This year, art-industry powerhouse Yuki Terase launched Art Intelligence Global, an art advisory headquartered in Hong Kong and New York. A former head of Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s Asia, she joined forces with Amy Cappellazzo and Adam Chinn (both also ex- Sotheby’s) to take aim at a global market increasingly shaped by younger Asian collectors. Born in Japan and educated in the UK and Tokyo, Terase was a Morgan Stanley banker before moving into art, a passion nurtured since childhood. She oversaw stunning Hong Kong growth at Sotheby’s and spearheaded sales curated by pop- culture icons such as Nigo, TOP and Jay Chou. Next year, Art Intelligence Global opens spaces in Wong Chuk Hang and in Midtown New York. As a young Asian woman in a still-traditional industry, Terase takes an approach that is nimble and open-minded, wielding a fresh hybrid style of art advisory that’s modern, multicultural, fast-paced and flexible.
Terase’s East-West approach and innovative curatorial style place her perfectly to navigate the post-Covid art market. Bringing global expertise, excellent Asian client connections and veteran-level experience, Art Intelligence Global worked with Sotheby’s on last month’s sales from Bill Katz’s collection and the Douglas S Cramer estate and is poised to make waves with private collectors, foundations, estates, artists and new institutions.