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VOLTA New York - 100 Galleries and Art Spaces from 50 Cities and Artists from 43 Countries

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February 7, 2016

Art collectors, dealers and art lovers are preparing for the new edition of the VOLTA New York art fair – one of the most exciting art events in the city. What makes this art fair so special? It’s the premiere art fair for emerging international art within primarily solo projects. So, galleries and other exhibitors will present one single project, while artists, through solo projects, will bring about a deeper exploration of the work. VOLTA New York 2016 will open immediately following previews the same day at adjacent affiliate fair The Armory Show. In its most diverse edition yet since its 2008 founding stateside, VOLTA NY welcomes 100 galleries, not-for-profits, and artist-run spaces from 50 cities across four continents, together presenting a dynamic survey of innovative contemporary talent by artists from 43 nations.

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Mohammad Al Ghamdi (presented by Hafez Gallery, Jeddah). Untitled, 2014, mixed-media on wood, 100 x 150 cm

VOLTA New York Exhibitors

The list of exhibitors at the VOLTA NYC is truly impressive. Two-thirds of featured galleries have exhibited in prior VOLTA editions in New York and Basel, with the addition of new participants from Fort-de-France, Reykjavik, Bucharest, Jeddah, Dallas, Harare, Dundee, Taipei, and elsewhere promoting VOLTA’s international reach and mission as a truly globally conscious art fair. Let us just mention a couple of exhibitors: Gordon Gallery Tel Aviv, presenting the work by Amir H. Fallah, Galerie Dukan Paris/Leipzig, presenting the work by Karine Rougier, Ethan Cohen, New York, with the works by Aboudia/ Gonçalo Mabunda, and many more.

14°N 61°W espace d'art contemporain, Fort-de-FranceRonald Cyrille
American Medium, BrooklynBrenna Murphy
Galerie Mikael Andersen, CopenhagenTom Anholt / Günther Förg
Danielle Arnaud, LondonOona Grimes
ARTCOURT Gallery, OsakaTomoko Takagi
ARTLabAfrica, NairobiPaul Onditi
Martin Asbæk Gallery, CopenhagenMaria Rubinke
ASPN, LeipzigJochen Plogsties
Beers, LondonSøren Sejr
beta pictoris / Maus Contemporary, Birmingham, ALManuel Caeiro / Leslie Smith III
Galerie Andreas Binder, MunichYigal Ozeri
Galerie Simon Blais, MontrealJessica Peters
Rutger Brandt Gallery, AmsterdamNatalia Ossef
carriage trade, BrooklynSimon Linke
CES Gallery, Los AngelesDoty Glasco
CHARLIE SMITH, LondonFlorian Heinke / Gavin Nolan
Clocktower Productions, New York
COBURN PROJECTS, New YorkJason Dussault
Ethan Cohen, New YorkAboudia / Armand Boua / Gonçalo Mabunda
CONNERSMITH., Washington, DCJustine Otto
Ed Cross Fine Art, LondonMário Macilau
Cuevas Tilleard, New YorkSebastian Vallejo
LUIS DE JESUS, Los AngelesEdith Beaucage
Galerie Jan Dhaese, GhentEmerald Rose Whipple
Division Gallery, Montreal / TorontoAn Te Liu
Tamar Dresdner Art Projects / Litvak Contemporary, Tel AvivElad Kopler
Galerie Dukan, Paris / LeipzigKarine Rougier
Dundee Contemporary Arts, DundeeLucy Skaer
Espacio Valverde, MadridRobert Ferrer i Martorell
Galleri Fagerstedt, StockholmPer Kesselmar
Field Projects, New YorkRobin Kang
First Floor Gallery, HarareWycliffe Mundopa
Foley, New YorkJoseph Desler Costa
frosch&portmann, New YorkHooper Turner
Galerie Thomas Fuchs, StuttgartJochen Hein
Lucy García Gallery, Santo DomingoJorge Pineda
GE Galeria, San Pedro Garza GarciaMarina Vargas
Fred Giampietro Gallery, New HavenBecca Lowry
Marina Gisich Gallery, Saint PetersburgKerim Ragimov
Gordon Gallery, Tel AvivAmir H. Fallah
Muriel Guépin Gallery, New YorkKeun Young Park
Hafez Gallery, JeddahMohammed Al Ghamdi / Ibrahim El Dessouki
HAINES GALLERY, San FranciscoMaurizio Anzeri
HilgerBROTKUNSTHALLE, Vienna / Jersey CityCameron Platter
HIONAS GALLERY, New YorkJoan Waltemath
Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, LondonDawit Abebe
Gerhard Hofland, Amsterdam / LeipzigKoen Delaere
Hverfisgalleri, ReykjavikShoplifter
Jarmuschek+Partner, BerlinMajla Zeneli
JECZA GALLERY, TimisoaraGenti Korini
Kevin Kavanagh, DublinSinéad Ní Mhaonaigh
Kayrock Screenprinting, BrooklynKristen Schiele
Kleindienst, LeipzigJulius Hofmann
Knight Webb Gallery, LondonJuliane Hundertmark
GALLERY KOGURE, TokyoToshiya Masuda
Galerie Kornfeld, BerlinWilliam Bradley / Sonny Sanjay Vadgama
GEORGE LAWSON GALLERY, San FranciscoJustine Frischmann
The Lodge Gallery, New YorkPaul Brainard
LVL3, ChicagoCody Tumblin
Lyons Wier Gallery, New YorkAnthony Adcock
PATRICK MIKHAIL, MontrealAmy Schissel
MoCADA, BrooklynKameelah Janan Rasheed / Tschabalala Self
GALLERY MoMo, TokyoTomoyasu Murata
Morgan Lehman Gallery, New YorkBrittany Nelson
New Art Projects, LondonLaura Bruce
Nunu Fine Art, TaipeiChe-Yu Hsu
Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Montreal / TorontoKent Monkman
Pablo's Birthday, New YorkPius Fox
PAPILLION ART, Los AngelesDerek Fordjour
PATRON, ChicagoMyra Greene
Planthouse, New YorkPhilip Taaffe
Popopstudios International Center for the Visual Arts, NassauTessa Whitehead
Project: ARTspace, New YorkAaron Zulpo
Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Santo DomingoRaúl Recio / Scherezade García
robert henry contemporary, BrooklynJerry Walden
ROCKELMANN &, BerlinJeffrey Teuton
Samsøñ, BostonGabriel Martinez
SEASON, SeattleMike Simi
galeria senda, BarcelonaAnthony Goicolea
SHIN GALLERY, New YorkKeunmin Lee
Slag Gallery, BrooklynAdam Brent / Tim Kent
Mindy Solomon Gallery, MiamiLinda Lopez
MARC STRAUS, New YorkChris Jones / Paul Pretzer
Galerie Heike Strelow, Frankfurt am MainIl-Jin Atem Choi
Studio10, BrooklynElana Herzog / Meg Hitchcock
STUX Gallery, New YorkAaron Johnson
Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, New YorkJoe Brittain
Ten Haaf Projects, AmsterdamInna Levinson
Tezukayama Gallery, OsakaKazuma Koike
Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New YorkChason Matthams
Galerie Trois Points, MontrealMilutin Gubash
VICTORI + MO, BrooklynBrian Willmont
Wei-Ling Gallery, Kuala LumpurIvan Lam
widmertheodoridis, EschlikonNadine Wottke
Mark Wolfe Contemporary, San FranciscoPaul Mullins
WOLFSTÆDTER, Frankfurt am MainSelena Kimball
Y Gallery, New YorkMiguel Aguirre
Yellow Peril Gallery, Providence, RIRaquel Paiewonsky
YOD Gallery, OsakaAlfredo Esquillo Jr.
Zhulong Gallery, DallasMatthew Plummer-Fernandez
GALERI ZILBERMANN, IstanbulGuido Casaretto
ZORZINI GALLERY, BucharestDan Maciucă

Curated Section

VOLTA New York also announced the featured artists and programming within its debut Curated Section at the fair’s ninth edition. New York-based multidisciplinary artist Derrick Adams oversees this first project, assembling eight emerging and under-the-radar artists across diverse media under his thematic exhibition Something I Can Feel. The exhibiting artists in Something I Can Feel are: Ibrahim Ahmed, presented by Gallery Nosco, London; Leonardo Benzant and Kate Clark, both presented by Dexter Wimberly Projects, Brooklyn; Brandon Coley Cox, presented by Rush Arts Gallery, Brooklyn; Doreen Garner, presented by Cindy Rucker Gallery, New York; Hugh Hayden, presented by Postmasters Gallery, New York; Shaun Leonardo, presented by BRIC a n d Mighty Tanaka, Brooklyn; and Balint Zsako, presented by The Proposition, New York.

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Amir H. Fallah (presented by Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv). Reclining Muse; 2015, Acrylic, colored pencil and collage on paper mounted to canvas, 6 x 4 ft

Video Wall Programming and The VOLTA Salon

VOLTA NY debuts its Video Wall programming, a daily rotation of single-channel works screened on a 30-foot wall at front of the fair. Both works by artists featured in booth projects — including Archeton by Sonny Sanjay Vadgama (presented by Galerie Kornfeld, Berlin); and Microphone Test by Che-Yu Hsu (presented by Nunu Fine Art, Taipei), subject of a solo installation at Taipei Fine Arts Museum last fall – as well as other artists represented by exhibiting galleries, including Traveling Shots: NYC by Diane Nerwen (carriage trade, Brooklyn), which screened in the 8th Glasgow Short Film Festival; and 2nd Test Sculpture by Brussels and Barcelona-based Spanish duo Aggtelek (beta pictoris gallery, Birmingham, AL) – will comprise the video program, instilling a deeper dimension to the artists’ practices within a prime viewing environment. A series of public discussions and talks will be organized during the art fair, which will be curated by artnet. The organizers have invited industry professionals from all aspects of the art world engage the audience in a salon-style discussion program.

The Location of VOLTA New York Main Venue

Practical Information

VOLTA New York 2016 will open on March 2 and last until March 6, 2016. The main venue is Pier 90, West 50th Street at 12th Avenue in New York City (don’t forget that VOLTA12 returns to Markthalle in Basel and coincides with Basel Art Week from June 13 – 18, 2016). The VIP Preview is scheduled for Wednesday, March 2, 7-8pm. The general admission is $25. For more information about the exhibitors, tickers and location, please visit the official website of the art fair.

Featured Images: Mário Macilau (presented by Ed Cross Fine Art, London). Stairs of Shadows (from Growing in Darkness); 2015, Archival pigment on cotton rag paper, 31.5 x 47.2 in, (edition of 6 + AP); Tomoko Takagi (presented by ARTCOURT Gallery, Osaka). Beppu 23; 2015 detail., Oil on canvas, 162 x 194 cm. All Images courtesy of VOLTA NY.

Volta New York 2016 Catalogue