Heralded as the new black
The oeuvre of the British artist Ryan Gander (Chester, 1976) includes objects, installations, texts and appropriated works. It is a rich and multifaceted body of works, which is in constant flux. In his first museum exhibition in the Netherlands he adds new works and gives old works a new context. His work deals with generating new meanings in relation to place, time and context. Gander invites viewers to construct their own narrativesaround his works.

H+F Patronage
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen

Illustrated: Ryan Gander, A sheet of paper, 2008.

Heralded as the new black  

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.