Zhou Tao (周滔)

15th September 2015 Zhou Tao will be our first artist in our Residence Programme Han Nefkens Foundation in Barcelona during the last three months of 2015. Born in ...[+]

Tehran-geles by Arash Nassiri Best Experimental Short Film at Melbourne International Film Festival

13th August 2015 Tehran-geles, directed by Arash Nassiri and produced by Eric Prigent, won the RMIT University Award for Best Experimental Short Film at the Melbourne International Film ...[+]

Santiago Borja – Suprasensitive (The Video)

06th August 2015 by Tatiana Busto García

Spyros Papapetros talking about “Malicious Houses” at the Mies Pavilion

23th July 2015 Some pictures of professor Spyros Papapetros’ Lecture yesterday at Mies Van Der Rohe Pavilion. Spyros Papapetros is Associate Professor of History and Theory Faculty, at the ...[+]

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”.