TEAM

Ulrich Voges.
Ulrich is art historian, economist and co-founder of the VOLTA Basel and VOLTA NY art fairs. He is a former gallerist who founded VOGES + DEISEN (later VOGES GALLERY) in 1992 and build up his gallery business for over 20 years. During this time he not only curated and organised numerous shows but produced also various artist projects for the Biennale in Venice, Athens, Gwangju and Yokohama. He was instrumental in the revitalization of the art frankfurt and served on the selection committee of art chicago. As an avid collector himself, an art fair organizer and a gallerist he contributes an in depth knowledge of all three parties involved in an art sales process. Ulrich invented, designed and structured FOUNDATION™ and will oversee its operations. Ulrich serves as Founder & CEO on both entities, FOUNDATION™ LLC and FOUNDATION™ KG.
 
Shelley Fischer.
Shelley consults internationally with individual art collectors, dealers, corporations, foundations, and estates to manage the financial administration and risks related to their collections. Since 2009, she has been advising companies and entrepreneurs on setting up art financing divisions such as Medallion Fine Art, Inc. and Art Assure Ltd. As a Senior Vice President and Senior Loan Officer at Sotheby’s Financial Services for nearly 20 years, Shelley provided art loans and other financing secured by their owners’ fine and/or decorative art collections. Shelley serves as COO of FOUNDATION™ LLC (in formation).
 
Amanda Coulson.
Amanda is an art critic, curator and co-founder of the VOLTA Basel and VOLTA NY art fairs. She is currently the director of the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas as well as the artistic director for both VOLTAshows. She is furthermore a prolific writer for catalogues and art magazines like FRIEZE, ARC, Modern Painters. Amanda was the english-italian editor for TEMA CELESTE. Amanda is the gallery and collector liaison for FOUNDATION™. As such she serves on the board of directors
 
Karl Rheinberger.
Karl started his career in the insurance industry specialized on property & casualty as well as portfolio theory followed by 10 years operating in the fixed income & derivative sector. In the past 13 years Karl has focused on investment banking, in both primary and secondary markets. In such capacity he was with Kepler Equities (former Julius Bär), Main First Bank and Silvia Quandt & Cie AG and instrumental in handling various complex finance market transactions. In recent years Karl acquired a profound knowledge of art financing and its implementation in the existing markets. Karl is founding Partner and CFO of FOUNDATION™.
 
Philipp von Ilberg.
Philipp is a corporate partner at the international law firm McDermott Will & Emery and heads the firm’s Frankfurt office. He represents clients in corporate, finance and capital markets transactions. Philipp von Ilberg is a board member of the Frankfurter Kunstverein and was a founding shareholder of the contemporary art magazine ‘Monopol’. Furthermore, he is one of the founding partners of FOUNDATION™ and serves in an advisory capacity.