16th May 2015 The 3rd Han Nefkens Foundation Creative Writing Grant has been awarded to the project: “El Buen Exilio”, by Cristina Morales, from Granada, Spain.

ZHOU TAO “Bue and Red” has won the 61st International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, First Prize of the Jury of the Ministry

09th May 2015 First Prize of the Jury of the Ministry for Family, Children, Youth, Culture and Sport of North Rhine-Westphalia, endowed with 5,000 €. Statement: People staring ...[+]

A Screening of Zhou Tao’s Blue and Red Introduced by Christopher Phillips

04th May 2015 Join us for a screening of Zhou Tao‘s Blue and Red, introduced by Christopher Phillips, Curator at the International Center of Photography. Blue and Red investigates the space of ...[+]

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 ...[+]



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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”.