martes, 2 de marzo de 2021


 Online event - Wednesday 3rd of March 2021at 6pm CET

Live streaming on the Han Nefkens Foundation Facebook page (


Andrea Bellini © Francesco Nazardo / Han Nefkens © Roberto Ruiz


The Han Nefkens Foundation is glad to launch a new online format: FLOW ONLINE. LIVE CONVERSATION WITH THE HAN NEFKENS FOUNDATION. 

In the first episode, Han Nefkens will be joined by Andrea Bellini, on occasion of the new collaboration between the Han Nefkens Foundation with the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, which will join the partners of the Han Nefkens Foundation - LOOP Barcelona Video Art Production Award, in collaboration with Fundació Joan Miró.

Andrea Bellini has been the Director of the Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève since 2012. His previous positions include serving as co-director of Castello di Rivoli, as director of the art fair Artissima, as curatorial advisor to MoMA PS1, and as editor-in-chief of Flash Art International. He holds a degree in philosophy (1996) and a postgraduate diploma in archaeology and art history from the University of Siena (2002). 

He has devised and organized group shows devoted, among other things, to the relationship between the visual arts and the theater or to contemporary writing practices and their various modes of dialogue within the visual and digital culture of our era. Solo exhibitions of Marina Abramović, Hannah Black, Lisseta Carmi, Roberto Cuoghi, Ernie Gehr, Giorgio Griffa, Sonia Kacem, John McCraken, Nicole Miller, Philippe Parreno, Thomas Schütte and Hannah Weinberger count among Bellini's most prominent curatorial projects. He also entirely rethought the Biennale de l'Image en Mouvement as platform for production, which since 2014 has allowed to commission and produce works by Sophia Al Maria, Ed Atkins, Alexandra Bachzetsis, Emilie Jouvet, Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz, James Richards, Wu Tsang, and Emily Wardill, among others. 

Bellini has lectured internationally at academic and art institutions and has directed various publications. He is also a member of various committees, including CERN's Cultural Advisory Board, the Scientific Committee of ARCOLisboa, ARCOMadrid, Emerige Prize, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina (MADRE) in Naples, the Acquisitions Committee of NMNM Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, the Advisory Committee of Arthub, Shanghai, and the academic council of HEAD in Geneva. 

Founded in 1974, the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève is the first Kunsthalle in French-speaking Switzerland. A point of reference within the Swiss and international art scene, the Centre distinguishes itself by its hybrid activity – at the crossroad of an exhibition space, a platform for production, and an academic institution. 

Its dynamic programming both aims to highlight emerging talent and rediscover established figures, through temporary exhibitions, cultural events and inclusive activities delivered through pedagogical formats. 

As a space for research and experimentation, the Centre welcomes artists in residence and regularly produces reference publications. Since 2014, the Biennial of Moving Images has become a high point of the program, with the commission and production of new works. More recently, the Centre inaugurated a digital platform with a radically new format: the 5th floor. As a true polyphonic project, it brings together a radio station, a production and distribution space for artists, and a mediation tool accessible to all.

Han Nefkens is a writer, art collector and patron of the arts based in Barcelona. What started in 2001 with the purchase of a video installation by Pipilotti Rist has grown into a collection of contemporary art consisting of photographs, videos, installations and paintings by Jeff Wall, Roni Horn, Bill Viola, Shirin Neshat, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, and others. The more than five hundred works are lent as “promised gifts” to several museums in the Netherlands including the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum, Museum de Pont, Huis Marseille, and the Rijksmuseum. 

In 2006 Nefkens established the Han Nefkens Foundation that supports emerging and mid-career video artists by financing production and providing them with an international platform.

The foundation does this through awards, scholarships and commissions. Because of its extensive world-wide network it is able to present the new videos created by these artists to a diverse and global audience. While doing this the foundation strives for a personal and long-term relationship with the people and institutions it works with. In short, the Han Nefkens Foundation connects people through art.

Nefkens also writes about numerous subjects including art, his struggle with HIV and his travels around the world. These vignettes can be found on his blog: The thread running through all Han Nefkens' activities is a strong desire to share.

Nefkens says, “Giving is one of the most underrated values in society. By setting up something that I can share with others, I open myself up to the world.
I can't imagine anything more enriching than that.”

Han Nefkens Foundation

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