COVER at the AMC

In cooperation with the Academic Medical Centre (University of Amsterdam), ArtAids presents five series of photographs by Viviane Sassen and Martine Stig. The series, commissioned by ArtAids, present ...

Heralded as the new black

The oeuvre of the British artist Ryan Gander (Chester, 1976) includes objects, installations, texts and appropriated works. It is a rich and multifaceted body of works, which is in constant flux. In ...

The video organism of Pipilotti Rist

The plan of the exhibition Elixir resembles an organism with a stomach, a heart and lungs. Within this organism Pipilotti Rist (Zurich, 1962) is showing nine video installations amid undulating semi-transparent ...

Launch of ArtAids Spain

On 29 January 2009, the Spanish branch of Han Nefkens’ ArtAids Foundation will be launched in Barcelona. In the course of 2009, ArtAids Spain will develop its first project, From the Outside ...


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.