Art-Bureau is an independent advisory with a global outlook. With a particular focus on contemporary art in all media, Art-Bureau provides a range of collector-driven services to refine and define our clients’ collections.
Art-Bureau is dedicated to fulfilling the collecting desires and needs of those with whom we work, however big or small. Our guiding principle is to advocate our clients’ best interests with an informed and discreet approach; and to add value to their collecting path, present and future.
Co-founded by Jonathan Cheung and Ed Tang, Art-Bureau is an independent, forward-thinking advisory based in Hong Kong and New York. Specialising in contemporary art, we serve our clients according to their individual goals through unbiased advice. Art-Bureau’s approach is tailor-made – beyond individual collectors, we are also committed to working with corporations and foundations on art-related projects.
Through our extensive network and relationships with international galleries, auction houses, private dealers, collectors and artists, we strive to cater to our clients across regions and help them navigate the international art world in a thoughtful way.
Our collector-led services encompass primary access, collection development, commissions, market intelligence and research, acquisition and deaccession negotiations, as well as bespoke curatorial and cultural projects. Guided by our passion and wide-ranging experiences, Art-Bureau proactively and objectively serves our clients on all aspects of their collecting activities.
Ed has over ten years of experience in the art world working with collectors, artists, galleries and institutions. Ed was most recently a director at Art Agency, Partners in New York and was Vice-President and Director of Global Fine Arts at Sotheby’s New York. Ed’s previous work included collector advisory, collection development and management, valuations and special projects involving artists, estates and foundations in the US, Europe and Asia. A native of Hong Kong and the U.K., Ed received a B.A. degree in History of Art from University College London. Ed is certified by the Appraisers Association of America to be Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) compliant.
During his time in London, Ed was an ambassador for Tate Young Patrons and the founding co-chair of the Whitechapel Gallery First Futures patron group. Ed was also a member of the Tate Asia-Pacific Acquisition Committee for a number of years. Ed moved to New York in 2014, shortly before becoming the Global Head of First Open at Christie’s. He oversaw the First Open New York contemporary auctions and helped its expansion to London, Hong Kong as well as the online realm. More recently, Ed became a founding member of the Asia Art Archive Women in Art History Fund and has been involved as a Friend at the Foundation for Contemporary Art since 2017. Beginning in 2020, Ed became a member of the Centenary International Advisory Committee for the Jean Paul Riopelle Foundation. Ed has also been host to the ‘Dior Common Thread’ podcast series that launched in 2021. Ed was elected as Trustee of the Noguchi Musuem in New York in June 2022.
Additionally, Ed has gifted and pledged to gift a growing number of works to institutions such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the High Museum in Atlanta, the Walker Art Center and ICA Miami.
Hong Kong native Jonathan Cheung (JC) first became involved with the art world as a collector of contemporary art. Instantly drawn to its multi-faceted and global nature, JC has since developed his interests in the arts into his passion.
Alongside his role as Partner at Art-Bureau, JC is a devoted supporter of art through his global activities with international institutions. He currently sits on the Asia-Pacific Acquisition Committee of Tate and the Council of Serpentine Galleries, where he was originally a founding member of the Asian Council. In Hong Kong and Asia, JC sits on the International Council for Visual Art of M+ Museum, where he is also a founding patron. JC is a board member of Design Trust Hong Kong, and an executive committee member of the Society of Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Additionally, JC is a founding member of the Asia Art Archive Women in Art History Fund, a platform to support research on archives about women in art in Asia.
JC is currently a partner and executive director of Occasions Asia Pacific Group, a leading integrated PR & communications ground in the region. JC was Co-Founder of Buzz Agency Hong Kong, a PR & Marketing agency that was acquired by Occasions Asia Pacific Group. JC completed his undergraduate studies at Parsons School of Design in New York City and his graduate studies at The Bartlett school of Planning at University College London.
Based in Hong Kong, Julliana Choi has over a decade of experience in the art world. Prior to joining Art-Bureau as Director, Julliana was a Director at Over the Influence, managing the Hong Kong gallery and overall Asian businesses over a span of three years. Before that, she was an Assistant Director at Kukje Gallery in Seoul, working closely with leading international, Korean artists and collectors in the region.
Julliana started her career at Sotheby’s Hong Kong, where she spent five years as the Business Manager at Sotheby’s Hong Kong managing special projects, auctions and private exhibitions. She contributed to the company’s growing presence and client base in South Korea, and helped bring numerous Korean contemporary artists to the international stage in the process. Having worked in both secondary and primary sectors, Julliana brings with her a critical eye for top tier works, and passion for emerging artists from around the world. Julliana graduated Magna Cum Laude from New York University, with a double major in Art History and Economics.
Elizabeth is a specialist with over 10 years in the luxury sector communications & events field. Prior to joining Art Bureau as their Director of Operations, Elizabeth worked as the Director of Occasions Asia Pacfic leading communications strategy for the agency’s suite of luxury brands. In her career, she oversaw over 250 events and campaigns for the world’s most high-profile luxury brands from VIP galas and product launches to store openings and special exhibitions. Along with her dedicated team, they worked together to execute the most talked about events in Hong Kong from conception to completion.
Elizabeth has been working alongside JC for 8 years starting as the founding member of Buzz Agency Hong Kong, a PR & Marketing agency that was aquired by Occasions Asia Pacific Group in 2019. Elizabeth completed her undergraduate studies at University of Toronto and is currently pursuing her masters in Counselling at Monash University alongside her role with Art Bureau.
Born and raised in New York City, Storey attended The Spence School and Millbrook School, and holds a B.A. in Art History from New York University. She received an M.A. in Modern & Contemporary Art and the Market from Christie’s Education. Prior to joining Art-Bureau as Associate, Storey held assistant positions in Global Business Development at Sotheby’s New York and in Sales at Salon 94. During her time at Salon 94, Storey worked closely with the Founder, and liaised with artists such as Amani Lewis and Kennedy Yanko. In addition to her work, Storey has served as a member of the Young Fellows of The Frick Collection, and has been involved as a Friend at the Foundation for Contemporary Arts since 2017.
Storey also has work experiences in the Asian 20th Century & Contemporary Art Department at Christie’s New York, the Curatorial Department at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Advisory sector at Winston Art Group, and at Luhring Augustine Gallery.