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(READ)art

(READ)art is an independent platform for contemporary art and culture. Working both locally and abroad, (READ)art fuses its online presence with the real world through collaborations with artists, galleries and organizations. Projects include curation + exhibition development, web content development + management, social media + marketing strategy, collection management and specialized art tours.

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Heather Zises, Founder + Director
Heather Zises is a Brooklyn-based writer, curator and art consultant. In 2013 Heather launched (READ)art as an online forum to share her perspectives on contemporary art and culture. It has rapidly evolved into a multidisciplinary platform for writing, curating, and advising.

Through (READ)art Heather collaborates with art fairs, galleries, artists, auction houses, collectors, curators, institutions, organizations and publishing houses on various art initiatives. With an extensive background at Pace Gallery, Phillips, and nonprofit organizations like Art Index TV, Heather’s art consulting portfolio includes curation + exhibition development, web content development and management, social media + marketing strategy, collection management and specialized art tours. 

Heather’s essays, reviews, and interviews have been published in books, magazines, and online, including Whitehot, Fjords Review, PREGAME and The Excellent People (The EP). Heather has participated as a curatorial juror for various organizations such as UrbanGlass, and also sits on the Board of Directors for The Nouveau Classical Project, a contemporary classical music ensemble and production hub where music intersects with fashion and art.

Raised in Boston as a ballerina, Heather graduated from Cornell University with a BA in English and Dance, and completed her Master’s Degree in Art History and Connoisseurship from Christie’s Education in New York.