‘Blue and Red’ by Zhou Tao on show in Boijmans Van Beuningen
The video Blue and Red by the Chinese artist Zhou Tao will be shown in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam from December 5.

In 2013 Zhou Tao was the first winner of the BACC Bangkok Asian Contemporary Art Award organised by the Han Nefkens Foundation. The award included a residency in Bangkok during which Zhou Tao made Blue and Red (2014). The film was made during a turbulent period in Thailand’s political life with violent skirmishes between anti-government demonstrators and the army, a situation that threatened to develop into civil war. Despite this reference, Zhou Tao’s film is not a social or political documentary, but is rather a poetic reflection of everyday reality.

‘Blue and Red’ by Zhou Tao on show in Boijmans Van Beuningen                              

The ArtAids foundation was set up in 2006 at Han Nefkens’ initiative. ArtAids fights AIDS with the power of art as its most important weapon. ArtAids invites leading artists to produce work that is inspired by AIDS and related problems. These works of art are used to raise the public’s consciousness and to encourage their involvement.

Fundació Han Nefkens

The Han Nefkens Foundation is a private non-profit organisation that was set up in Barcelona in 2009 with the aim of promoting the production of contemporary artworks. The mission is to stimulate artistic creation in Barcelona by offering international artists an opportunity to create artworks and interventions in the city, and to promote other fields of contemporary creation.


Han Nefkens started to collect art in 2000. The H+F Collection, named after himself and his partner Felipe, is in long-term loan to various museums in The Netherlands and abroad. Nowadays Han Nefkens is not only active as a collector but also as an initiator of international art projects, often in collaboration with museums and other art institutions.