OCT Contemporary Art Terminal (OCAT) Shenzhen was founded in 2005 and is based in OCT Loft, Overseas Chinese Town of Shenzhen. OCAT Shenzhen is the headquarters of the group of OCAT museums. As the longest-standing member of the OCAT museum group, OCAT Shenzhen is a pioneering contemporary art institution established in Shenzhen.
The programmes of OCAT focus both on in-depth survey, research, publication and exhibition of individual artists, as well as research-based thematic exhibitions. In addition to OCAT Exhibitions, OCAT Performs and OCAT Screens are annual programmes showcasing performing practices and theoretical discussions in art, dance and theatre, as well as screenings and lectures on documentary, video art and films.
Accompanying the exhibitions, performances and screenings that OCAT organizes, as well as OCAT Residency, which artists, curators, art critics and scholars are invited to reside in OCAT, the programme OCAT Library initiates lectures, conversations and other forms of discursive activities in the library in OCAT Shenzhen and publishes part of its content in book forms, providing documents and reading materials for a wider public and researchers.
In OCAT Shenzhen, publishing is both prompted by its exhibitions but can also function as an independent form of artistic and conceptual articulation and experimentation. The conception, editing and design of its publications could be employed as a form of artistic practice in parallel to the exhibition. OCAT Shenzhen has produced many outstanding publications, including the ones for every Sculpture Biennale over the past 16 years.
Address & Contact
Address and contact information:
Chinese and Pinyin Name: OCT当代艺术中心
Place Address (English/Pinyin): Enping Road, Overseas Chinese Town,Nanshan District, Shenzhen,China
Website: OCT Contemporary Art Terminal (OCAT)’s Website
Place Phone: +86 +0755 2691 5100/02
Email: [email protected]