Fashion on the Edge
Han Nefkens Fashion on the Edge, an initiative from Han Nefkens and José Teunissen in collaboration with Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, focuses on the edge of fashion and the visual arts. Han Nefkens Fashion on the Edge was set up in 2006 and has since invested in the development of dresses and installations by Viktor & Rolf, Hussein Chalayan and many others. As part of the Han Nefkens H+F Collection, these pieces have been given to Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen on long-term loan.

The Han Nefkens Fashion Award

The Han Nefkens Fashion on the Edge Foundation awards a biennial prize for exceptional work by a designer working at the cutting edge of fashion and art. The new focus of this Han Nefkens Fashion Award is finding interesting fashion designers from non-western and less well-known European countries. The prize includes 25.000 euro from which 15.000 euro is intended for a commissioned work to be presented at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The Han Nefkens Fashion Award was initiated in 2008. The first winner, the Belgian designer Christophe Coppens, developed the installation No Reference in Platform 21 in Amsterdam. The second Han Nefkens Fashion Award winner, Charles LeDray, presented his installation Mens Suits in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in early 2010.
Fashion on the Edge                              

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.