As an art institution supported by the state-owned enterprise OCT Group and established in 2005, OCAT officially became a registered, independent non-profit organization in April 2012, laying the foundation for a nationwide contemporary art museum group. Headquartered in Shenzhen, the museum group comprises OCAT Shenzhen, OCT Art & Design Gallery (Shenzhen), OCAT Shanghai, OCAT Xi'an, and OCAT Institute (Beijing), as well as satellite exhibition sites for project-based collaborations.
OCAT Shanghai is the first professional art institution focused on media art and architectural design in China. Located in the Suhe Creek area of Jing’an district, OCAT Shanghai aims to serve as a forward-looking, influential, socially-aware and interactive art institution through exhibitions, research, communication, public education, publications, and collections. Artist Zhang Peili is the current executive director of OCAT Shanghai.
OCAT Shanghai is the first branch of OCAT Museums to open outside Shenzhen. Inaugurated on September 29, 2012, it has since organized a series of influential academic exhibitions. The museum officially moved to its new location in October 2019 (-1F Sunken Garden, Qufu Road, Jing’an District), and has been open to the public with its inaugural exhibition in the same month.
OCAT Shanghai Departments
Exhibition Department: Design and develop exhibition projects of OCAT Shanghai; conduct academic researches on exhibitions.
Media and Education Department: Design and develop public and educational programs of OCAT Shanghai; promote exhibitions and contact the media; facilitate publicating.
Administrative Department: Assist with the operation and administrative affairs of OCAT Shanghai.
Address: -1F Sunken Garden, Lane 9, Qufu Road, Shanghai
Admission Hour: 10:00-18:00 from Tuesday to Sunday (Closed Mondays except public holidays)
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Free entry (except for special exhibitions)