See VOLTA’s Exhibitor List for Its 10th Anniversary Edition

The fair celebrates its 10th anniversary.

VOLTA New York at Pier 90 in 2016. This year's edition has been cancelled. Photo: David Willems, courtesy VOLTA.
VOLTA New York at Pier 90 in 2016. This year's edition has been cancelled. Photo: David Willems, courtesy VOLTA.

Returning to New York’s Pier 90 for its 10th anniversary edition, the Armory Week satellite fair VOLTA has announced its participating exhibitors for this year’s edition.

Taking place from March 1-5, the fair will welcome 96 galleries, non-profits, and artist-run spaces from 40 nations. Focusing primarily on solo presentations, the fair attracts participants from cities ranging from New York to Tokyo. Participation is down only slightly from last year’s fair, which featured 100 exhibitors.

In a statement, fair director Amanda Coulson highlighted the solo booth format. “We credit our loyal and longtime exhibitors and our many distinguished collecting patrons for believing in this whole ‘solo project thing’ from the get-go,” she said. “We thank our 2017 exhibiting galleries and our tremendous ‘alumni’ from the past 10 years for trusting in this ‘artist-focused’ solo format and for making VOLTA NY an inspiring force for artistic discovery during Armory Arts Week and beyond.”

First-time exhibitors include high-profile spaces such as Brooklyn’s A.I.R. Gallery, the first all female artist-run non-profit in the United States. Some of the 37 other new participants include Samuel Freeman (Los Angeles), Joshua Liner Gallery (New York), as well as Cape Town’s Barnard Galley, and Hong Kong’s Galerie Ora-Ora.

“VOLTA for us is a great fair for a lot of reasons,” a spokeswoman for Joshua Liner Gallery told artnet News on the phone, “but one of the biggest reasons—and I think a lot of the other galleries would agree—it has the unique opportunity to showcase one artist, and it gives the artist a vision and a stronger voice, and it gives the opportunity to make a big project for one artist.”

As a demonstration of the fair’s strengths, 15 participants from VOLTA’s inaugural New York edition in 2008 returned—a group of galleries that includes Michael Janssen (Berlin), Pablo’s Birthday (New York), and New Art Projects from London.

Caroline Tilleard of the New York gallery Cuevas Tilleard is among the dealers deciding not to return to VOLTA in 2017 after participating in last year’s edition. She explained that internal changes in the gallery prompted her and partner Anna Maria Cuevas to forgo VOLTA this year. “For us the decision is purely based on all we have going on at the gallery,” Tilleard told artnet News in an email. “We are currently moving spaces in New York, plus starting an artist residency program in Lamu, Kenya.”

VOLTA was founded in Basel in 2005 by dealers Kavi Gupta of Chicago, Friedrich Loock of Berlin, and Ulrich Voges of Frankfurt. The fair will hold its 13th edition in June 2017, coinciding with Art Basel.

Here is the full list of exhibitors, with the artists they’ll be showing (new participants are indicated in bold):

532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel (New York) / José Angel Vincench

A.I.R. Gallery (Brooklyn) / Shannon Forrester

Angell Gallery (Toronto) / Adam Lee + Bradley Wood

** Danielle Arnaud (London) / Polly Gould

Project ArtBeat (Tbilisi) / Lado Pochkhua

ART FRONT GALLERY (Tokyo) / Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan

ARTCOURT Gallery (Osaka) / Yasuyoshi Botan

ARTLabAfrica (Nairobi) / Beatrice Wanjiku

Martin Asbæk Gallery (Copenhagen) / Sofie Bird Møller

Barnard Gallery (Cape Town) / Ryan Hewett

Beers London (London) / Andy Dixon

Galerie Simon Blais (Montréal) / Éliane Excoffier

Rutger Brandt Gallery (Amsterdam) / Jan de Vliegher + Carlos Sagrera

C24 Gallery (New York) / İrfan Önürmen

CES Gallery (Los Angeles) / Scott Anderson

CHARLIE SMITH LONDON (London) / Emma Bennett + Dominic Shepherd

The Chemistry Gallery (Prague) / Tomáš Nĕmec

Chimento Contemporary (Los Angeles) / Sandeep Mukherjee

Civilian Art Projects (Washington DC) / Jason Gubbiotti

Coates & Scarry (London) / Henry Hussey

Ethan Cohen Gallery (New York) / Alexander Kosolapov

COHJU contemporary art (Kyoto) / Mio Yamato

CONNERSMITH. (Washington DC) / Erik Thor Sandberg

DAVID&SCHWEITZER Contemporary (Brooklyn) / Ruth Hardinger

dc3 Art Projects (Edmonton) / Tammy Salzl

De Chiara Projects (Kingston NY/Berlin) / Ernest Jolicoeur

LUIS DE JESUS LOS ANGELES (Los Angeles) / Federico Solmi

Galerie Jan Dhaese (Ghent) / Max Razdow

Galerie Dix9 (Paris) / Nermanja Nikolić

Tamar Dresdner Art Projects (Tel Aviv) / Batia Shani

Galerie Dukan (Paris/Leipzig) / Rosa Maria Unda Souki

Galleri Fagerstedt (Stockholm) / Anneè Olofsson

JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY (New Orleans) / E2 – Kleinveld & Julien

Foley Gallery (New York) / Martin Klimas

Samuel Freeman (Los Angeles) / Danny Jauregui

Freight + Volume (New York) / Ezra Johnson + Michael Scoggins

frosch&portmann (New York) / Magnolia Laurie

Gabinete de Arte k2o (Brasilia) / GALENO

Galerie Thomas Fuchs (Stuttgart) / Rudy Cremonini

GE Galería (San Pedro Garza Garcia) / Generoso Villarreal

GALERIE LOUIS GENDRE (Paris) & MORI YU Gallery (Kyoto) / Sakae Ozawa

Green On Red Gallery (Dublin) / John Cronin

Muriel Guépin Gallery (New York) / Yongjae Kim + Joshua Smith

Gallery H.A.N. (Seoul) / Mija Choi + Ryung Kal

HilgerBROTKunsthalle (Vienna) / Ian Burns

Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery (London) / Sebastian Helling

Elizabeth Houston Gallery (New York) / Andy Mattern

Michael Janssen (Berlin) / Frédéric Bruly Bouabré + Ouattara Watts

Knight Webb Gallery (London) / Joseba Eskubi

GALLERY KOGURE (Tokyo/New York) / Hidenori Yamaguchi

Richard Koh Fine Art (Kuala Lumpur) / Haffendi Anuar

Galerie Kornfeld (Berlin) / Tamara Kvesitadze + Tina Schwarz

George Lawson Gallery (San Francisco) / Susan Mikula

Joshua Liner Gallery (New York) / Andrew Schoultz

Litvak Contemporary (Tel Aviv) / Itamar Freed

The Lodge Gallery (New York) / Levan Mindiashvili

LUMP (Raleigh) / George Jenne

Magic Beans (Berlin) / Abetz & Drescher

Ana Mas Projects (Barcelona/San Juan) / Quisqueya Henríquez

Meno parkas (Kaunas) / Jonas Gasiūnas

PATRICK MIKHAIL GALLERY (Montréal/Ottawa) / Natasha Mazurka

GALLERY MoMo (Tokyo) / Naomi Okubo

New Art Projects (London) / Robin Footitt

New Image Art (Los Angeles) / Alex Gardner

Nunu Fine Art (Taipei) / Rodney Dickson

OCP (Brooklyn) / Sandra Muss

Claire Oliver Gallery (New York) / Lauren Fensterstock

Galerie Ora-Ora (Hong Kong) / Yanzi Zhang

Pablo’s Birthday (New York) / Thorsten Brinkmann

Pan American Art Projects (Miami) / Ruben Millares + Carolina Sardi

Planthouse (New York) / Robert Olsen

PRIVATEVIEW (Turin) / Jesse Hickman + Bret Slater

robert henry contemporary (Brooklyn) / Liz Jaff

ROCKELMANN & (Berlin) / Kathleen Vance

RoFa Projects (Potomac) / Lester Rodriguez

Rubber Factory (New York) / Pacifico Silano

Samsøñ (Boston) / Carlos Jiménez Cahua

Sapar Contemporary (New York) / Faig Ahmed

SEASON (Seattle) / Anthony Palocci Jr.

Semjon Contemporary (Berlin) / Marc von der Hocht

Galería Senda (Barcelona) / Anthony Goicolea + Yago Hortal

Slag Gallery (Brooklyn) / Tirtzah Bassel + Dan Voinea

SODA Gallery (Bratislava) / Lucia Tallová

MARC STRAUS (New York) / Todd Murphy + Liliane Tomasko

taubert contemporary (Berlin) / Adrian Esparza

TEZUKAYAMA GALLERY (Osaka) / Yuuki Tsukiyama

Timebag (Medellín) / Juan Obando

VICTORI + MO (Brooklyn) / Langdon Graves

WHATIFTHEWORLD (Cape Town) / Mohau Modisakeng

Mark Wolfe Contemporary (San Francisco) / Antonio Adriano Puleo

X Contemporary (New York) / Rachel Rampleman

Y Gallery (New York) & Galería Isabel Aninat (Santiago) / Manuela Viera Gallo

Yellow Peril Gallery (Providence) / Toby Barnes

YOD Gallery (Osaka) / Takehito Fujii

Galerie Youn (Montréal) / Osheen Harruthoonyan + Scarlett Rouge

Zorzini Gallery (Bucharest) / Szilard Gaspar

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