Set to become the world’s largest private art museum, Fotografiska is opening in Berlin and Shanghai in the third quarter of 2022, and in Miami in the second quarter of 2023.
Fotografiska already has locations in Stockholm, Tallinn and New York City. Its venues offer immersive photography exhibition spaces, cultural events, dining experiences and museum shops. This expansion comes after Fotografiska’s merger with NeueHouse earlier this year, which resulted in the formation of parent company CultureWorks.
“Photography is an extremely communicative medium, which transcends language, nationality, and knowledge of art,” said CultureWorks executive chairman, Yoram Roth.
World’s largest private art museum
“A viewer can stand in front of a photograph and derive meaning and emotional connection. It has long been our vision to expand Fotografiska internationally, and we cannot wait to share this incredible experience with culturally curious audiences around the world.”
Fotografiska Berlin will occupy 58,000 square feet. Herzog & de Meuron will extend the exterior rooftop, and Studio Aisslinger will design the museum’s interior.
The building will include three floors of exhibition space, as well as a restaurant, bistro, bakery, rooftop bar and event venue.
Fotografiska Miami will cover 42,000 square feet, with the interior and exterior designed by Rockwell Group. The museum will feature an outdoor courtyard and rooftop garden.
Designed by Neri&Hu, Fotografiska Shanghai will be spread across 50,000 square feet. It will be Fotografiska’s first location in Asia and will boast indoor and outdoor event venues, a store, and a restaurant and lounge bar.
Fotografiska‘s international expansion
“We are very excited to be working with the most talented teams of architects, designers, and curators on the ground in each of these amazing cities,” said CultureWorks CEO, Josh Wyatt.
“Every new destination and iconic space will reflect the local culture, spirit, and sentiment of its locale through our programming, exhibitions, bars, and restaurants. We look forward to creating a truly unforgettable experience for our guests and rapidly expanding global membership community.”