Burger Collection is a private collection of contemporary art initiated in the mid-1990s with emphases in Euro-American, Indian, and Asian art. Currently, it includes more than 1200 works by some 200 artists. Since 2005 the inventory of works of Burger Collection are available for view at www.burgercollection.org. In 2009 the collection began its own exhibition and research project. Key concerns of the collection are the cultivation of artistic dialogue by attracting an interested audience, maintaining a responsible and dynamic approach to the works, and developing a future vision for the collection.
Not just an ensemble of works, Burger Collection also engages in arts patronage, and has helped make possible the realization of various outstanding artistic endeavors. To see a selection of these projects please click here. Burger Collection is the patron of Para/Site (Hong Kong), KHOJ Alternative Space (New Delhi), Kunsthalle Zürich, Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong Museum of Art, C&G Artpartment (Hong Kong), Swiss Institute (New York), Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University, and the Asia Society Hong Kong Center.
In recent years, works from the Burger Collection have been lent amongst others to institutions such as Fundacio Antoni Tapiès, Barcelona, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, North Carolina, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Hamburger Kunstverein, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Lyon, Serpentine Gallery, London, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art, National Gallery, London, Tate Modern, London, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Art Space, New Zealand, Venice Biennale, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Singapore Art Museum, São Paulo Biennial, Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Art Institute of Chicago and Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo MUAC, Mexico.