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VOLTA NY

March 5–8, 2015

 

An invitational solo project fair for contemporary art.

 

 

With mutual acknowledged VIP access and shared shuttles with The Armory Show

 

 

ABOUT //

 

VOLTA NY is an invitational show of emerging solo artists’ projects and the American incarnation of the successful young fair founded in Basel in 2005. VOLTA NY was conceived in 2008 by Artistic Director Amanda Coulson as a tightly-focused, boutique event that is a place for discovery, a showcase for relevant art contemporary positions regardless of the artist's or gallery’s age.

 

 

By refocusing the fair-going experience to solo-artist projects, VOLTA's New York edition promotes a deep exploration of the work of its invited participants and offers the opportunity for new discoveries. VOLTA showcases galleries — whether young or mature — that choose to work with the most exciting emerging artists. These galleries must maintain deeply meaningful connections with their artists and follow them throughout their careers. In turn, select galleries exhibit in the airy loft surroundings of VOLTA NY's SoHo venue, elevating their respective platforms for an experience mutually beneficial to fair visitors and the galleries alike.

 

 

VOLTA NY is a platform for challenging, often complimentary – and sometimes competing – ideas about contemporary art. The strict solo format gives the New York fair its unique character, which curators and collectors often compare favorably to experiencing a series of intense studio visits.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was another successful VOLTA, so congrats on that success and the great numbers that turned out! Everyone, and I mean numerous collectors and curators, emphatically stated that VOLTA was the best fair in New York. Another testament to your vision and execution and I am proud to be a (happy) member of the VOLTA family!

 

– Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans (returning exhibitor)

 


Thank you very much for including us in another amazing year at VOLTA NY! We appreciate your attention to detail and all your hard work! It makes our work so much easier!

 

robert henry contemporary, Brooklyn (second-time exhibitor)

 

 

Thank you so much a wonderful first experience at VOLTA. We had a fantastic fair, met lots of people and had wonderful neighbors. Everyone at VOLTA was so great and easy to work with.

 

RYAN LEE, New York (first-time exhibitor)

 



I just wanted to connect... and send you and the entire VOLTA team a very big and sincere thanks for all your great hospitality last week. The fair was exceptionally beautiful... the strongest yet... and organized like clock work. We heard nothing but good things from everyone who came to visit us.  And the quality of visitors and collectors was extremely smart. We ended the fair on a real high note with several sales of large works. Amen to that.

 

PATRICK MIKHAIL GALLERY, Ottawa (returning exhibitor)

 

 

VOLTA NY 2014 was my first New York fair and I am exceedingly happy to say so. I am partial to the solo presentation format, but must add that the vibe is great, the location is excellent and it is extremely well-run. Plus, as a bonus, a number of my favorite dealer friends do VOLTA which is a nice thing.

 

David Shelton Gallery, Houston (first-time exhibitor)

 

 

Congratulation to the VOLTA organizers and the curator for a great show this year. Of all the fairs, VOLTA was the most memorable experience for me.

 

– Collector

 

 

Just to add my voice to the chorus of well-wishers: I loved this year’s VOLTA. It was the best fair this year and also the best VOLTA so far. I’m looking forward to next year’s fair!

 

– Collector