The Art Planner is a dynamic art consultancy supported by a strong team of global professionals with solid fine art background.



Daphne Alexis Ho

Prior to setting up The Art Planner, Daphne is the founding partner of SAGE Communications (since 2002), a lifestyle agency that specialises in PR, Events and Branding. Apart from great business acument, Daphne possesses extensive knowledge in fine art. She holds a PhD in Fine Art with a focus on Japanese Zen aesthetics and contemporary photography. She is also a practicing artist whose works are exhibited worldwide.   With her solid experience in the art market, Daphne serves as the advisor for The Open Print Shop in Hong Kong, an NGO that promotes visual art with an emphasis on image making. She also is one of the working committees for IMPACT 11, the largest international print conference dedicated specifically to printmaking.

Maria Lai

Apart from running her own PR agency, Maria is a globetrotter with a comprehensive understanding of trends in the art world, as well as extensive corporate experience with luxury brands such as LVMH and Giorgio Armani. Her acute visual sense and broad knowledge of art will help build a diversified art portfolio to accommodate clients’ highly individualistic aesthetics, interests and goals. Whether it is curating a one-off exhibition, brand collaboration, or building an art collection, Maria’s well-developed network and experience in the industry will ensure that the selections are perfectly suited to each individual or corporation.

Advisory Board

Dr Daphne Alexis Ho
Dr Daphne Alexis Ho
Professor Kevin White
Professor Kevin White
Jian Feng
Jian Feng
Dr Rhett D'Costa
Dr Rhett D'Costa
Yung Sau-mui
Yung Sau-mui

Find out more about our Advisory Board here.


Not only do we share our knowledge, thorough expertise and unparalleled insights of the art world, we work closely with our clients to tailor-make consultancy solutions cater to your specific needs and requirements.

The Art Planner is your dependable and knowledgeable partner.

Clients & Partners

We are proud to have worked with the following organisations:

    • Blindspot Gallery
    • City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong
    • Hong Kong Antiquarian BookFair
    • Hong Kong Ballet
    • Hong Kong Design Centre
    • Hong Kong Graphic Art Fiesta
    • Hong Kong Land
    • Hong Kong Heritage Museum
    • Hong Kong International Photo Festival
    • Hong Kong Open Printshop
    • Link ArtFair
    • Lumen Visum


Get in touch via our Contact page.