Elisa van Joolen winner scholarship Han Nefkens Foundation
The Dutch Elisa van Joolen – on the photo together with King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and Han Nefkens in the Atelier Néerlandais in Paris – is the winner of the scholarship awarded by the Han Nefkens Foundation. The jury felt that of the eight participants in the fashion masterclass 'Future Fashion Practices, she presented the most innovative design.
Elisa van Joolen winner scholarship Han Nefkens Foundation                              

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.