VOLTA ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Amanda Coulson is a Bahamian/American art critic and curator based in Nassau on the island of New Providence, where she is currently the Director of The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas.
She studied for her Master’s Degree at the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU and after working in various galleries in New York, Paris and London, she started her critical career in Milan where she spent 2 years as English Language Editor of the international edition of tema celeste magazine. She has written for a variety of art journals, including Frieze, Frieze d/e, Modern Painters, Contemporary, Lápiz, Art Review and ARTnews.
In 2005, she was one of the co-founders of the VOLTA fair in Basel, Switzerland. Acting as Executive Director since 2007 she oversaw the growth and development of the fair, including conceiving the solo show idea for the inaugural edition of VOLTA New York in 2008.