‘Setting the Scene’, an exhibition in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

What are the differences between design and the visual arts? And how far apart are they? Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is arranging a meeting between the two disciplines. The exhibition features seven ...

‘La La La Human Steps’ in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, from February 7 until May 25 2015

The major spring exhibition ‘La La La Human Steps’ in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen features a hundred works of art from the museum’s collection. They all deal with la condition humaine: human ...

Han Nefkens donates dresses by Viktor&Rolf to Boijmans Van Beuningen

Han Nefkens purchased three looks from the new Viktor&Rolf haute couture collection and will donate them to Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam. See below for the video of the Spring/Summer ...

Indian artist Anup Mathew Thomas, winner of the 2015 Han Nefkens Foundation – BACC Award for Contemporary Art!

We are pleased to announce Indian artist Anup Mathew Thomas as the winner of the second Han Nefkens Foundation – BACC Award for Contemporary Art. This biannual award seeks to encourage artists in Asia ...


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.