Santiago Borja at the Mies Van Der Rohe Pavilion. Press Conference Images

30th June 2015 Today was the press conference for “Suprasensitive: a project on astral bodies and invisible planes” at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion by Mexican artist Santiago ...[+]

Santiago Borja: Suprasensitive. A project on astral bodies and invisible planes.

23th June 2015 Santiago Borja’s address on “Suprasensitive: a project on astral bodies and invisible planes” at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion is based on his research ...[+]

A Screening of Zhou Tao’s Blue and Red in MoMA

20th June 2015 New Directors/New Films 2015: New Poetics, New Films We are getting news about the Zhou Tao’s Blue and Red from around the world. This March ...[+]

Cyrus Kabiru: new artist for our residence program, will be at Beaufort 2015 in Belgium

19th June 2015 Recently Han Nefkens has acquired the Cyrus Kabiru “Black Mamba” for his Han Nefkens H+F Collection. The video is the first in a series of ...[+]



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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”.