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Shinnie Kim

Program Officer

A native of South Korea and a former resident of France, Program Officer Shinnie Kim brings with her an advanced understanding of global arts and an expansive knowledge of Asian and European cultures. At the Vilcek Foundation, she manages the strategic planning and implementation of the Vilcek Prizes and the Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise, coordinates the annual awards ceremony, and collaborates on related events.

Prior to joining the Vilcek Foundation, Ms. Kim worked at the International Studio & Curatorial Program in Brooklyn, New York, where she managed residency logistics and exhibition programs for hundreds of artists and curators from over 60 countries. As an independent curator, she has curated and presented exhibitions in New York, Paris, Rome, and Seoul; she was also a Curatorial Committee Member for the International Incheon Women Artists’ Biennale, which showed in Incheon, South Korea, in 2009.

Ms. Kim completed a Bachelor’s degree at the Université de Paris VIII and coursework toward a Master’s degree, both in Visual Arts. She is passionate about fostering meaningful connections between artists and arts organizations, and enjoys working with people who have international backgrounds.   

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