Founder & Director

 

Andy Hei

  • Founder and Director, Fine Art Asia and Ink Asia, Hong Kong
  • Director, Andy Hei Ltd.
  • Director, Andy Hei Consultants Ltd.
  • Member of Exhibition Centre Committee, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (2012-2015)
  • Inaugural Chairman, Hong Kong Antique and Art Galleries Association (2015- )
  • Council Member of Hong Kong Arts Development Council (2017- )
  • Honorary Advisor, International Craftsmen Association (2018- )
  • Trustee of Friends of Hong Kong Museum of Art (2019- )
  • Member of the Advisory Committee on Admission of Quality Migrants and Professionals (2020- )
  • Member of the Board of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (2020- )

 

Andy Hei is a Hong Kong-based professional dealer with 30 years’ experience in the appraisal and conservation of classical Chinese furniture. He is the second generation of the prominent H.L. Hei family, which has dealt in huanghuali and zitan furniture from the Ming and Qing dynasties for over 70 years.

From 1989, Andy Hei assisted the late New York dealer, Robert H. Ellsworth (1929-2014) in antique dealing and setting up the Chinese Heritage Art Foundation in Hong Kong. In 1999, Andy Hei Ltd was established on Hollywood Road, becoming renowned for Chinese furniture and works of art.

In 2006, he established Hong Kong’s first annual fine art fair, International Asian Antique and Art Fair, which was renamed to Fine Art Asia in 2010, has now recognised by the international art world as the most distinguished and influential fair of its kind in Asia. In 2015, Andy founded Ink Asia, the world’s first art fair dedicated to ink art, which has also won acclaim. Since 2014, in partnership with Guardian Art Centre, Andy has organised the Guardian Fine Art Asia fair in Beijing.

Andy plays a prominent role in promoting art and culture in Asia, providing professional advice for overseas dealers and galleries on developing art business in the Asian market, and educating young Asian collectors. He has given numerous lectures at major art and cultural institutions; and contributed to many international art journals and media.

In 2015, Andy was appointed Chairman of the new Hong Kong Antique and Art Galleries Association (HKAAGA) which aims to raise Hong Kong’s art market to a higher level of recognition.

From 2012 to 2014, Andy served on the Exhibition Centre Committee of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority. Since 2017, Andy was invited to serve as a Council Member of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. In 2019, he was appointed a Trustee of Friends of Hong Kong Museum of Art.

From June 2020, Andy was appointed as a Member of the Advisory Committee on Admission of Quality Migrants and Professionals; in the same year, he was appointed as a Board Member of the Board of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority in October.