The Last Word by Shirin Neshat in Valenciennes

The video The Last Word (2003) by Shirin Neshat from the H+F Collection will be shown in Valenciennes (France) on Friday, January 14 at Le Phénix. Starting time 6.00 p.m., before the show of ...

H+F Curatorial GRANT : Irene Aristizabal

The ‘H+F Curatorial Grant’ 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 ...

First gift by Han Nefkens to an art museum in Spain

The video-installation Double Light – a dialogue between Pipilotti Rist and Joan Miró – will be added to the Foundation’s collection as a result of a donation by writer and ...

New acquisition Boijmans van Beuningen with support H+F Patronage: Apollo by Olaf Nicolai

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen has purchased a ‘football cage’ with the support of Han Nefkens’ H+F Patronage. The art work entitled ‘Apollo’ by the German artist Olaf ...


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.