Contemporary African Art Collection by Jean Pigozzi


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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

Sur le trottoir du Savoir - Baudouin Mouanda, ENSAPM, Paris, France
from 05/20/16 to 07/09/16
Disguise: Masks and Global African Art, Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA
from 04/29/16 to 09/18/16
Lumières d'Afriques, Donwahi Foundation, Abidjan, Ivory Coast
from 04/27/16 to 06/06/16
Romuald Hazoumé, Gagosian Gallery Paris, France
from 04/19/16 to 07/16/16
Seydou Keïta, Grand Palais, Paris, France
from 03/31/16 to 07/11/16
Making Africa - A Continent of Contemporary Design, CCCB, Barcelona, Spain
from 03/23/16 to 08/28/16
Magic and Power Of Magic Carpets and Drones, Marta Herford Museum, Germany
from 02/27/16 to 06/05/16
Chroniques d’une renaissance, Musée de l'Homme, Paris, France
from 10/17/15 to 06/13/16

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, London, UK
from 10/06/16 to 10/09/16
Unter Waffen. Fire and Forget 2, Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
from 09/09/16 to 01/08/17
The Great Animal Orchestra, Fondation Cartier Paris, France
from 07/02/16 to 01/08/17
Making & Unmaking, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK
from 06/19/16 to 09/18/16

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