Contemporary African Art Collection

The Contemporary African Art Collection (CAAC) 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.
The collection is 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 .



Current Exhibitions

Shula Monsengo, Afrique – Lelo kino lobi, Brazza-Art-Galerie, Brazzaville, Congo
Until tomorrow

Life Through Extraordinary Mirrors, October Gallery, London, UK
from 09/12/19 to 11/23/19

The Way She Looks: A History of Female Gazes in African Portraiture - Ryerson Image Center, Toronto, Canada
from 09/11/19 to 12/08/19

BISENGO, JP Mika - MAGNIN-A, Paris, France
from 09/07/19 to 11/30/19

Nous sommes contemporains, L’ar[T]senal, Dreux, France
from 08/31/19 to 03/01/20

Sous l’oeil de Malick Sidibé (Et un chant contre le sida) - Musée Barbier-Mueller, Genève, Suisse
from 06/19/19 to 01/12/20

Prête-moi ton rêve - Casablanca, Dakar, Abidjan, Lagos, Addis Abeba, Cape Town
from 06/18/19 to 06/17/20

The past the present and the in between, Pavillon Mozambique - 58th Biennale di Venezia 2019, Italy
from 05/11/19 to 11/24/19

Rothko in Lampedusa - Palazzo Querini, Venice, Italy
from 05/11/19 to 11/24/19



Upcoming Exhibitions

Omar Victor Diop au Festival Vagamondes, Omar Victor Diop, La Filature, Mulhouse, France
from 01/14/20 to 02/23/20

« COURANTS DE CONSCIENCE » (« STREAMS OF CONSCIOUSNESS »), Rencontres de Bamako 2019, Mali
from 11/30/19 to 01/31/20

AKAA 2019, Also Known As Africa - Le Carreau du Temple, Paris, France
from 11/09/19 to 11/11/19