Rejina Pyo wins Han Nefkens Fashion Award 2012

The Han Nefkens Fashion Award 2012 goes to Rejina Pyo (South Korea). Rejina Pyo recently gained an MA in women’s wear from Central Saint Martins in London. Her graduate collection uniquely combined fluid ...

H+F Curatorial Grant 2012 candidate (reply before 15/12/2011)

The “H+F Curatorial Grant 2012″ is an ambitious and original initiative which allows the FRAC Nord–Pas de Calais (Dunkirk/France) in close partnership with the private collector Han Nefkens ...

Natascha Sadr Haghighian in Capella MACBA Barcelona, ES

# 04 Natascha Sadr Haghighian. De paso 07/07/2011 – 12/12/2011, Capella MACBA, Barcelona The work of Natascha Sadr focuses on the idea of ‘representation’, its significance and its use ...

Silver Carnation for Han Nefkens (with filmed portrait)

On 23 June 2011 Han Nefkens received the Zilveren Anjer (Silver Carnation) 2011 from Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands for his role as a modern patron of the arts and fashion. The Zilveren ...


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.