(READ)art is a curatorial platform for contemporary art and culture founded by Brooklyn-based writer and curator Heather Zises. Her expertise includes art advisory, digital content strategy, marketing and PR. Heather’s research interests embrace feminist and identity-based practices, having worked with a spectrum of established, mid-career, and emerging artists.

Launching her career at Pace Gallery and Phillips, Heather’s projects include collaborations with Paddle8Equity GalleryCluster GallerySCOPE Art Show, Art Index TVGrey Area and FXCollaborative. She has curated numerous exhibitions and site-specific installations at galleries, alternative spaces and art fairs worldwide. Recent projects include, Collect For Change™ exhibition Object Action: The “F” Word in a Post-Truth Era at state in San Francisco, and Negotiating With Nature, a documentary film by gardener Stefan van Norden. This fall, Schiffer Publishing will release Heather’s first book, 50 Contemporary Women Artists

Heather is a contributing writer for diverse publications, including Quiet LunchWhitehot Magazine and Fjords Review, and is an art editor for Pregame Magazine.She sits on the Advisory Board for Kentler International Drawing Space in Brooklyn, NY and is also on the Board of Directors for The Nouveau Classical Project, a nonprofit that blends contemporary classical music with art and avant-garde fashion. 

Raised in Boston as a ballerina, Heather graduated from Cornell University with a BA in English and Dance, and has an MA in Art History and Connoisseurship from Christie’s Education.