Heike Moras is an independent contemporary art curator, researcher, and author based in New York. She was the founder and director of HMA Salon, a contemporary art space in London, where emerging and established artists could exhibit, discuss and promote their art away from the white cube format of the conventional art environment. The salon brought together an eclectic mix of artists, curators, and collectors through private events, artists talks and art symposiums.
Heike received a Masters in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute in London and is the distinguished author of a dissertation on the Cuban Contemporary Art Market Structure.
After her move to New York, Heike continues to use her expertise and strong academic background to advise on setting up and managing contemporary art collections that promote social responsibility in the arts, with a particular focus on closing the disparity between male and female artists.
She cares deeply about de-constructing the rigid institutionalism that plague major art centers and co-ordinates exchanges between young galleries, non-profit organizations and forward-looking art patrons. Heike also serves as ambassador to several international mid-career artists whose work she tirelessly promotes.