Iman Issa – Heritage Studies, an exhibition at MACBA, Barcelona

Iman Issa (Cairo, 1979), unanimous winner of the 1st Han Nefkens Foundation – MACBA Contemporary Art Award in 2012, presents now five new works from Heritage Studies series at MACBA. With this award, ...

Zhou Tao’s ‘Blue and Red’ wins prize at the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany

Zhou Tao’s Blue and Red has won the First Prize of the Jury of the Ministry for Family, Children, Youth, Culture and Sport of North Rhine-Westphalia at the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen ...

Zhou Tao, Blue and Red: A Screening with Christopher Phillips

On Thursday, May 7, Zhou Tao’s Blue and Red will be shown at the Columbia University in New York. Blue and Red, commissioned by the first Han Nefkens – BACC Asian Contemporary Art Award, investigates ...

VIDEO-REGIME. Collectors in the Audiovisual Era

From 13 February to 11 May 2015, LOOP Barcelona presents VIDEO-REGIME. Collectors in the Audiovisual Era, a project that brings together the ...


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.