Metropolitan West.
With editions in New York, Basel, and Miami, VOLTA builds the foundation and platform for younger galleries to participate in the art markets’ major cities.
INDUSTRY SECTOR: Arts, Antiques (industry 46)
MAIN PRODUCT GROUP: Contemporary Art
ACCESS: General public