VOLTA Art Fair
May 17th, 2023 – May 21st, 2023
125 W 18th St.
New York, NY 10011
VOLTA Art Fair will return to New York City’s Metropolitan Pavilion from Wednesday, May 17 to Sunday, May 21. Featuring presentations from over 50 galleries, VOLTA is dedicated to creating an environment for collectors to discover the art of now, connect with galleries, and grow their collection. VOLTA supports galleries with an international breadth to present ambitious presentations of up-and-coming and established artists, whose work reflects global changes and calls on viewers to discover new perspectives.
This year’s VOLTA New York edition presents forward-thinking curations that hold a unique and international artistic dialogue. Exhibitors hail from over 18 countries, with representation from cities including Beirut, Dublin, Istanbul, London, Mexico City, New York, and Zurich, among others. The fair brings together galleries both within and well beyond the traditionally defined art market capitals.
Fourteen galleries will exhibit solo presentations at the fair. Focused spotlights will allow VOLTA’s audience to discover the broader scope of an artist’s body of work, connect with dealers who have a focused dialogue, and collect in a considered space. Prevalent artwork themes include the re-contextualization of sculpture along with presentations at the intersection of science, nature, and art.
The fair also offers highlights of exhibitors from over 18 countries. They contribute to a broad collection showcasing unique pieces in international political contexts, including works by Ukrainian-American artist Ola Rondiak, Venezuelan artist Starsky Brines, and Japanese artist Motohide Takami.
Exhibitors new to VOLTA New York this year include Tufenkian Fine Arts of Glendale, CA, Latvia’s CUT Art, and South Korea’s Gallery Bhak. Meanwhile, returning exhibitors like Galerie Thomas Fuchs, Ethan Cohen Gallery, Charlie Smith London, and others will make contributions to the prestigious selection of works.
VOLTA will open for private viewing on May 17th from 7 to 9 pm for guests of honor and VIPs. On May 18th, a cocktail reception from 7 to 9 pm will offer guests the opportunity to explore the fair amidst music and beverages in support of the fair’s official 2023 non-profit partner, Fashion Fights Cancer. Programmed events will conclude on Friday, May 19th with an evening reception that welcoming young art collectors and VIPs with complimentary drinks by New Belgium Beer.
Following the fair’s New York edition, VOLTA Basel will debut at a new location at Klybeck 610, Gärtnerstrasse 2 from June 12–18, 2023. VOLTA first debuted in Basel in 2005 as a collaboration between dealers and friends. The fair quickly grew into a platform supporting ambitious international galleries’ participation in the art market’s major cities. Throughout its life, VOLTA has responded to the external markets and ambition of its galleries, presenting forward-thinking curations that hold a truly unique and international artistic dialogue for collectors to discover.