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 ...[+]

Gerald Van Der Kaap – 26/06 > 31/08 2014

12th June 2014 Gerald Van Der Kaap: Amsterdam, Bangkok, Xiamen Works from the Han Nefkens H+F Collection An exhibition of recent works by Gerald Van Der Kaap, curated ...[+]

Green Sun. An exhibition by Tao Zhou, winner of the 1st Han Nefkens – BACC Contemporary Art Award

03th June 2014 In 2012, the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre and the Han Nefkens Foundation began working with leading figures from the Asian art scene to decide ...[+]



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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”.