The Saatchi Gallery was founded in 1985 by Charles Saatchi to provide a platform for work by largely unseen young artists or by more established artists whose work has been rarely or never exhibited in the UK. Its role is to bring international contemporary art to as wide an audience as possible and make it accessible.

Over the last four years the Saatchi Gallery has hosted ten out of the top fifteen most visited exhibitions  in London, according to The Art Newspaper's survey of international museum attendance, and it is also ranked amongst the world's top three most liked museums on Facebook and Twitter by Museum Analytics.