The Vilcek Foundation is pleased to announce that Rick Kinsel, our longtime executive director, has been promoted by the board of directors to the position of president. Rick has been with the Vilcek Foundation since its inception, and the promotion reflects his ongoing commitment to the organization and its expansion in scope.read full article >
Born in the south of Somalia but raised, since the age of six, in Saint Paul, SuSu Mohamud considers Minnesota home. As a young, observant Muslim, however, she struggled to find clothes that expressed both these sides of her identity.read full article >
The Vilcek Foundation will be honored at the Theatre Communications Group’s annual fall gala, for its efforts in promoting immigrant theatre-makers over the last year.read full article >
Musa Syeed knows immigrant stories. A first-generation American himself, the filmmaker has written and directed several films based in immigrant communities around the U.S.read full article >
Three works from the Vilcek Foundation Art Collection are currently on display at the Tate Modern, London, as part of the recently opened exhibition Georgia O’Keeffe.read full article >
To shape the upcoming 2017 Vilcek Prizes for Fine Arts, we enlisted the help of curator Deborah Cullen. Drawing on her experience working with immigrant and emerging artists, Deborah helped us set the parameters for the prizes, and recommended jurors, specialists in the arts with expertise in various media and specialties.read full article >
On April 5, leaders in scientific research and dramatic performance gathered at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City to honor the winners of the 2016 Vilcek Prizes. The awards, which have been given annually since 2006, recognize the contributions of immigrants in biomedical science and the arts, this year commending accomplishments in theatre.read full article >
The Vilcek Foundation believes that immigrant contributions are invaluable to advancing American arts, sciences, and culture. The Vilcek Prizes were created in 2006 to pay tribute to individuals whose accomplishments embody this belief.read full article >
“A good friend of mine and I like to say—kind of jokingly, but kind of not—that there is a lost generation of Asian American artists between the ages of 30 and 45, because of social patterns, immigration patterns, because of a clash between old-world values and new-world values,” says Desdemona Chiang.read full article >
The Vilcek Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2017 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise! For this cycle, prizes will be awarded in the fields of biomedical science and fine arts.read full article >
Love and Science, a memoir by our president and co-founder Jan Vilcek, hits bookshelves today! Published by Seven Stories Press, Jan tells two intertwined stories: The first an illuminating tale of scientific discovery, and the second, a story of fate and daring that would lead to his immigration to America.read full article >
The Vilcek Prizes, presented annually to immigrants who have made outstanding contributions to their fields, are this year awarded in biomedical science and theatre.read full article >
2016 Vilcek Prizes
Announcing the recipients of the 2016 Vilcek Prizes and Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science and Theatre! Read more about the accomplished winners and stay tuned for interviews, videos, and more with each prizewinner.
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