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Victoria Miro Gallery

Victoria Miró first opened in Mayfair in 1985, quickly earning critical acclaim for presenting extraordinary art from not only established artists, but also emerging artists, from all over the world. In 2000, she relocated to a former furniture factory, perfectly situated between the edgy and trendy areas of Islington and Hoxton.

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Victoria Miro first opened in Mayfair in 1985, quickly earning critical acclaim for presenting extraordinary art from not only established artists, but also emerging artists, from all over the world. In 2000, she relocated to a former furniture factory, perfectly situated between the edgy and trendy areas of Islington and Hoxton.

In 2006, the gallery expanded and took on the neighbouring building on Wharf Road. The marriage of these two spaces to create one dramatic, yet minimalist exhibition space is breath-taking. From street level, you have no idea of the scale of this gallery; it is only as you climb more and more stairways do you realise that a modern creation of sculptural architecture sits atop a beautifully refurbished Victorian building. Enormous windows open the spaces out onto the urban skyline.

The gallery also has its own garden, which overlooks a small stretch of the Regent`s Canal. The landscaped garden, with its Willow tree, is romantic and magical. Currently hosting Alex Hartley’s installation, A Gentle Collapsing II, it is hard to decipher what is the actual gallery garden and what is part of the installation. It makes for an intriguing area indeed, with or without art placed at the centre.

In October 2013, Victoria Miro opened up a second gallery, which saw her return to her origins. The gallery is situated in a prominent part of Mayfair behind Sothebys. Both her galleries retain the same vision: to promote and nurture incredible and innovative artists from around the globe.

The exhibitions on offer in both galleries are ever-changing, though one can always guarantee, that whenever one visits, it will be a thought-provoking experience.

www.victoria-miro.com

Victoria Miro
16 Wharf Road
London N1 7RW

Victoria Miro Mayfair
14 St George Street
London W1S 1FE

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