Ramin, Rokni & Hesam in Barcelona filmed by J. Owens & A. Lozano

30th April 2016 Jenny Owens and Albert Lozano filmed a video about Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hasam Rahmanian winners of the second edition of the Han Nefkens/MACBA Award. They were also ...[+]

FLOW Series: Dinh Q. Le (Vietnam) with James Lingwood

27th April 2016 Encounters, conversations and meals. An initiative of the Fundació Han Nefkens and the Fundació Antoni Tàpies. Flow Series is a programme promoted by the Fundació Han Nefkensand ...[+]

FLOW Series – Video #3 – ARASH NASSIRI

25th April 2016 Arash Nassiri in conversation with Anna Manubens

Pictures from FLOW Series #3: Arash Nassiri in Conversation with Anna Manubens

08th April 2016 (Barcelona, 6th april 2016) – Arash Nassiri in conversation with Anna Manubens. Pictures from the conversation between Arash Nassiri and Anna Manubens. The food was ...[+]



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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”.