heather-portrait-DSC_9780-hi-res.JPG

Heather Zises is an independent curator with over 10 years of experience in curating, producing, and managing arts.

Based in Brooklyn, Heather specializes in contemporary art and has a particular interest in feminist and identity-based practices. After launching her career at Pace Gallery and Phillips, Heather’s projects include collaborations with Paddle8Equity GalleryCluster GallerySCOPE Art ShowArt 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 Negotiating With Nature, a documentary film by gardener Stefan van Norden, and Collect For Change™ exhibition Object Action: The “F” Word in a Post-Truth Era at state in San Francisco. This Fall, 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 Reviewand is an art editor for Pregame MagazineShe 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.