Chinese artist Zhou Tao, winner of the Han Nefkens Foundation – BACC Award

Chinese artist Zhou Tao (Changsha, 1976) has been named winner of the first Han Nefkens Foundation BACC Award for Contemporary Art. This newly created award aims to promote young artists who live and work ...

Iman Issa wins the first Han Nefkens Foundation-MACBA Award

18th December 2012 Iman Issa (Cairo, 1979) has been unanimously named winner of the first Han Nefkens Foundation-MACBA Award for Contemporary Art. The award was set up in 2011 as an initiative of Barcelona-based ...

Une fenêtre suffit… (A window will suffice…)

The video The Last Word by Shirin Neshat from Han Nefkens H+F Collection will be shown in the exhibition ‘Une fenêtre suffit…’ (A window will suffice…) from January 15 to February 22, ...

Huis Marseille at Paris Photo

Huis Marseille is one of the three museums invited to present a selection of their collections at Paris Photo. From Han Nefkens H+F Collection photographs by Rinko Kawauchi and Luisa Lambri are exhibited. ...


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.