Audemars Piguet Contemporary commissions international artists to create contemporary artworks, fostering a global community of creators. Audemars Piguet believes in the power of contemporary art to connect and be connected.

Its patronage resonates with the talented artisan community that the Manufacture has supported and grown in the Vallée de Joux, where the company has been rooted since 1875.

Audemars Piguet accompanies each commission process from inception to development to exhibition and builds experiences for audiences to engage with the work around the world. The resulting artworks belong to the artists and contribute to their body of work.

Cao Fei drawing in the context of Isle of Instability
Ryoji Ikeda's data-verse 2 projected on a large screen

Audemars Piguet Contemporary engages with and commissions artworks in two ways.

Under Studio Audemars Piguet, artists develop ambitious artworks across a variety of scales and media alongside the manufacturer’s curatorial team, which enables them to explore new territories in their practice.

Under the Audemars Piguet Art Commission, the brand’s biennial competition, an artist—not yet internationally recognized—is selected to develop a large-scale artwork with an invited curator.

As with mechanical watches, commissioned artworks are about more than what you see. These works are sensitive to our ever-changing world. They are an opportunity for new creation, bringing together audiences and leading to conversations that go beyond first impressions.

One of Sun Xun's woodcut prints composed of an abstract representation of a horse surrounded by planets

International exhibitions of commissioned artworks

Artists Audemars Piguet Contemporary worked with

Year Audemars Piguet Contemporary was established

Sky view of Tomás Saraceno's Albedo composed of out-turned umbrellas laid-out on Miami Beach.