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Monique Burger

Patronage in the Expanded Field

By Elaine W. Ng

Collector and philanthropist Monique Burger and Burger Collection curator Daniel Kurjakovi at Cattle Depot Artist Village in Kowloon, Hong Kong. 

Photo by Jonathan Leijonhufvud for ArtAsiaPacific

Monique Burger does not live with any artworks in her two-bedroom Hong Kong apartment. Nor did this graceful, Swiss-born collector grow up surrounded by art. Remarkably, however, the Burger Collection, which she and her husband Max have amassed over the last 20 years, contains roughly 2,000 pieces by contemporary artists from around the world. In a…

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