BMW Art Guide by Independent Collectors

INGRID AND THOMAS JOCHHEIM

Ingrid and Thomas Jochheim Collection – Berlin, Germany

Thomas und Ingrid Jochheim, Photo by Robert Schnittko ©Ingrid and Thomas Jochheim Collection
Thomas und Ingrid Jochheim, Photo by Robert Schnittko ©Ingrid and Thomas Jochheim Collection

The collector couple describes the discovery process, which has led them to around 700 artworks to date, as emotional. Niki de Saint Phalle and Christo are represented alongside equally well-known contemporaries such as Ólafur Elíasson, Tomás Saraceno, Jonathan Meese, and Michael Sailstorfer. The Jochheims value the dialogue they have with those artists. Their works became a permanent fixture in the couple’s lives between Recklinghausen and Berlin, where the collection has also been open to the public since 2013.

What was the first work of art you acquired? (And since when do you collect art?)
We have been married 45 years and bought our first lithograph about 42 years ago to decorate our new home. We were far from having a collection.

What was your motivation to start a collection?
Over the years we acquired quite a few, interest grew and, about 35 years ago, a collection was born. So it just happened.

John Chamberlain Teil eines gepressten Autos, 1978 Metall, 90 x 50 x 40 - below: Günther Uecker Adidas Schuh 19.72 Terracotta und Nägel 32 x 10 x10 cm ©Ingrid and Thomas Jochheim Collection, Photo: Claus Rottenbacher
John Chamberlain Teil eines gepressten Autos, 1978 Metall, 90 x 50 x 40 - below: Günther Uecker Adidas Schuh 19.72 Terracotta und Nägel 32 x 10 x10 cm ©Ingrid and Thomas Jochheim Collection, Photo: Claus Rottenbacher
Jeff Koons Balloon Venus 2014 painted Resin, 65x 30 x 20x cm ©Ingrid and Thomas Jochheim Collection, Photo: Claus Rottenbacher
Jeff Koons Balloon Venus 2014 painted Resin, 65x 30 x 20x cm ©Ingrid and Thomas Jochheim Collection, Photo: Claus Rottenbacher
Tomás Saraceno Canis Mayor, 2016 Metall, Polyester Rope, black Panels 3 Moduls 72 x 106 x 92 cm 2 Moduls 82 x 105 x 60 cm - below: Christo Mastaba, Project for Abu Dhabi, 1978 Zeichnung auf Papier in 2 Teilen 244 x 106,5 244 x 38 cm ©Ingrid and Thomas Jochheim Collection, Photo: Claus Rottenbacher
Tomás Saraceno Canis Mayor, 2016 Metall, Polyester Rope, black Panels 3 Moduls 72 x 106 x 92 cm 2 Moduls 82 x 105 x 60 cm - below: Christo Mastaba, Project for Abu Dhabi, 1978 Zeichnung auf Papier in 2 Teilen 244 x 106,5 244 x 38 cm ©Ingrid and Thomas Jochheim Collection, Photo: Claus Rottenbacher

How has collecting changed your approach to art?
The interaction with art, artists, gallery owners and museum directors became more and more important for us in the exchange. It opens the mind, the view, brings tolerance and vision. Everything has found expression in our daily life.

How do you find new works that fit your collection and its concept?
By chance, we came into contact with post-war art at the time, the Nouveaux Réalistes, Pop Art. Both fascinated us, and still do today. So these have become our main paths, but we also collect young art. We just look at a lot of things and make our choices.

How did you hear about the BMW Art Guide by Independent Collectors?
We learned about Independent Collectors from Professor Dr. Thomas Girst, who is responsible for the art and culture engagement for BMW worldwide. We also interviewed collectors who are already represented and decided to join.

Why did you decide to open your collection to the public?
We decided to share our passion and the artworks. Shared joy is double joy, as the saying goes. We can confirm that.
We love to visit other private collections and exchange ideas, even if the content is different from ours.

Installation view ©Ingrid and Thomas Jochheim Collection, Photo: Claus Rottenbacher
Installation view ©Ingrid and Thomas Jochheim Collection, Photo: Claus Rottenbacher

Collectors (66)

Michał Borowik

Michał Borowik Collection – Warsaw, Poland

Bernardo Paz

Instituto Inhotim – Centro de Arte Contemporânea e Jardim Botânico – Brumadinho, Brazil

Tony Salamé

Aïshti Foundation – Beirut, Lebanon

Nadia & Rajeeb Samdani

Samdani Art Foundation (SAF), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Lord David Cholmondeley

Houghton Hall – King's Lynn, Great Britain

Galila Barzilaï-Hollander

Galila's P.O.C., Brussels, Belgium

Martin Margulies

The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse – Miami, United States of America

Christine and Andrew Hall

Hall Art Foundation - Reading, USA & Derneburg, Germany

Qiao Zhibing

TANK Shanghai and Qiao Space - Shanghai, China

Christen Sveaas

Kistefos Museet, Jevnaker, Norway

Noemi Givon

Givon Art Forum – Tel Aviv, Israel

Michael Buxton

Buxton Contemporary - Melbourne, Australia

Seth Stolbun

The Stolbun Collection – Houston, USA

Jochen Zeitz

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) - Cape Town, Africa

Dominique & Sylvain Levy

DSLCollection – Paris, France

Andrea von Goetz

Sammlung Blankenburg – Hamburg, Germany

Gordon Elliott

The Elliott Eyes Collection - Sydney, Australia

The Vague Space

Christian Kaspar Schwarm on the first solo presentation of his collection at the Weserburg Bremen

Anita Zabludowicz

Zabludowicz Collection – London, United Kingdom

Anastasios A. Gkekas

The Office Collection - Nicosia, Cyprus

Rik Reinking

WAI - Woods Art Institute, Wentorf bei Hamburg, Germany

Maria Didrichsen

Didrichsen Art Museum – Helsinki, Finland

João Carlos de Figueiredo Ferraz

Instituto Figueiredo Ferraz (IFF) - São Paulo, Brazil

Julia Stoschek

Julia Stoschek Collection – Dusseldorf, Germany

Maurizio Morra Greco

Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples, Italy

Christian & Karen Boros

Sammlung Boros – Berlin, Germany

Timo Miettinen

Salon Dahlmann – Berlin, Germany

Marli Hoppe-Ritter

Sammlung Marli Hoppe-Ritter – Waldenbuch, Germany

Désiré Feuerle

The Feuerle Collection – Berlin, Germany

Gudrun & Bernd Wurlitzer

Wurlitzer Pied A Terre Collection – Berlin, Germany

Corbett Lyon

Lyon Housemuseum – Melbourne, Australia

Geert Verbeke-Lens

Verbeke Foundation – Kemzeke, Belgium

László Vass

Vass Collection – Veszprém, Hungary

Daisuke Miyatsu

Dream House – Ichikawa, Japan

Samara Walbohm & Joe Shlesinger

Scrap Metal Gallery – Toronto, Canada

Charles Riva

Charles Riva Collection – Brussels, Belgium

Venke & Rolf Hoff

KaviarFactory – Lofoten, Norway

Alain Servais

Servais Family Collection – Brussels, Belgium

Ivo Wessel

Sammlung Ivo Wessel - Berlin, Germany

Ramin Salsali

Salsali Private Museum – Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Vittorio Gaddi

Collezione Nunzia e Vittorio Gaddi – Lucca, Italy

Miguel Leal Rios

Fundação Leal Rios – Lisbon, Portugal

Gertraud and Dieter Bogner

Kunstraum Buchberg – Gars am Kamp, Austria

Bob Rennie

Rennie Collection at Wing Sang – Vancouver, Canada

Heiner Wemhöner

Sammlung Wemhöner – Herford, Germany

Lin Han

M WOODS – Beijing, China

Kenny Goss

The Goss-Michael Foundation – Dallas, USA

Karsten Schmitz

Arbeitswohnung Federkiel – Leipzig, Germany

Devon Dikeou

The Dikeou Collection - Denver, USA

Thomas Olbricht

ME Collectors Room Berlin/Stiftung Olbricht – Berlin, Germany

Mera & Donald Rubell

Rubell Family Collection – Miami, USA

Pétur Arason

Safn – Berlin, Germany / Reykjavík, Iceland

Steffen Hildebrand

G2 Kunsthalle – Leipzig, Germany

Rafaela Seppälä

RKF Collection – Helsinki, Finland

Frédéric de Goldschmidt

Frédéric de Goldschmidt – Brussels, Belgium

Daniel Teo

The Private Museum – Singapore, Singapore

Claudio Cosma

Sensus – Luoghi per l’arte Contemporanea – Florence, Italy

Michał Borowik

Michał Borowik Collection – Warsaw, Poland

Herbert Gerisch

Herbert-Gerisch-Stiftung - Neumünster, Germany

José Berardo

Museu Coleção Berardo – Lisbon, Portugal

Bärbel Grässlin and Karola Kraus

Sammlung Grässlin - St. Georgen, Germany

Joëlle and Eric Romba

Rocca Stiftung – Berlin, Germany

Myriam and Amaury de Solages

Maison Particulière – Brussels, Belgium

Friedrich Gräfling

Sammlung Fiede - Aschaffenburg, Germany