The photography museum Fotografiska has announced its expansion plans, with new spaces to open in Miami, Shanghai, and Berlin by 2023.
The Berlin space is planned to be the biggest of the three, spanning over 58,000 square feet. Herzog & de Meuron has been hired to extend the rooftop on the selected space, which is currently a departmental store. The firm was also behind the recently opened M+ Museum in Hong Kong. Studio Aisslinger will be designing the interiors of the museum. The Miami space will be opened in a single-floor warehouse. The location is close to other art centers in Miami, like Superblue and the Rubell Collection. The Shanghai branch will also be opened in a warehouse.
In a statement, Josh Wyatt (CEO, Fotografiska) said:
“It is a real honor to call these remarkable landmarks the dwellings of Fotografiska, and we are humbled by the opportunity to reimagine such important buildings. We have been very intentional on our path toward global expansion, and have thoughtfully identified these cities for their flourishing cultural scenes, passion for photography, and forward-thinking attitudes on the future of immersive art experiences. We are thrilled to meet our new neighbors and guests.”
Fotografiska was founded in 2010 in Stockholm, Sweden. Since then, it has expanded to other cities like New York and Tallinn. The museum is famous for its blue-chip art offerings of prominent photographic works. Recently, it has hosted shows devoted to artists like Andy Warhol and Ruth Orkin. The Berlin and Shanghai spaces are scheduled to open in late 2022, while the Miami space will be inaugurated in mid-2023.