Update on ‘Decollecting’

Update on ‘Decollecting’ Annette Schemmel, the first winner of the H+F Curatorial Grant, started work at the FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais in October 2007. Schemmel’s project ‘Decollecting’ ...

Hatakeyama’s Slow Glass at De Pont

De Pont has again mounted one of its long-term loans from the H+F Collection: the series of photos titled Slow Glass by Naoya Hatakeyama. Works from the H+F Collection by Angela Bulloch and Robert ...

Jeff Wall on long-term loan to the Boijmans

The H+F Collection recently gave Jeff Wall’s Children on long-term loan to the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam (NL). Children, which consists of 9 circular light boxes with transparencies, ...

Parts and the Whole in Barcelona

On 30 October, Parts and the Whole, an exhibition of photos from the H+F Collection, was opened al Colectania in Barcelona. Exhibition ...


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.