Yoyo Maeght – Biography

Who is Yoyo Maeght

Yoyo Maeght operates mainly in the art world.

Yoyo Maeght grew up among artists and poets: Miró, Calder, Chagall, Giacometti, Prévert, Malraux, Aragon... who transmitted to him a completely unique artistic sensitivity.

His grandfather, Aimé Maeght, creator of the Maeght Foundation, bequeathed him his audacity, his determination and his passion for all forms of art. She was a director of the Maeght Foundation, of the Maeght Gallery and CEO of Maeght Éditeur.

His passion for modern and contemporary art, his expertise and his desire to promote culture lead him to organize exhibitions for museums and art centers, both in France and abroad, Business Manager in the cultural and artistic domain, between private and public.

Yoyo Maeght is a gallery owner, publisher, exhibition curator, magistrate, teacher and author of books including the best seller La Saga Maeght.

Yoyo Maeght designs exhibitions for which she curates, selects works, designs and oversees editorial catalogs. It organizes communication and promotion by bringing together sponsors, partners and media around its projects.

Very present on social networks, its broadcasts are followed by several thousand Internet users.

Yoyo Maeght is behind more than fifty international exhibitions.

In the 1980s, well before the fall of the Berlin Wall, she was the first to organize exhibitions in Czechoslovakia: Miró, Braque, Calder in Prague but also Aki Kuroda at the Bratislava museum. She initiated the first Miró exhibition in Türkiye. She collaborates on retrospectives presented by the most important international museums and art centers: Center Pompidou in Paris, Royal Academy in London, Munster Museum in Germany, Pera Museum in Istanbul, Museum of the Imperial City of Beijing, TS1 Art Center in Beijing or the Dolan Museum in Shanghai...

Yoyo Maeght is carrying out, both in terms of organization, staging and communication, the exhibition Giacometti & Maeght, twenty years of friendship which will be the greatest success in the history of the Marguerite and Aimé Foundation Maeght of Saint-Paul-de-Vence.

Exhibitions designed or produced by Yoyo Maeght (Selection)

  • Gasiorowski - Retrospective Center Pompidou, Paris
  • Maeght and his artists - Royal Academy of Art, London, Great Britain

  • Aki Kuroda - National Galleries of Art, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
  • Joan Miró - Pera Museum, Istanbul, Türkiye

  • Giacometti & Maeght - Maeght Foundation, Saint-Paul-de-Vence

  • Pablo Palazuelo - Pinacoteca de Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • The adventure of modernity - Picasso Graphikmuseum, Münster, Germany

  • Georges Braque - National Gallery, Yerevan, Armenia
  • Aki Kuroda - Dolan Museum, Shanghai, China
  • Joan Miró - Hakone Open Air Museum, Japan
  • Alexander Calder - City Hall, Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Aki Kuroda - Museum of Imperial City, Beijing, China
  • Joan Miró - Taormina Cultural Center, Italy
  • To the east - TS1 Art Center, Beijing, China
  • Maeght Editeur - French Cultural Center, Istanbul, Türkiye
  • A collection in the 20th century - ELAC, Lyon
  • Joan Miró - Paris

  • Gérard Gasiorowski - Carré d’Art Museum, Nîmes
  • A XX century collection - National Museum, Yokohama, Japan
  • Max Neumann - Essen Museum, Germany
  • Manolo Valdes - Maeght Foundation, Saint-Paul-de-Vence

  • Aki Kuroda, Sidéral Blue - Bouvet-Ladubay Art Center, Saumur
  • Thierry Lefort, Fahrenheit - Paris

  • Jacques Monory - Richard Taittinger Gallery, New York, USA
  • Aki Kuroda - Lapidary Museum, Avignon
  • Aki Kuroda, Happy Boy in Manhattan - Galerie Richard Taittinger, New York, USA

  • Thierry Lefort, Fahrenheit - Paris


Yoyo Maeght is the author of numerous books including: Maeght, la passion de l'Art Vivant, published by Editions de La Martinière, or Maeght, L'Art et la Vie, published by Editions Gallimard and the bestseller La Saga Maeght. Author of prefaces to exhibition catalogs, she also writes texts in more unexpected works such as: Europe à la Carte, published by Editions du Cherche Midi or Albert Ayler, testimonies on a holy ghost published by Le Mot and the rest. ..

the maeght foundation art and life books by yoyo maeght

books by yoyo maeght

In The Maeght Saga, Yoyo Maeght retraces the public and intimate adventure of his extraordinary family.

the marght saga by yoyo maeght

The book La Saga Maeght by Yoyo Maeght, with dedication. Link here

The Maeght Saga is above all a tribute to his grandfather.

She follows in the footsteps of her grandfather, this little kid from the North, orphaned by the war of 14-18, who became friends with the greatest artists of the 20th century. Gifted, visionary, gallery owner, publisher, patron, he built an artistic empire and created, for and with artists, the Maeght Foundation in Saint-Paul-de-Vence. She also talks about the fractures that will tear her family apart.

Yoyo delivers memories of a chaotic childhood lived in a whirlwind of openings, parties, exhibitions, projects, failures and successes, between Paris, Saint-Paul-de-Vence and New York. She recounts with amusement the complicity that connects her to Miró, Chagall, Braque, Prévert, Montand, Giacometti and all those who guided her steps from her childhood.

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Social networks

Yoyo Maeght's broadcasts can be seen on:


Yoyo Maeght is co-author of Maeght a family story for Dock en Stock productions, a 52' documentary broadcast on Arte. To evoke Maeght's human adventure, she draws on the abundant archives created by Aimé Maeght, including numerous filmed documents.

Judiciary - Teaching

In 2003, Yoyo Maeght became a magistrate, consular judge at the Paris Commercial Court where she presided over the 14th and then the 12th chambers, specializing in handling business difficulties. In 2020, she joined the Specialized Mediation Center, EQUI-T.

Yoyo Maeght provides courses with various structures and schools such as Drouot Formation, IESA - Institut Supérieur des Arts, the EAC group, La Sorbonne and ICART.

Awards and Recognition

  • Medal of the City of Paris
  • Montblanc Culture Prize
  • Knight in the National Order of Merit


Interview with Yoyo Maeght, gallerist publisher and exhibition curator carried out by IESA art&culture and Connaissance des Arts