Victoria Miro announces new gallery in Venice

Chris Ofili, Poolside Magic 8, 2012, charcoal, watercolour and pastel on paper. Courtesy the Artist and Victoria Miro, London © Chris Ofili

Victoria Miro has announced the opening of a new gallery space in San Marco, Venice. Situated in the former Galleria il Capricorno (founded by gallerist Bruna Aickelin in 1971), the gallery will open to the public on 10 May 2017 with an inaugural exhibition Chris Ofili: Poolside Magic – a collection of the artist’s pastel, charcoal and watercolour works on paper, shown together for the first time.

In a statement, Miro has said: ‘For some time now, Bruna and I have been talking about the legacy of Galleria il Capricorno, which has championed the very best contemporary art over the past five decades… I am immensely grateful to her for entrusting us with this unique and beautiful gallery and look forward to extending the opportunity to our artists to respond to and show in this inspirational setting.’

6 April 2017