70 Dealers Sign on for ‘Lucky’ VOLTA 13 in Basel

A dozen galleries will be showing for the first time.

VOLTA. Courtesy of VOLTA.

The exhibitor list is out for VOLTA 13, the long-running satellite fair for Art Basel in Basel, founded in 2005. Participating in 2017 are 70 galleries from 43 cities across four continents. The fair will feature the work of artists from over 50 nations.

Over half of participating galleries will show solo projects and dual artist booths, always a strong focus for the fair. New to the fair this year are an even dozen exhibitors, including LMAKgallery in New York, Milan’s Galleria Bianconi, and Roger Katwijk of Amsterdam.

“We really love the Basel art fair, and we wanted to take part in it,” said Valentina Peri, director of first-time exhibitor Galerie Charlot of Paris, to artnet News, praising VOLTA as one of the best satellite fairs. “It gives space to mid-career galleries and we thought it was a better place for us.”

VOLTA. Courtesy of VOLTA.

VOLTA. Courtesy of VOLTA.

Besides the newcomers, there is considerable turnover, as over 30 galleries who made the trip to Basel in 2016 will not be returning.

“We’re taking a break from all of the crazy travel that really disrupts our work flow,” Matthew Weldon Showman, gallery director and partner of New Orleans’s Jonathan Ferrara Gallery told artnet News of the gallery’s decision to sit this one out. “We’ve been doing so many fairs and have not found them to be as successful as we’d hoped.”

Speaking of traveling, it’s a big year for the European art circuit, as Basel and VOLTA will coincide with what’s being called the “Grand Tour”: the 57th Venice Biennale; documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel, Germany; and the fifth edition of Germany’s Skulptur Projekte Munster.

The VOLTA fair takes place in Basel's magnificent domed Markthalle. Courtesy Nicholas Winter Photography.

The VOLTA fair takes place in Basel’s magnificent domed Markthalle.
Courtesy Nicholas Winter Photography.

VOLTA co-founders, huband-and-wife team Amanda Coulson and Ulrich Voges, were both born on the 13th, and are very optimistic about what they’ve dubbed VOLTA’s “Lucky 13” edition.

In a statement, Coulson, the fair’s artistic director, said that she is “really excited to see the incarnation of all the proposals we received. The range is really extraordinary—from Biennale participating artists to new faces—so my feeling is the fair will be both quite energizing and educational—even a bit challenging, just like most teenagers!”

ADN Galería (Barcelona)
AKINCI (Amsterdam)
Martin Asbæk Gallery (Copenhagen)
ATM (Asturias)
Galería Ángeles Baños (Badajoz)
beta pictoris / Maus Contemporary (Birmingham, AL)
Galleria Bianconi (Milan)
Rutger Brandt Gallery (Amsterdam)
C&K Galerie (Berlin)
Galerie Charlot (Paris)
Coates & Scarry (London)
Ethan Cohen Gallery (New York)
COHJU contemporary art (Kyoto)
CONRADS (Düsseldorf)
Davidson Gallery (New York)
dc3 Art Projects (Edmonton)
Galerie Dukan (Paris/Leipzig)
the flat – massimo carasi (Milan)
Freight+Volume (New York)
frosch&portmann (New York)
Galerie Thomas Fuchs (Stuttgart)
Galleria Doris Ghetta (Ortisei)
Green On Red Gallery (Dublin)
Galeria Enrique Guerrero (Mexico City)
Patrick Heide Contemporary Art (London)
HilgerBrotkunsthalle (Vienna)
Kristin Hjellegjerde (London)
Gabinete de Arte k2o (Brasilia)
Roger Katwijk (Amsterdam)
Kleindienst (Leipzig)
Knight Webb Gallery (London)
Richard Koh Fine Art (Kuala Lumpur)
Galerie Kornfeld (Berlin)
Krupic Kersting || KUK (Cologne)
Martin Kudlek (Cologne)
George Lawson Gallery (San Francisco)
Litvak Contemporary (Tel Aviv)
LMAKgallery (New York)
Magic Beans (Berlin)
Massimodeluca (Venice)
GALLERY MoMo (Tokyo)
Montoro 12 Contemporary Art (Rome) x Sapar Contemporary (New York)
New Art Projects (London)
Nunu Fine Art (Taipei)
Galerie Ora-Ora (Hong Kong)
P74 Gallery (Ljubljana)
Pablo’s Birthday (New York)
Anca Poterasu Gallery (Bucharest)
Galerie Ramakers (The Hague)
Galerie Richard (Paris/New York)
Robert Henry Contemporary (Brooklyn)
RoFa Projects (Potomac)
Tyler Rollins Fine Art (New York)
SODA gallery (Bratislava)
Galerie Heike Strelow (Frankfurt am Main)
Galerie T&L (Paris)
Ten Haaf Projects (Amsterdam)
V1 Gallery (Copenhagen)
YOD Gallery (Osaka)
ZieherSmith (New York)
Zilberman Gallery (Istanbul/Berlin)

SOLO PROJECTS (from the above exhibitor list) 
Leonardo Silaghi / Galleria Doris Ghetta (Ortisei, IT)
Cheryl Pope / Galleria Bianconi (Milan)
Sopheap Pich / Tyler Rollins Fine Art (New York)
Geoff McFetridge / V1 Gallery (Copenhagen)
Agostino Bergamaschi / massimodeluca (Venice)
Morgan O’Hara / Nunu Fine Art (Taipei)
Gamaliel Rodriguez / ATM (Asturias)
Ted Larsen / PRIVATEVIEW (Torino)
Peng Wei / Galerie Ora-Ora (Hong Kong)
James Rielly / New Art Projects (London)
Pancho Westendarp / Robert Henry Contemporary (Brooklyn)
Niek Hendrix / Roger Katwijk (Amsterdam)
Jochen Hein / Galerie Thomas Fuchs (Stuttgart)
Tomoyasu Murata / Gallery MoMo (Tokyo)
Dana Dal Bo / dc3 Art Projects (Edmonton)
Said Baalbaki / C&K Galerie (Berlin)
Robert Hodge / Freight + Volume (New York)
Plonca Lovsin / P74 Gallery (Ljubljana)
Irena Eden & Stijn Lernout / KUK (Cologne)

DUAL ARTIST “DIALOGUES” (from the above exhibitor list) 
Carlos Aires + Eugenio Merino / ADN (Barcelona)
Kosei Komatsu + Michael Whittle / Cohju (Kyoto)
Antoine Schmitt + Flavien Théry / Galerie Charlot (Paris)
Rémi Dal Negro + Cyril Zarcone / Galerie Eric Mouchet (Paris)
Giuseppe Gonella + Seungmo Park / Magic Beans (Berlin)
Alan Butler + Damien Flood / Green On Red (Dublin)
Des Hughes + Paul McDevitt / Martin Asbaek Gallery (Copenhagen)
Assunta Abdel Azim Mohamed + Anastasia Khoroshilova / Hilger (Vienna)
Hubertus Hamm + Franziszka Klotz / Kornfeld (Berlin)
François Malgrëy + Tindar / Galerie T&L (Paris)
Tilo Baumgärtel + Annika Kleist / Kleindienst (Leipzig)
Shinji Ohmaki + Todo / Art Front Gallery (Tokyo)
Sven Drühl + mounir fatmi / Conrads (Düsseldorf)
Susan Mikula + Michael Voss / George Lawson Gallery (San Francisco)
Guy C. Corriero + Dennis Dawson / frosch&portmann (New York)
Luka Kuriashvili + Sebastian Weggler / Ten Haaf Projects (Amsterdam)
Willy De Sauter + Michael Johansson / Ramakers (The Hague)
Jane Benson + Popel Coumou / LMAK (New York)
Scott Anderson + William Bradley / Richard (Paris/New York)
Penny Byrne + Lisa Wright / Coates & Scarry (London)
Elad Kopler + Amir Tomashov / Litvak (Tel Aviv)

VOLTA 13 will be on view at Markthalle, Viaduktstrasse 10, CH-4051 Basel, June 12–17, 2017.

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