The Jean Pigozzi African Art Collection

The Jean Pigozzi African Art Collection 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

Cité internationale de la langue française, château de Villers-Cotterêts, France
from 20/11/2023 to 20/11/2033

Hot Flux – Modern and Contemporary Photography in Taiwan and Africa, Tainan Art Museum
from 28/11/2023 to 28/04/2024

Then I Knew I Was Good at Painting’: Esther Mahlangu. A Retrospective – Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
from 18/02/2024 to 11/08/2024

Upcoming Exhibitions

2024 Venice Biennale “Foreigners Everywhere” – Giardini / Arsenale, Venice, Italy
from 20/04/2024 to 24/11/2024

When We See Us, Kunstmuseum Basel | Gegenwart, Switzerland
from 25/05/2024 to 27/10/2024