Volta Art Fair - Basel

Back by popular demand! We are excited to welcome back Volta Art Fair for 17th edition.

ASW Events Team

ASMALLWORLD Members and their Guests are invited to VOLTA Art Fair's 17th Basel edition, returning to ELYS in Basel, Directed by Kamiar Maleki. VOLTA fosters galleries in staging ambitious solo and group presentations.

Founded in 2005, VOLTA is a place for discovery. The fair creates an approachable environment for international and local galleries and collectors alike. Beyond young art fair Liste and market heavyweight Art Basel, VOLTA Basel cultivates in-depth connections, refining the experience to its essential elements: the artists and their work.


You and your fellow ASMALLWORLD Members' health and safety is our highest priority, and as such we will always adhere to local guidelines and regulations before reinstating in-person events in your country. Please refer to the Covid-19 Health & Safety Guidelines below to ensure that everyone makes a concerted effort to minimize the spread of the virus and to keep everyone safe. To enter the event, you will be asked to fill out a contact details form for contact tracing.

10 members and guests from 3 cities attended

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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.

HISTORY

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.

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