Studio Voltaire’s exhibition programmes have gained an international reputation and offer significant opportunities for emerging and under-represented artists. We provide time, care, and resources for artists to create ambitious new work. On occasion, we present survey or archival exhibitions of underrepresented and overlooked figures. Most of our commissions are an artist’s first solo exhibition in London or bring work by international artists to UK audiences for the first time.
We have developed an outstanding track record of supporting artists at pivotal stages in their careers. As a direct result of our support, many participating artists have gone on to be awarded or nominated for prizes, including Turner Prize, Carnegie Prize, Wolfgang Hahn Prize and MacArthur Genius Fellowship, as well as participating in major international arts festivals, including Venice Biennale, Skulptur Projekte Munster, Whitney Biennial and documenta. Studio Voltaire commissions have also gone on to be presented at, and collected by, major institutions, including Tate Modern, Tate Britain, British Museum, Museum Ludwig, Moderna Museet, Migros Museum and Whitney Museum.
Regular public programmes of talks, workshops, screenings and live events delivered alongside each exhibition provide further opportunities to engage with our commissions.