Han Nefkens in symposium Collecting Today

On Thursday 13 March, W139 in Amsterdam hosted a symposium on the possibilities and necessity for private support of the contemporary arts, titled ‘Collecting Today: Private Passions, Public ...

Loans H+F Collection in Edwin Zwakman retrospective

Huis Marseille presents the first retrospective of Edwin Zwakman. Two of the seven works by Zwakman in the H+F Collection, on long-term loan to the Centraal Museum, have been included in the exhibition. ...

Loans H+F Collection in Van Gogh Museum

The exhibition of contemporary photography Me, Ophelia at the Van Gogh Museum contains two works from the H+F Collection. Exhibition ...


The H+F Collection has recently expanded its long-term loan to De Pont in Tilburg. Six photos from Roni Horn’s series Still Water and three photos from Esko Männikkö’s series ...


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.