Maja Hoffmann

Collector, patron, founder of LUMA Foundation

Hoffmann’s Luma Arles ‘campus’ is still in construction, slated to open fully next year (though two of the six Annabelle Selldorf-refurbished former train sheds are already operational). In the meantime, Hoffmann has gone on a buying spree to complement her usual patronage. So while still donating to Kunsthalle Basel, Palais de Tokyo and the Serpentine Galleries, and maintaining board and trustee positions at Tate, Kunsthalle Zürich Foundation, the New Museum, CCS Bard and the Swiss Institute (and this year matching a $3m fundraising drive by Jonas Mekas’s Anthology Film Archive in New York), she, together with Tate, bought Martin Parr’s 12,000-strong photobook collection (they will be catalogued and available to view in both Arles and London) and the archives of Annie Leibovitz. The latter was on view in Arles over the summer. At her Zürich space, Luma Westbau, the third 89plus exhibition, Americans 2017, opened in May.