Chinese fashion talent on show in Boijmans Van Beuningen
Last Wednesday Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders opened the exhibition 'The Future of Fashion is Now' in the OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shanghai. Initiator and co-conceiver Han Nefkens announced that the exhibition in Shenzhen will be expanded with new works by artists from China. The famous Chinese designers Zha Dang, Jiang Dooling and ZucZug will compose a top five shortlist of contemporary Chinese fashion talent. In December Han Nefkens, guest curator José Teunissen and artistic director of OCT Art and Design Gallery in Shenzen, Mr. Feng Feng, will select from these shortlist designers which may create a new work. This new Chinese art will be on show in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam after the exhibition in Shenzhen. Check for more information.

The exhibition 'The Future of Fashion is Now' can be seen at OCT Contemporary Art Terminal in Shanghai from 29 October 2015 to 28 February 2016. It will then transfer to OCT Art & Design Gallery in Shenzhen, where it will be on show from 26 March to 31 July 2016.
Chinese fashion talent on show in Boijmans Van Beuningen                              

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.