VIDEO-REGIME. Collectors in the Audiovisual Era
From 13 February to 11 May 2015, LOOP Barcelona presents VIDEO-REGIME. Collectors in the Audiovisual Era, a project that brings together the leading video art collectors in Spain.

Han Nefkens, founder of the Han Nefkens Foundation and the Han Nefkens H+F Collection, is one of the video art collectors who have loaned works from their collection to go on display at the Museo Lázaro Galdiano, in Madrid. This exhibition of work by international artists highlights the emergence of a new group of collectors with a specific interest in video art and contemporary culture.

Under the umbrella of LOOP Barcelona, artist, critic and independent curator Carles Guerra has put together work from collectors such as Alicia Aza, Joan Bonet, Roser Figueras & Josep Inglada (Cal Cego), Ella Fontanals-Cisneros (The Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection), Josep Maria Lafuente, Estefanía Meana, Han Nefkens (H+F Collection), Ángel & Clara Nieto, Enrique Ordóñez (Colección Ordóñez Falcón de Fotografía), Fernando Panizo & Dorothy Neary, Emilio Pi & Helena Fernandino, Carlos Rosón (Fundación RAC), Teresa Sapey, Sisita Soldevila (Colección Ámister Hotel), Jaime Sordo, Julio Sorigué & Josefina Blasco (Fundació Sorigué), Carlos Vallejo & Wendy Navarro (CV Colección), Juan Várez and Ernesto Ventós (Colección olorVisual).

The piece selected to represent the Han Nefkens H+F Collection is Blue and Red by Zhou Tao (Guangzhou, China, 1976), winner of the first Han Nefkens-BACC (Bangkok Art and Culture Centre) contemporary art prize.

Alongside the works on display, the collectors talk about their experience of collecting video art in recorded interviews.

The featured artists, all from different collections, are: Allora & Calzadilla, Ignasi Aballí, Francis Alÿs, Erick Beltrán, Patricia Dauder, William Doherty, Mario García Torres, Douglas Gordon, Emily Jacir, Gilda Mantilla & Raimond Chaves, Paul McCarthy, Bruce Nauman, Itziar Okariz, Javier Peñafiel, Allan Sekula, Fiona Tan, Zhou Tao and Eulàlia Valldosera. Eulàlia Valldosera, Keren Cytter and Willem De Rooij were the three artists who created a piece for the previous ArtAids exhibition, Perfect Lovers, which was on at the Fundació Suñol in Barcelona until 24 January 2015.

As part of LOOP 2015’s showcase on video art collecting—which can been seen in Barcelona from 28 May to 6 June 2015 during the 13th edition of LOOP—one of the leading art galleries in Madrid, the Museo Lázaro Galdiano, has designed this show to coincide with ARCO 2015.

Museo Lázaro Galdiano; Serrano, 122; 28026 Madrid

Opening hours: Wednesday to Monday, 10 am to 4.30 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 3 pm; Closed Tuesday
VIDEO-REGIME. Collectors in the Audiovisual Era                              

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.