Candidate 2012: Sayoko Nakahara

Sayoko Nakahara (Born in Japan, Lives and works in London) was selected by Hilde Teerlinck (Director of the FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais) and Han Nefkens as the new H+F Curatorial candidate. She will become ...

Han Nefkens winner of the 2012 Award for International Private Art Collecting

Han Nefkens has been named the winner of the 2012 Award for International Private Art Collecting, organised each year by the Friends of ARCO Association. The Award recognises Han Nefkens’ commitment ...

Forgive me for what I have not done: new Otto Berchem work commissioned by H+F Collection

American artist Otto Berchem (1967), who lives in Amsterdam, has created a new work commissioned by the H+F Collection of writer and patron Han Nefkens. The work is entitled Forgive me for what I have ...

Han Nefkens Foundation MACBA Award for Contemporary Art

Han Nefkens and Bartomeu Marí, director of the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), signed an agreement to establish the Han Nefkens Foundation MACBA Award for Contemporary Art. This award, ...


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.