|Residencia:||Reside en Shanghai, China|
|Artistas en su colección de arte:||Adel Abdessemed, Fred Sandback, Maurizio Cattelan|
Mr. Budi Tek is a Chinese-Indonesian entrepreneur, art philanthropist and collector. In March of 2018 has made a historic agreement with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in order to preserve his collection of around 1,500 works of Chinese contemporary art. Founder of the Yuz Museum (Shanghai), a private institution that he plans to turn into a nonprofit with a board of trustees. The Yuz Museum since 2011 has been responsible for giving a number of significant loans, gifts, and exhibitions to French institutions, such as the sponsorship of Zeng Fanzhi’s solo exhibition at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris in 2013. Tek also worked with the Giacometti Foundation to mount the largest-ever retrospective of the artist’s work in China in 2016 Mr. Budi Tek started his art collection about ten years ago when he discovered art’s ability to take him to new, unknown worlds. Thus he began his journey into the world of art, and he has been a serious collector ever since. He began with Chinese contemporary paintings, especially those created between the early 1980s and late 1990s. He has built up a considerable collection of Chinese contemporary art, and is always willing to exhibit and lend his works to other accredited art institutions in order to raise the profile and understanding of Chinese contemporary art worldwide. Mr. Budi Tek has also been invited to join the Tate’s Asia-Pacific Acquisitions Committee to heighten international awareness of Asia-Pacific arts.As a leading collector in Asia, Mr. Budi Tek has steadily expanded the scope of his interests beyond Asian Art to include Western Art as well. He has recently added artworks by representative Western contemporary artists such as Maurizio Cattelan, Fred Sandback and Adel Abdessemed to his collection. Located along the West Bund in Xuhui District, Yuz Museum, Shanghai is a non-profit organization under the umbrella of the Yuz Foundation. The museum will strive to promote the exhibition and development of contemporary art and to enhance the public’s understanding and appreciation of contemporary art. The space of Shanghai Yuz Museum was once the hangar of Longhua Airport. The museum boasts a total area of 9,000 square meters, among which the hangar-converted main gallery alone covers over 3,000sqm. By retaining the unique sense of grandeur of this enormous structure, the space perfectly sets off the magnificence of the installations in YUZ collection. YUZM’s basic design approach is to maintain the historical style of the old hangar, redesigning the space of the building to create a large art exhibition space, and to use verdant trees and a bright, open entry hall to form interplay between old and new architecture. While respecting the history of the facility, we have designed a flat-roofed glass hall that interacts with the clear formal characteristics of the old hangar. This interaction between the two structures is a challenge and an experiment in fusing old and new architecture.