The Marseillaise / fifteen years of collecting, an exhibition at Huis Marseille

With the exhibition ‘The Marseillaise / fifteen years of collecting’, September 13 / December 7, 2014, Els Barents will be stepping down as the director of Huis Marseille, museum for photography ...

Viktor & Rolf creation goes straight from Paris catwalk to museum

The Viktor & Rolf haute couture collection that was presented yesterday evening in Paris will also be on exhibit at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen this autumn. Patron Han Nefkens has acquired a look ...

Gerald Van Der Kaap: Amsterdam, Bangkok, Xiamen, works from the Han Nefkens H+F Collection

26/06 until 31/08 2014 La Virreina Lab, Barcelona, Spain An exhibition of recent works by Gerald Van Der Kaap, curated by Hilde Teerlinck Gerald Van Der Kaap (Enschede, the Netherlands, 1959) has always ...

Green Sun. An exhibition in Bangkok by Tao Zhou, winner of the 1st Han Nefkens – BACC Contemporary Art Award

In 2012, the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre and the Han Nefkens Foundation began working with leading figures from the Asian art scene to decide on the winner of the inaugural Han Nefkens Foundation – ...


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.