15th December 2014 CREATIVE WRITTING GRANT HAN NEFKENS FOUNDATION THIRD EDITION -Information for Applicants-   The Han Nefkens Creative Writing Grant, in its third edition, wants to promote ...[+]

Han Nefkens H+F Collection in the Collectorspace in Istanbul

14th December 2014 Pipilotti Rist’s Cinquante Fifty (2000) is a video installation with dreamlike images and disorienting effects. Originally developed for a parking lot, the work creates an immersive experience ...[+]

Nefkens & Clotet talk about art, science and life

15th November 2014 Pictures from las Tuesday, November, 11th, at CaixaForum, Barcelona, where more than 300 hundred people attended the conference Horizons: Talk & Lectures. Han Nefkens and ...[+]

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 ...[+]



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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”.