In 2000 Victoria Miro relocated to a sensitively converted, 8,000-square-foot former furniture factory situated between Hoxton and Islington in northeast London.
In October 2006 the gallery expanded further by opening a second exhibition and viewing space in an adjoining building on Wharf Road. The new space, conceived by Claudio Silvestrin Architects and executed by the project architects Michael Drain Architects, comprises galleries and viewing rooms.
It sits atop a refurbished Victorian building, its sculptural, minimalist form creating a dramatic approach to the building from the street. Illuminating the south façade through its six-meter-high windows is Ian Hamilton Finlay’s elegiac neon installation, The Seas Leaves the Strawberries Waves (1990).
The gallery is almost unique in London for having its own garden, a beautifully landscaped area overlooking a restored stretch of the Regent’s Canal at Wenlock Basin which has been used to great effect for installations by gallery artists such as Yayoi Kusama and Alex Hartley.
The gallery ethos remains consistent: to promote great and innovative artists and to nurture the best talent from the new generation of artists around the world.