The Jean Pigozzi African Art Collection

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 22 sub-Saharan African countries. Curated up to 2008 by André Magnin, now an independent curator and art dealer, the Jean Pigozzi Collection of African Art 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 45 artworks to the MoMA in New York.

The collection is currently based in Geneva, and does not yet have a permanent exhibition venue.
This website presents a selection of artists and works in the collection, it does not feature the whole collection. works to the MoMA in New York.

In 2008, Jean Pigozzi also started collecting contemporary Japanese art, the collection is presented on .

Current Exhibitions

Afrofuturism: A History of Black Futures- National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington DC
from 24/03/2023 to 24/03/2024

Chroniques du vivant – Winery de Château Fleur de Lisse, Saint-Hippolyte, France
from 05/05/2023 to 30/09/2023

Expression(s) décoloniale(s) #3 – Château des ducs de Bretagne, Musée d’histoire de Nantes, France
from 13/05/2023 to 12/11/2023

Constellations – Musée d’art moderne, Céret, France
from 13/05/2023 to 26/11/2023

Body Langage – agnès b.’s Collection – la Fab, Paris
from 09/06/2023 to 22/10/2023

Rigobert Nimi — Œuvres in situ, MaMo, Centre d’art de la Cité Radieuse, Marseille
from 15/07/2023 to 01/10/2023

Upcoming Exhibitions

Chéri Samba dans la collection Jean Pigozzi – Musée Maillol, Paris
from 17/10/2023 to 21/04/2024