Who We Are
ARTHQ / Group is a leading international service provider for the art world with offices in Hong Kong and London. Recognising the increasingly complex, competitive and global nature of the art world, ARTHQ / Group helps organisations to develop a focused strategy, to build a high caliber team to execute that strategy, and to develop new audiences. ARTHQ / Group develops online and offline platforms to expand the art world’s reach and client base.
Magnus Renfrew is a cultural entrepreneur with over 20 years’ experience across different sectors of the international art world ranging from museum to commercial gallery, auction house to art fair, non-profit institutions to cultural policy. Renfrew served as founding director of ART HK: Hong Kong International Art Fair from 2007-2012 and Art Basel in Hong Kong from 2012-2014 during which time he served as one of four members of the Executive Committee of Art Basel globally.
The fair has been credited with repositioning Hong Kong as the center of the contemporary art market in Asia. Renfrew’s contribution has been recognised by international art media and has regularly appeared in the Power 100 lists of ART + AUCTION, ART REVIEW and Le Journal des Arts as one of the 100 most influential figures in the art world.
In 2013 Renfrew was honoured by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader.
ARTHQ / STRATEGY offers strategic solutions for competitive advantage in the art world. We work closely with clients across different fields within the global art world. From individual galleries to art fairs, from philanthropic foundations to private museums, from city branding projects for metropolitan governments and biennales to companies looking to build a credible alignment with art, ARTHQ / STRATEGY provides strategic consultancy to reflect on current activities and structures, develop greater focus of resources on priorities for increased efficacy, and to identify and evaluate potential opportunities.
ARTHQ / SEARCH offers leadership solutions for the Art World. Facing increasing competitive pressures, and an ever-evolving and increasingly complex global art scene, organisations need to focus more than ever on securing top leadership talent. We have a far reaching network of relationships with top executives across all sectors of the international art world.
ARTHQ / EVENTS builds landmark events to grow audiences and connect the art world.
ARTHQ / DIGITAL invests in and builds digital platforms to grow audiences and connect the art world.