New work Rob Nypels, a sneak preview
Han Nefkens’ interest in the work of the Dutch photographer Rob Nypels (Leiden, 1951) dates from 2009, when Els Barents, director of Photography museum Huis Marseille in Amsterdam, curated the exhibition ‘Only Gaze a While Longer’ with landscape photographs taken in France’s Massif Central. The publication for this exhibition has been made possible by Han Nefkens H+F Collection.

Recently Han Nefkens commissioned Rob Nypels to make new work with the purpose to give it in long-term loan to Huis Marseille. Due to personal reasons Nypels was unable to work in his beloved French landscape anymore, but luckily for us he found new inspiration in southern towns. His new urban photographs still carry the Nypels signature, mysterious and blurry, and are of great beauty.

The series will consist of about fifteen photographs and will be exhibited in Huis Marseille in the near future.
New work Rob Nypels, a sneak preview                              

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.