VOMA: The World’s First Entirely Online Art Museum.

Email us: info@voma.space

VOMA is a unique opportunity to hear the stories and histories of artists from across the world. Without the limitations of a physical location, access to a museum is possible to anyone with an internet connection. The online experience enables us to work with partners in new ways; the museum becomes a truly communal experience where the voices of the visitors can be added to the conversation.

It affords us the opportunity to collaborate with museums and collections around the world, bringing artworks to a huge global audience. We can show works from across history, bringing hidden works into the light and shedding new light on well-known pieces.  

The museum programme speaks to the disparate and yet universal nature of the human experience, bringing together ideas and perspectives and firing our collective imagination through partnership and collaboration. VOMA aims to become a hub for debate and discussion around innovation through the digital, to the end of expanding access, enabling new approaches. Through collective ownership, through innovation and debate, we can re-examine what a museum is, how it should work, what it should do.

Lee Cavaliere, Director

SOME OF OUR PARTNERS AND COLLABORATORS

ARTISTS EXHIBITED

Josef Albers  

Banksy

Max Beckmann

Boris Bucan  

Sandro Boticelli  

Huguette Caland  

Michaelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

Lygia Clark  

John Collier  

Adelaide Damoah  

Eugene Delacroix   

Otto Dix  

Luciano Garbati

George Floyd Boards from Minneapolis

Amartey Golding  

Francisco Goya  

Nelly Guambe  

Martin Gustavsson

Trulee Hall  

Frida Kahlo  

Yves Klein  

David Koloane                        

Henri Matisse  

Ana Mendieta  

Joan Mitchell

Piet Mondrian  

Michelle Mouffe

Abe Odedina  

Faith Ringgold  

Mark Rothko  

Michael Petry  

Diego Rivera   

Pieter Paul Rubens  

Martha Rosler

Dread Scott   

Georges Seurat  

Neil Stokoe  

Ilona Szalay  

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec  

Vincent Van Gogh  

Bex Wade                   

Kacey Wong

Luiz Zerbini  

 Some of VOMA’s aims

Collaboration and Shared Ownership: We will work with partners including museum collections, galleries, artists, grassroots activists and technologists to develop a programme that is curated in a collaborative way, where all voices are amplified and engaged. The audience will feel that they’re welcome, that they have a part to play, that their voices have an ear and that they own the space, and the art, together, for free. 

Anti-Nationalism: VOMA is nowhere, so it is everywhere; people from all corners of the globe have a place here and those who cannot reach it should be helped in by those who can. We will tell the stories of how art crosses geographical borders and is hemmed in by cultural ones. We’ll look at cultural history and the ongoing action of decolonisation. It will explore the power of art to reveal human stories, histories, successes and failings. 

Exploring and Celebrating Difference: The art world can at times seem homogenised, limited to specific geographic locations or points of view. VOMA encourages the discussion of all backgrounds and world-views through art, defying homogeneity. It aims to create a space enriched by collision of cultures and ideals, embracing the difficulties and challenges that these differing views may bring. Through discussion and discourse, we can grow together. 

Innovation and Reflection: This is a new space, a new vision for museums, and will host new ideas about how the museum system is evolving and innovating. VOMA will be a gathering place for innovators within public museums and collections, creating a challenging and inspiring space for discussion and debate.

Telling Truth to History: VOMA will raise a critical eyeglass to some of the art worlds murkier corners, examining hidden narratives around corruption and moral decay that have helped some aspects of the art world to perpetuate an air of exclusivity and opulence that excludes large parts of the populace. 

Listen and response: VOMA will host a vibrant and energetic conversation for all. It will grow and evolve through constant feedback and input from visitors. It will partner with individuals, groups and institutions worldwide to broaden the scope of the discussion. It will host talks, seminars, giving voice and encouraging debate.