Ota Fine Arts was established in 1994 in the Ebisu area in Tokyo. For 20 years, the gallery has defined itself as being a pioneer of Japanese contemporary art. Since its inception, Ota Fine Arts has promoted various Japanese artists, including internationally acclaimed Yayoi Kusama. In 2003, the gallery moved to Roppongi and later to a location in the Tokyo bay area until 2011. Now, since its relocation back to Roppongi at the very centre of Tokyo city, Ota Fine Arts has been expanding the variety of its programmes. Ranging from painting to sound and video, sculpture, installation and performance, the gallery represents an array of highly capable and unique artists. While Ota Fine Arts continues to support its represented artists, it also strives to provide opportunities to up and coming talents. In September 2012, the gallery inaugurated a space in Singapore’s art-complex Gillman Barracks. With this new branch, Ota Fine Arts hopes to continue forging rich collaborations with new artists from the region. Over the last few years, one of the main goals of Ota Fine Arts is to bring more regional character and commonality within the “Asian cultural belt” — a broad area that spans the Middle East to South, Southeast and East Asia — into its programmes. Ota Fine Arts strongly hopes these programmes will convey a stridently new aspect of contemporary Asian art today.