(READ)art is a curatorial platform for contemporary art and culture founded by Heather Zises. With over 10 years of experience in curating, producing, and managing arts, Heather’s research interests embrace feminist and identity-based practices. Her expertise includes art advisory, marketing and PR.

Having launched 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. In October 2018, Schiffer Publishing released Heather’s first book, 50 Contemporary Women Artists, featuring a foreword by Elizabeth Sackler. 

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.