Collaboration between Han Nefkens Foundation, UPF and University of Columbia, for an international literary translation exchange program

31th October 2014 The University of Columbia (New York), through the prestigious School of the Arts and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona), through the UPF-IDEC, have subscribed a ...[+]

PERFECT LOVERS – Art in the times of aids

29th October 2014 02/10/2014 – 24/01/2015 – The ArtAids Foundation and the Fundació Suño present PERFECT LOVERS, Art in the Time of AIDS, a project curated by Hilde Teerlinck, Director of ...[+]


19th July 2014 With deep consternation and great sadness we received the news that Joep Lange and Jacqueline van Tongeren, our dear friends and colleagues, have died in ...[+]

Gerald Van Der Kaap – Amsterdam, Bangkok, Xiamen

04th July 2014 A video featuring the recent works of Gerald Van Der Kaap, courtesy of the Han Nefkens H+F Collection. Amsterdam, Bangkok, Xiamen, an exhibition curated by ...[+]



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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”.