Maja Hoffmann photo portrait
Maja Hoffmann


Maja Hoffmann is a contemporary art collector, and a supporter and producer of international art, film, publishing and environmental projects. She is the Founder of the LUMA Foundation (2004) whose aim is to launch and produce cultural and art projects worldwide. It also supports a number of art-based international initiatives and institutional projects, such as Kunsthalle Zurich and Kunsthalle Basel, the Fotomuseum Winterthur, the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the Venice Biennale and Artangel and the Serpentine Gallery in London. The LUMA Foundation is currently developing a new contemporary art centre in the Parc des Ateliers in Arles (France) that brings together artists, researchers, and creators from every field to collaborate on multi-disciplinary works and exhibitions. 

She is President of the Kunsthalle Zurich Foundation, and Vice-President of the Council of the Emanuel Hoffmann-Stiftung in Basel. She is also a Board Member of the New Museum of Contemporary Art and the Bard College Center for Curatorial Studies at Annandale-on-Hudson in New York State. She holds no other public appointments in the UK.

Appointment information

Appointed by: Prime Minister
Reppointment: 28 June 2014
Term expires: 27 June 2018

Other Membership:

  • International Council 
  • Collection Committee