Han Nefkens – Universitat de Barcelona Scholarship. Jury

18th April 2015 The Han Nefkens Foundation will be please to announce the winner of the first edition of the new scholarship for artists living in Catalunya, together ...[+]

Han Nefkens among the top video art collectors in Spain

04th March 2015 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 ...[+]

Anup Mathew Thomas, winner of the 2015 Han Nefkens – BACC Award

20th January 2015 Indian artist Anup Mathew Thomas, winner of the 2015 Han Nefkens Foundation – BACC Award for Contemporary Art! We are pleased to announce Indian artist ...[+]

Han Nefkens Foundation BACC Asian Art Award – 2015

30th December 2014 It’s our pleasure to announce you the shortlist for the 2015 Han Nefkens/BACC Asian Contemporary Art Award.  Artists from very different countries such as South ...[+]



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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.


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.

Han Nefkens

According to Han Nefkens, sharing is the antidote to loneliness, and he does so through his artistic and anti-AIDS projects and his writing. In 1995, he made his debut with the autobiographical novel Bloedverwanten (“Parents”), which was followed by Twee lege stoelen (“Two empty chairs”, 2006) and De gevlogen vogel (“The bird flew”, 2008). Nefkens also writes short pieces, “vignettes”.