Yuki Terase.

Yuki Terase Appointed Sotheby’s Head of Contemporary Art, Asia

Sotheby’s has named Yuki Terase as head of contemporary art, Asia, a department that is based in Hong Kong. Terase will lead be responsible for the auction house’s private sales of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and western contemporary art in Asia, and will contribute to the company’s business development efforts in Japan.

“Yuki’s depth of experience and relationships around the world make her a critical component of our contemporary art team and I’m thrilled to have her spearhead our efforts in such an important part of the global marketplace,” Amy Cappellazzo, chairman of Sotheby’s fine art division, said in a statement.

Since joining Sotheby’s in 2011, Terase has led a number of white-glove sales, including “Full Circle: Yoshihara Jiro Collection, Brushwork,” “From Asia to the World, Brushwork II,” “All the World’s a Stage,” and “Yamaguchi Takeo—Composing Monochrome.” She also initiated a sale in collaboration with street fashion designer Nigo, as well as one guest-curated by the K-Pop singer T.O.P. in October 2016. Previously, Terase worked for Morgan Stanley as a member of its mergers and acquisition advisory team in Tokyo.