History exhibition hall "A3 Gallery" begins in 1986, during the late Soviet and early "perestroika". Then one of the signs of the coming change was the decision to organize in every district of the city its exhibition space in the Kiev region was created ", Exhibition hall "Arbat". These district courts have practically become the first official place where there could be an artistic event to a whole new level of freedom. From 1987 to 1992 in the exhibition hall of "Arbat" was held about 60 exhibitions. Of the most significant include: "Poster perestroika", "Venice, people in masks" (Hans Siwik, Germany), "the First exhibition of the author's poster", "Polish graphic art", an exhibition of artists dedicated to the first auction "Sotheby's" in Moscow, the exhibition "Group 13" (artists 20 years: Udaltsova Drevin, Mavrina, Burliuk and others), the exhibition Sergio Piccoli (Italy). Exhibitions were held with the participation of the famous Moscow artists, whose names are now known around the world – Ilya Kabakov, Eduard Gorokhovsky, Vladimir Veisberg, Katya Medvedev, the Garif Basyrov, and many other colorful characters of our art scene. Probably hard to find now a famous author, the archive of which there would be no exhibition in the “house with the Atlanteans”.
In 1992 there was a reorganization, which resulted in the "Exhibition hall "Arbat" got a new name that is to this day - "Gallery A3", and acquired the status of "gallery-exhibition hall in the Museum". This gave the opportunity to not only exhibition, but also research, and that is especially important to start forming your own collection. This very complicated task, involving multiple approvals, the preparation of a huge number of documents, was able to solve the Director of the exhibition hall Vitaly Kopachev, while the young, energetic and ambitious among the leaders of exhibition halls of Moscow.
An important stage in the development of the gallery was an increase in the area of the gallery in 1992. Appeared in the gallery is 150 square meters is allowed to arrange jobs for the administration and scientific staff, put office equipment, organize the keeping of the collections of modern art, was a place for a small library.
To organize and hold exhibition projects involved well-known art historians, curators: Vitaly Patsyukov, Irina Bazileva, Alexei Savinov, Alexander Morozov, Leonid Bazhanov, Maria and the others. In 1992 was created the Scientific-literary Board, which included prominent figures of culture, artists, art historians.
Over the thirty years of its history, the number of exhibitions confidently approached a four-digit figure, however, characterize the Gallery A3 is not mathematical figures. What makes it unique is that A3 should be all these years: to show the multiple layers occurring simultaneously artistic processes. Is the idea to create a kind of "assemblage point" in different directions, space meetings for mainstream and outsiders, associations and individuals, artists and young authors. Mission gallery – don't claim to the formation of the artistic fact, and testimony about what is happening "here and now".