VOLTA, Basel’s art fair for new international positions, debuted in 2005 as a collaboration between dealers and friends. The aim was to secure a platform for international galleries beyond young art stalwart Liste and market heavyweight Art Basel. With the curatorial mind of Artistic Director Amanda Coulson, eclectic and dynamic presentations with a strong focus on solo presentations find a stage as refined as at the main fair.

VOLTA will take place in Basel, June 10 – 15, 2019, coinciding with Art Basel, at Elsässerstrasse 215.

For the detailed VOLTA Prospectus (PDF), with an in-depth description of the fair and booth prices + sizes, please email our team at info@voltashow.com


VOLTA’s mission is to be a place for discovery. As such, we encourage the presentation of emerging artists from your gallery program. While we recognize the value of the Basel platform for all artists in your roster, VOLTA is focused primarily on presenting solo projects and two or three artists in dialogue. Therefore, a carefully considered booth concept is required. Please be as specific as possible in describing your presentation through images and text. Your booth presentation must correspond with your accepted proposal and initial artists in your application.

This application requires up to 10 lo-res .jpgs (at 72 DPI). Files over 1MB will not be able to upload, please re-size accordingly.


An application fee of $300 is required and due with the return of this application.

You will be notified of the status of your application after March 25, 2019.

This application becomes a contract upon acceptance and follows the standards set out in the Terms and Conditions of Participation.

The application contains 5 steps. On the 4th step, before the final payment, you will be able to review and edit all entries of the previous steps. If you need to step away from the application and return to it at another time, come back to this homepage and continue your existing application by signing in with your email address.



If you have any questions or need assistance troubleshooting the application, please contact Chris De Angelis at chris@voltashow.com


VOLTA will take place at Elsässerstrasse 215, Basel.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, March 1, 2019

BOOTH FEE DEPOSIT: Due upon receipt of booth assignment and invoice, no later than
Friday, April 30, 2019

FULL PAYMENT DUE: Friday, May 24, 2019

EXHIBITOR SET-UP: Saturday, June 8, and Sunday June 9, 2019

GUEST OF HONOR PREVIEW: Monday, June 10, 2019 at 10am

VIP PREVIEW: Monday, June 10, 2019 at 12noon

FAIR OPENS TO PUBLIC: Monday, June 11, 2018 at 2pm (Public Vernissage)

FAIR CLOSES : Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 9 pm

EXHIBITOR DISMANTLING : Sunday, June 16, 2019 from 8am to 5pm

Dates and times are subject to change at the sole discretion of Show Management.