For over twenty years, Studio Voltaire has championed emerging and underrepresented artists, allowing us to offer an alternative and agenda-setting view of contemporary art.
Many of our exhibitions are an artists’ first solo presentation in London. We invest in the production of new work that might not always be possible in commercial galleries or institutions, giving artists the chance to expand their practice, often working in residency in the gallery. Exhibiting artists have included Phyllida Barlow, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Nicole Eisenman, Jo Spence, Judith Bernstein, Ella Kruglyanskaya, Elizabeth Price, Henrik Olesen, Charlotte Prodger, Sanya Kantarovsky, Richard Slee and Cathy Wilkes.
Our programme is intergenerational, supporting both emerging artists and those who have been underrepresented in their career but deserve championing. This unique way of working allows us to develop long-term relationships with artists, often working together on multiple occasions.
Studio Voltaire is a place of constant creativity, with a full year-round programme of exhibitions, events and education projects, as well as our on-site complex of affordable artist studios. Meanwhile our innovative fundraising store House of Voltaire offers unique artworks, limited edition prints, homewares, clothing and objects by leading contemporary artists and designers – giving many people their first chance to own art and collect contemporary art and design. Whether online or from one of our international temporary presentations, every purchase from House of Voltaire directly supports Studio Voltaire’s exhibition and education programmes.
Phyllida Barlow, Bluff, 2010. Installation View, Studio Voltaire, London. Courtesy of the artist. Credit Andy Keate.