OCT Art & Design Gallery is the first gallery focused on design in China. Constructed by the OCT Group, the gallery was formally launched on September 1, 2008. It is the design branch of the OCAT Museums.
OCT Art & Design Gallery is dedicated to promoting various designs. We devote ourselves to make connections among public, art, design and culture through different approaches, such as exhibition, education, collection, and research..
The main building, now wrapped up in glass walls held up by hexagonal steel structures, used to be an old warehouse. The building area is more than 3000 m2 including 2000 m2 exhibition area. By preserving the old structure under the cutting-edge appearance, the avant-garde architecture inherits its history and significance.
Established in 2005, OCAT became a registered, independent non-profit organization in April 2012, and built a group of contemporary museums of art across China. It is an art institution sponsored by the state-owned enterprise OCT Group. With its headquarters in Shenzhen, the museum group comprises OCAT Shenzhen, OCT Art & Design Gallery (Shenzhen), OCAT Shanghai, OCAT Xi’an, and OCAT Institute (Beijing).