Ora-Ora began in Hong Kong in 2006, with globally-sourced artists who are thought-driven innovators. Our artists interpret history and philosophy to bring new perspectives to our modern world and the lively dialogue of east and west. Recognized for our support of Asian contemporary art, we have grown to represent artists from Asia, Europe and the US across a variety of media. Ora-Ora was founded by Alfred Leung and Henrietta Tsui-Leung. Henrietta then co-founded the Hong Kong Art Galleries Association, which built connections and possibilities in the growing Hong Kong art industry. The gallery continues to develop alliances and partnerships with institutions globally to enable discovery of our artists in fresh environments. From our base in Hong Kong, we travel regularly to meet our clients at global art fairs and our international exhibitions.
2018 marks a new chapter in the Ora-Ora’s story as they enter their new gallery space on the 17th Floor of H Queen’s, in Central, Hong Kong. The opening show, Screaming Books, on view 1 – 17 May 2018, embodied the spirit of a gallery which is, as ever, both research-based and future-focused.
ABOUT HENRIETTA TSUI-LEUNG
A pioneer and unifier of the Hong Kong art gallery scene, Henrietta established the Hong Kong Art Gallery Association in 2012 with fellow art enthusiast Karin Weber. Henrietta has successfully launched the international careers of a number of Chinese artists, building major exhibition opportunities at international museums and art fairs. She has had a decisive impact on the evolution of ink, bringing artists of diverse vision, concept and media to new audiences. Galerie Ora-Ora’s 2017 art fairs so far include Volta New York, Art Basel Hong Kong and Volta13 in Basel, Switzerland in June 2017. Research-driven and intellectually enquiring, Henrietta’s “Asia Ink Research” platform has played an active role in the Hong Kong Culture Festival since its inception two years ago.
A life-long learner, Henrietta developed her interest in the arts during childhood, playing with oil, pastel, pencil and Chinese ink; she went on to obtain undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Economics from Queens University, and an MBA from Kellogg Business School, Northwestern University. In 2018, she completed her PhD degree in Art Theory and Criticism at China’s Academy for Art Industries, Shanghai University. As a prolific female cultural entrepreneur she plays an active role in the Entrepreneurs’ Organisation Hong Kong. Due to her unique background in business and art, she is regularly invited to speak as a thought leader and write academic papers on contemporary ink, the global art market, art as an investment, valuations, art licensing and art finance.