(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, writing, and editing. Heather’s research interests embrace feminist and 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 FXFOWLE. She has curated numerous exhibitions and site-specific installations at galleries, alternative spaces and art fairs worldwide. Current projects include, Collect For Change™ exhibition Object Action: The “F” Word in a Post-Truth Era at state in San Francisco, and 50 Contemporary Women Artists, a forthcoming Schiffer publication about contemporary women artists and architects. 

Heather is a contributing writer for Whitehot 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.