‘Blue and Red’ by Zhou Tao also at Beaufort Beyond Borders in Belgium

Blue and Red, a video by Zhou Tao commissioned by the first Han Nefkens – BACC Asian Contemporary Art Award, can been seen this summer at Beaufort Beyond Borders in Belgium. This intriguing film ...

‘The End of Black Mamba’, a video by Cyrus Kabiru, will be shown at Beaufort 2015 in Belgium.

This recently by Han Nefkens for his Han Nefkens H+F Collection acquired video is the first in a series of short documentaries about the decline in usage of the fixed speed bicycle in Kenya. Cyrus Kabiru ...

Two important works by Felix Gonzales-Torres go to Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Two works by Felix Gonzales-Torres from the Han Nefkens H+F Collection are given in long term loan to Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam. Felix Gonzales-Torres, who died of AIDS in 1996, anchored ...

A screening of Zhou Tao’s Blue and Red at ‘Nuit des bains’ in Genève

The MEG (Musée d’ethnographie de Genève) presents Zhou Tao’s Blue and Red, winner of the Han Nefkens/BACC Asian Art Award 2014. Blue and Red shifts its gaze from public squares in the city centers ...


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.