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An Interview with Billionaire Art Collector Budi Tek

Budi Tek is one of the most influential Asian contemporary collectors of our time. With a passion to build public appreciation for contemporary art, the Chinese-Indonesian entrepreneur, art collector, advocate and philanthropist established the Yuz Foundation in 2007, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of contemporary artists, followed closely by the opening of Yuz Museum in Jakarta.

In 2014 he opened the Yuz Museum Shanghai, a private museum that was once the hangar of Longhua Airport. With 9,000 square metres of space, it brought the concept of large-scale installation to China for the first time.

His collection includes Ai Weiwei, Zhang Xiaogang, Fang Lijun, Maurizio Cattelan, Fred Sandback and Adel Abdessemed, along with emerging artists.

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