Choix d’artistes
Institut Neerlandais, Paris, FR 24 May / 8 July 2007
At the invitation of the 50-year-old Institut Néerlandais, Han Nefkens and Hilde Teerlinck (director of the FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais in Dunkirk) co-designed this exhibition, which emphasises the links between Dutch and French artists. For Choix d’artistes, Nefkens and Teerlinck asked seven Dutch contemporary artists from the H+F Collection to each invite a French artist with whose universe they feel a connection.

The proposal resulted in the following ‘invitations’:
Gerald Van der Kaap: Jean-Charles Hue
Hans van der Meer: Luc Moullet
Juul Hondius: Laurent Grasso
Martine Stig: Luc Delahaye
Otto Berchem: Michael Blum
Viktor & Rolf: Jean-Baptiste Claude Odiot
Daan van Golden: Yves Klein


The Institut Néerlandais publishes a cahier to accompany the exhibition.

Institut Néerlandais


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.