The Jean Pigozzi Collection of African Art is a private collection created in 1989 by Italian business man, Jean Pigozzi. It includes several thousand artworks featuring paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, installations and videos from contemporary artists living in sub-Saharan African countries. Curated up to 2008 by André Magnin, now an independant curator and art dealer, the CAAC is regularly acquiring new pieces, adding new artists and lending works to major art institutions and museums around the world.
In 2019 Jean Pigozzi donated some 40 artworks to the MoMA in New York.
The collection is currently based in Geneva, and does not have a permanent exhibition venue.
In 2008, Jean Pigozzi also started collecting contemporary Japanese art, the collection is presented on japigozzicollection.com .
African Avant-Garde: Aboudia and Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Jamestown Arts Center, Rhode Island, USA
from 05/08/21 to 06/26/21
Papiers de société, Texaf Bilembo, Kinshasa, RDC
from 04/16/21 to 05/30/21
EX-AFRICA Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, France
from 02/09/21 to 06/27/21
Le Tour du jour en quatre-vingts mondes, CAPC, Bordeaux, France
from 12/15/20 to 02/27/22
Expression(s) décoloniale(s) #2 - Château des ducs de Bretagne | Musée d’histoire de Nantes, France
from 05/19/21 to 11/14/21