Charles LeDray wins H+F Fashion Award
This year the H+F Fashion Award goes to the American artist Charles LeDray (Seattle, 1960). As part of the prize, LeDray's existing project MENS SUITS will be shown in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam until 10 January 2010. The H+F Fashion on the Edge Foundation awards the biennial prize for exceptional work by a designer or artist working at the cutting edge of fashion and art.

Author and art collector Han Nefkens’s H+F Fashion on the Edge programme is building up a collection of installations and works that explore the relationship between art and fashion. H+F Fashion on the Edge has been participating in the development of installations by Viktor & Rolf and Hussein Chalayan for their Paris shows since 2005. The first H+F Award went to Christophe Coppens in 2007 and resulted in the installation entitled No References, now on show in The Art of Fashion exhibition. In 2009 the foundation commissioned Viktor & Rolf, Walter Van Beirendonck, Anna Nicole Ziesche, Naomi Filmer and Hussein Chalayan to each make a special work for this exhibition, which will be running in the museum until 10 January 2010.

H+F Fashion on the Edge
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen
Charles LeDray wins H+F Fashion Award  

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.