Hauser & Wirth Menorca is an art centre combining art, education and conservation in the natural setting of Illa del Rei, an island in Mahon harbour. The art centre presents an exhibition programme spanning ambitious new commissions by gallery artists across all media. Following a conservation project, Hauser & Wirth sensitively repurposed the existing 18th-century outbuildings of a naval hospital to create the 1,500 sq.m art centre, which has welcomed over 180,000 visitors since it opened in 2021.
Hauser & Wirth Menorca comprises an exhibition space comprises eight galleries and an outdoor sculpture trail, embedding works by artists including Martin Creed, Stefan Brüggemann, Hans Josephson, Thomas J Price and Pipilotti Rist. A garden by the acclaimed landscape designer Piet Oudolf runs alongside the gallery buildings, incorporating native perennials and plants suited to the Mediterranean climate. The on-site restaurant Cantina, run by local restaurant and vineyard Binifadet, serves seasonal and local produce. The gallery shop is found in the same building, presenting art publications and crafts by local makers.