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 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 some 40 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

Africa Fashion, Victoria & Albert Museum South-Kensington, London, UK
from 02/07/2022 to 16/04/2023

When We See Us, ZEITZ MOCAA, Cape Town – South-Africa
from 18/11/2022 to 31/08/2023

African Portraits, Ritratti Africani, Magazzino delle Idee, Trieste, Italy
from 17/02/2023 to 11/06/2023