Contemporary African Art Collection

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 .

Current Exhibitions

Cosmogonies - Une collection africaine - MO.CO - Montpellier
from 07/03/21 to 10/10/21

Comme de longs echos - Domaine de la Garenne Lemot - Loire Atlantique - France
from 05/20/21 to 10/03/21

Expression(s) décoloniale(s) #2 - Château des ducs de Bretagne | Musée d’histoire de Nantes, France
from 05/19/21 to 11/14/21

Nom : Ce qui s’oublie et ce qui reste - Musée de l’immigration, Paris
from 05/19/21 to 08/29/21

Rhizomes - Base Sous-marine de Bordeaux - France
from 03/13/21 to 07/30/21

Zone Franche
from 01/02/21 to 08/08/21

Le Tour du jour en quatre-vingts mondes, CAPC, Bordeaux, France
from 12/15/20 to 02/27/22