New acquisition H+F Fashion on the Edge (gift from the artist)

Recently Alet Pilon donated this ‘Black Lady’ from the series ‘Not Yet’ (2010) to H+F Fashion on the Edge. Alet Pilon has a longstanding fascination with dead animals. For many ...

Mexican writer wins Han Nefkens Foundation Creative Writing Grant

Mexican writer Eduardo Ruiz Sosa wins the first Han Nefkens Foundation Creative Writing Grant A novel in the form of an anatomical treatise in which a series of characters attempt to re-examine their ...

Anri Sala in Centre Pompidou, Paris (till August 6)

1395 Days Without Red – a film project co-supported by Han Nefkens – was conceived, developed and filmed as a collaborative project by Šejla Kamerić and Anri Sala. This joint project has ...

Olafur Eliasson – Notion Motion at DEAF2012 exhibition

The DEAF2012 exhibition (May 17 – June 3), part of the Dutch Electronic Art Festival in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, will feature Notion Motion (2005) by the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. ...


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.