Power 100

Most influential people in 2022 in the contemporary artworld


Maja Hoffmann

Collector - Patron, founder of LUMA Foundation

42 in 2022

  • 202242
  • 202150
  • 202056
  • 201943
  • 201838
  • 201731
  • 201626
  • 201520
  • 201422
  • 201326
  • 201233
  • 201137
  • 201045
  • 2009
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Photo: Inez and Vinoodh

Luma, the pharmaceutical heiress’s foundation, has now had a full year to settle into its ambitious campus in Arles (it also has an exhibition space in Zürich), and the run of workshops, forums, exhibitions and research programmes it hosts. Many of the artists on show have previously been associated with Hoffmann’s resident advisory circle, which includes Hans Ulrich Obrist, Tom Eccles, Liam Gillick, Philippe Parreno and Beatrix Ruf, and, since 2020, artists Ian Cheng and Sophia Al-Maria, as well as philosopher Paul B. Preciado. Arthur Jafa, long championed by Obrist, was the subject of a solo exhibition this summer (which earned him a nomination for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize), alongside Sky Hopinka, whose solo exhibition addressed the collective memories of Native American culture, and Gary Hill, the video art pioneer, while the foundation was one of the commissioners behind Wu Tsang’s ambitious retelling of Moby-Dick, which premiered in Venice in April. Hoffmann has been pursuing new interests, not least NFTs and blockchain tech (cofounding with Art Basel the blockchain platform Arcual).

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