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Han Nefkens

Writer and art collector Han Nefkens is founder and president of ArtAids. Born in Rotterdam in 1954, he studied journalism in France and the USA. He lived in Mexico until 1987, working as a correspondent and radio journalist. He is the author of a novel (1995) and two collections of short pieces (2005 and 2008). In 2000, he began his collection of international contemporary art, the H+F Collection, a major part of which is given on long-term loan to museums within the Netherlands and abroad. Infected with HIV since 1987, he founded ArtAids in 2006.