A new generation of young Indonesian collectors is a healthy indicator that the Indonesian art scene is growing and flourishing. They are sophisticated, well educated, and actively engaged with their peers across Asia. Many of them are involved in philanthropic activities such as endowing public and private art institutions in supporting the development of contemporary art in Indonesia. When it comes to collecting art, they are particularly keen to acquire works of emerging artists on a more international scope. ART JAKARTA 2019 is proud to welcome these promising individuals as members of our Board of Young Collectors.
Natasha Sidharta is a woman with big passion in the arts and its ecosystem. Growing up around a collection of modern art of Indonesia, she now strive to contribute to the ecosystem of art around her. Not only that she collects contemporary art, but she also takes active roles in several initiatives such as sitting in the board for Jakarta Biennale, being one of Mori Art Museum’s best friends, advising for various projects and exhibitions. Since 2013, she is involved in IndoArtNow, an archival website that promotes and support the art scene in Indonesia. Since 2014, she initiated SAM Funds for the Arts and Ecology, a grant-giving foundation that supports artistic research, archival work, experimentation, projects, translation works and publications. She believes that groundwork research and people’s relationship plays a very important role in nurturing the scene, be it within Indonesia, within Southeast Asia, and internationally. Some of the recent projects that she was involved with includes “Pollination: We’re in this together”, The Factory Contemporary Art Space, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (2018); “SUN SHOWER: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia, 1980s to now“, Mori Art Museum and National Art Centre Tokyo, Japan (2017); “Koneksi-Connectie: Rethinking Home”, Nieuw Dakota, Netherlands (2016) and Handiwirman Saputra’s “Material Matters”, ToLot Heuristic, Tokyo (2015).
Christina Lim is the Executive Director of Bumitama Agri Ltd and the President Commissioner of Harita Securities. In 2016, Christina was named as “Best Executive in Singapore” by AsiaMoney. Aside from her active business life, Christina Lim is an art enthusiast. While building her art collection, she is involved in many initiatives to support the development of Indonesian contemporary art. As a member of Young Presidents’ Organization, she champions art events within the local chapter. Her name is listed in “The Powerhouse Asia”, as one of the influential figures in contemporary art in Asia by COBO. She is one of the Patrons-Director’s Circle at Museum MACAN, Jakarta
Our Board of Young Collectors:
Iwan Kurniawan LUKMINTO
Winda Malika SIREGAR