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VOLTA11 Basel

June 1520, 2015


Basel's renowned art fair for new and emerging art.

Markthalle, Basel, Switzerland





VOLTA is Basel's renowned platform for presenting the vision of contemporary art galleries of global prestige whose artists represent new and relevant positions for curators and collectors alike.

Conceived to bridge a gap between Basel's pre-existing fairs, VOLTA showcases galleries whether young or mature that choose to work with the most exciting emerging artists. These galleries must keep deeply meaningful connections with their artists and follow them throughout their careers. In turn, select galleries exhibit in the airy rotunda surroundings of Basel's Markthalle, elevating their own platforms for an experience mutually beneficial to fair visitors and the galleries alike.


Encouraged by the response of collectors and curators during the last editions solo presentations and carefully considered booths, a much stronger emphasis for VOLTA will be placed on single artist presentations or on booth concepts that bring the work of two artists into dialogue with one another, thus giving emphasis to artists by allowing for a greater understanding of different individual practices.



VOLTA was co-founded by three dealers, Kavi Gupta, Friedrich Loock and Uli Voges, and art critic Amanda Coulson in 2005.





The most impressive art fair on the planet.

TEZUKAYAMA GALLERY, Osaka (second-time exhibitor)



It was a great fair run by a great team and we look forward to the next opportunity to work together.
Beers Contemporary, London (first-time exhibitor)



It is a real pleasure to participate in an art fair that A: attracts major international collectors; B: maintains quality control over exhibitors; C: does so professionally and amicably. The VOLTA crew care about what happens and they know how to get the job done and get it done well.
 CHARLIE SMITH london, London (second-time exhibitor)



We can't thank you enough for your professional and gloriously stunning fair!
It is always a pleasure to work with you. Our thanks for the way you handle every single small and large detail and for your personal touch.

Brundyn+Gonsalves, Cape Town (third-time exhibitor)



We had a great experience at VOLTA this year with all of our sales going to new people and we have lots of new contacts to follow up. Thank you to you and all the VOLTA team.
 The International 3, Manchester (third-time exhibitor)