‘We Fragment, Collect and Narrate’, exhibition at Cultuurcentrum Mechelen, Belgium (05-10 / 15-12-2013)
This exhibition is curated by Sayoko Nakahara, H+F Curatorial Grant 2012-2013 at FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais.

Collecting various information and materials fragmented by computers, people narrate their own stories based on their daily life and personal experiences. This exhibition reinterprets the significance of collage, assemblage and montage within a contemporary context, and investigates how contemporary art can respond to our complex and chaotic society, producing a sense of ‘new poetics’.

Participant artists include: Pawel Althamer, Cosima von Bonin, Carol Bove, Matthew Brannon, Marcel Broodthaers, Theo Cowley, Jeremy Deller, Haris Epaminonda, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Felix Gmelin, Daan van Golden, Hella Jongerius, Scott King, Josephine Meckseper, Boris Mikhailov, Sarah Ortmeyer, Man Ray, Gerard Ruhm, Joachim Schmid and Joëlle Tuerlinckx, in addition to the guest artists: Julie Cockburn, Catherine Lommee, Julia Rometti & Victor Costales and Jan Wawrzyniak.

H+F Curatorial Grant is an ambitious and unique project, which allows FRAC Nord–Pas de Calais (Director: Hilde Teerlinck) in close partnership with Han Nefkens to give international curators the opportunity to participate in the development of exhibition projects based on the collection of FRAC.

For more information: FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais
‘We Fragment, Collect and Narrate’, exhibition at Cultuurcentrum Mechelen, Belgium (05-10 / 15-12-2013)                              

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.