Green Sun. An exhibition in Bangkok by Zhou Tao, winner of the 1st Han Nefkens – BACC Contemporary Art Award
In 2012, the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre and the Han Nefkens Foundation began working with leading figures from the Asian art scene to decide on the winner of the inaugural Han Nefkens Foundation – BACC Contemporary Art Award. A jury of international art experts unanimously chose the Chinese artist Zhou Tao, who was invited to carry out a residency in Bangkok and produce an artwork that engages with the local context.
Through his work Zhou Tao has always explored his own identity and his surroundings, touching on a range of subjects that interest him. Tao visited Bangkok, Samut Sakhon, and Chanthaburi in March 2013 to gain an initial impression of the area, and then returned for his residency from August 2013 to January 2014.

The exhibition Green Sun includes videos, photos, paintings, and a mural, all of which mirror the artist’s experiences during his visits to Bangkok and in the time between them.

The exhibition will be held from 6 – 29 June 2014, 10.00 – 21.00 hrs.
At Studio, 4th floor, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre.
Opening reception on Thursday 5 June 2014, 14.00 hrs.
Artist’s talk on Saturday 7 June 2014, 14.00 – 16.00 hrs.
Green Sun. An exhibition in Bangkok by Zhou Tao, winner of the 1st Han Nefkens – BACC Contemporary Art 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.