Julia Stoschek’s collection of contemporary art includes installations, photographs, paintings, and sculptures, but the focus is on time-based media, specifically video works from the late 1960s to the present. Shown at a private exhibition space in Düsseldorf, her collection includes work by Ed Atkins, Lynda Benglis, Joan Jonas, Pipilotti Rist, and Bill Viola, among many others. “I am naturally drawn to the moving image, and I consider it to be a defining feature of our time: constantly changing, never standing still,” she told the BMW Art Guide in 2015. Stoschek balances this focus on contemporaneity with attempts to find the interrelations between historical pieces and new art. She collects artists in depth.

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Julia Stoschek

Berlin and Düsseldorf, Germany

Source of wealth:
Industry (automotive supplier)

Collecting area:
Contemporary art, especially time-based media

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Fun fact:

Her advice for first-time buyers? “Follow your instincts and be yourself!” she once told Blouin Artinfo.