THE FUTURE BEGINS HERE, inaugural exhibition Frac Nord-Pas de Calais

The inaugural exhibition ‘The Future Begins Here’ in the Frac Nord-Pas de Calais in Dunkirk, France, is an opportunity for visitors to discover the collection of the Frac. This collection, which joins ...

Winners of Han Nefkens Fashion on the Edge Award announced

A jury of experts, including the fashion-duo Viktor&Rolf and Karin Swerink, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue, have awarded the prize to six young fashion designers. They are each creating a new work on the ...

A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes, Fashion and Chess

From October 19, 2013 until April 18, 2014, the World Chess Hall of Fame in Saint Louis, Missouri, US, will present A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes, Fashion and Chess, an exhibition exploring the archetypes ...

‘We Fragment, Collect and Narrate’, exhibition at Cultuurcentrum Mechelen, Belgium (05-10 / 15-12-2013)

This exhibition is curated by Sayoko Nakahara, H+F Curatorial Grant 2012-2013 at FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais. Collecting various information and materials fragmented by computers, people narrate their own ...


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.