CHRISTINA LIM

A Heart For Art

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“I EN­JOY bridg­ing the com­mu­ni­ca­tion be­tween the com­pany and in­vest­ment com­mu­nity be­cause I love con­nect­ing with peo­ple and ex­chang­ing knowl­edge,” says Christina Lim, The Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor of Bu­mi­tama Agri Ltd, a crude palm oil pro­ducer.

“I am also a mem­ber of the Board of Ad­vi­sors of the Bu­mi­tama Foun­da­tion, which fo­cuses on ed­u­ca­tion and en­trepreneur­ship within lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties. The foun­da­tion cur­rently funds and man­ages 36 schools which en­rol 3,800 stu­dents in Kal­i­man­tan and Su­ma­tra. Class­room sub­jects range from char­ac­ter first, sci­ence and math­e­mat­ics, to Indonesia and English. My hope is for the foun­da­tion to pro­duce fu­ture lead­ers who are com­pet­i­tive both na­tion­ally and glob­ally.”

Liv­ing a busy life, Christina knows how to bal­ance work and fam­ily, “it is al­ways a chal­lenge jug­gling a full-time job and per­sonal life. My fo­cus is still my fam­ily, even though my daugh­ter and son are al­ready adults. I en­sure I am al­ways there for them, and of course, my hus­band. Since my daugh­ter loves bak­ing, we spend a lot of time in the kitchen on week­ends. Dur­ing the hol­i­days, our house­hold en­joys trav­el­ling to new places, like the last road trip to Nor­way to hike the Fol­ge­fonna glacier and Preikestolen.”

“Speak­ing about work, be­ing able to pri­ori­tise be­tween what is more im­por­tant and not al­lows me to fit more into each day. With the road con­ges­tion in Jakarta, I al­ways spend more time trav­el­ing than I would pre­fer. For­tu­nately, the com­fort and quiet­ness of the BMW 7 se­ries cabin al­lows me to con­tinue my work in the car. What fas­ci­nated me the most, it elegantly crafted with a supreme level of pre­ci­sion and qual­ity crafts­man­ship. It’s an art mas­ter­piece. I rely a lot on BMW for my daily mo­bil­ity since the begin­ning of my ca­reer. I started from the BMW 3

se­ries; the look of the car was very cor­po­rate yet stylish. The ve­hi­cle truly em­bod­ies the per­fect car.”

A mother of two, Christina is an art en­thu­si­ast, “I was in­tro­duced to con­tem­po­rary art by Amalia Wir­jono who had or­ga­nized a trip to Bandung for the Young Pres­i­dents’ Or­ga­ni­za­tion. Our first pur­chase was video art, rather than a work on can­vas, which had sur­prised many of our friends.” Christina also spends her free time at­tend­ing the an­nual Art Jakarta fair, Art Stage in Sin­ga­pore, Art Basel in Hong Kong, as well as vis­it­ing sev­eral lo­cal gal­leries such as CAN’s Gallery, D Gal­lerie, Roh Projects, and Rachel Gallery.

Christina’s love for art made her one of Mu­seum MACAN’s Art Pa­trons. She went to Lon­don for the in­au­gu­ral pa­tron art trip and Ber­lin as a BMW rep­re­sen­ta­tive. BMW x MACAN Pa­tron Art Trip is an ex­clu­sive jour­ney to dis­cover Euro­pean con­tem­po­rary art, “it was a pleas­ant ex­pe­ri­ence. I truly ad­mire BMW’s en­gage­ment in mod­ern and con­tem­po­rary art. I see their part­ner­ship in the Frieze Art Fair in Lon­don as an im­por­tant part of their cul­tural com­mit­ment. Apart from the show­cases, the pres­ence of BMW 8 se­ries at BMW Lounge has made the art fair more as­tound­ing.” “The mu­seum’s di­rec­tor, Aaron Seeto, and Amalia Wir­jono, Mu­seum MACAN’s head of

de­vel­op­ment, ar­ranged for an in­cred­i­ble trip with back-to-back vis­its to gal­leries, mu­se­ums, col­lec­tors’ res­i­dences and artist stu­dios such as Damien Hirst’s stu­dio out­side Lon­don and Ai Wei Wei’s stu­dio in Ber­lin” says Christina.

Dur­ing the art trip, Christina vis­ited sev­eral im­por­tant and ex­clu­sive stu­dios and res­i­dences in Lon­don and Ber­lin such as Ta­tiana Trouvé at Ga­lerie Kamel Men­nour, Zeng Fanzhi “In the Stu­dio’, Damien Hirst stu­dio, Ai Wei­wei stu­dio, Ola­fur Elias­son stu­dio, pri­vate col­lec­tion visit of Chris­tian and Karen Boros, also Samm­lung Hoff­man pri­vate col­lec­tions and Anette Kelm ex­hi­bi­tion Light Dou­ble.

“The BMW x MACAN Pa­tron Art Trip has been an eye opener for me and I am re­ally im­pressed that BMW as the lux­ury car brand are re­ally sup­port­ive in mod­ern and con­tem­po­rary art de­vel­op­ment ” says Christina, who also adores In­done­sian con­tem­po­rary artists Indiegueril­las, Eko Nu­groho, En­tang Wi­harso, and Oky Rey Mon­tha.

christina lim at Frieze art Fair

Frieze art Fair crowd 4 Pan­de­mo­nia

christina lim, aaron seeto, and amalia wir­jono

bmw x mu­seum macan Pa­tron art triP team

christina lim For bmw

bmw For Frieze art Fair

bmw 8 se­ries back ex­te­rior

christina lim For bmw

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