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Heineken Prizes 2018 winners

Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken presents Heineken Prizes for Arts and Sciences

This afternoon, Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken presented the Heineken Prizes for Arts and Sciences to biomedical scientist Peter Carmeliet (University of Leuven), biologist Paul Hebert (University of Guelph), neuroscientist Nancy Kanwisher (MIT), historian John McNeill (Georgetown University), biophysicist Xiaowei Zhuang (Harvard University) and visual artist Erik van Lieshout.

The Heineken Prizes are the most prestigious international science prizes of the Netherlands. They are awarded every other year. The laureates are selected by juries assembled by the Academy and made up of leading Dutch and foreign scientists and scholars.

Each of the Heineken science prizes is USD 200,000. The Heineken Prize for Art is EUR 100,000; the recipient must use half this amount to produce a publication or mount an exhibition.

The Heineken Prizes are named after Dr Henry P. Heineken (1886-1971); Dr Alfred H. Heineken (1923-2002) and Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken (1954), chairman of the Dr H.P. Heineken Foundation, the Dr A.H. Heineken Foundations and the C.L. de Carvalho-Heineken Foundation, which fund the prizes.

2018 Winners Heineken Prizes

From left: Erik van Lieshout, Xiaowei Zhuang, Peter Carmeliet, Paul Hebert, John McNeill, Nancy Kanwisher, Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken, Wim van Saarloos (Image: Frank van Beek) (Click on photo for a high-resolution image)

 

Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Medicine: Peter Carmeliet

Peter Carmeliet

Peter Carmeliet, Professor of Medicine at the University of Leuven (Belgium), is receiving the Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Medicine 2018 for his research into the effects of growth factors on endothelial and nerve cells and for his efforts to develop treatments for vascular and neurological disorders based on his research findings.
> Video
> Laudatio

 

Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences: Paul Hebert

Paul Hebert

Paul Hebert, Research Chair in Molecular Biodiversity at the University of Guelph (Canada), is receiving the Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences 2018 for his pivotal contribution to developing a genetic barcode capable of classifying every biological species on Earth.
> Video
> Laudatio

 

C.L. de Carvalho-Heineken Prize for Cognitive Science: Nancy Kanwisher

Nancy Kanwisher

Nancy Kanwisher, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge (USA), is receiving the C.L. de Carvalho-Heineken Prize for Cognitive Science 2018 for her highly original, meticulous and cogent research on the functional organisation of the human brain.
> Video
> Laudatio

 

Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for History: John McNeill

John McNeill

John McNeill, Professor of History at Georgetown University in Washington DC (USA), is receiving the Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for History 2018 for his important work in integrating two recent branches of the study of history: global history and environmental history.
> Video
> Laudatio

 

Dr H.P. Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics: Xiaowei Zhuang

Xiaowei Zhuang

Xiaowei Zhuang, Professor of Physics, Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University in Cambridge (USA), is receiving the Dr H.P. Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics 2018 for her groundbreaking work on developing high-resolution imaging methods and their use in investigating a variety of fundamental biological problems.
> Video
> Laudatio

 

Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Art: Erik van Lieshout

Erik van Lieshout

Erik van Lieshout, visual artist, is receiving the
Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Art 2018. The jury has praised Erik van Lieshout’s work for its radical, personal and confrontational nature.
> Video (in Dutch with subtitles)
> Laudatio

 

Heineken Young Scientist Awards

Four Heineken Young Scientists Awards (10,000 euros each) were also presented to four promising young Dutch scientists: Peter Bijl (earth sciences), Joost Snijder (biochemistry), Maartje van der Woude (sociology of law) and Marie-José van Tol (neuropsychology).

The Heineken Young Scientists Awards offer important encouragement to talented young scientists who set an example for other young researchers and scientists.

Heineken Young Scientists Awards 2018 Winners

From left: Louisa Brassey, Marie-José van Tol, Joost Snijder, Peter Bijl, Tineke Cleiren, Martin Moerings, Alexander de Carvalho. Martin Moerings and Tineke Cleiren accepted the award on behalf of Maartje van der Woude (Image: Frank van Beek) (Click on the photo for a high-resolution image)

 

Peter Bijl (34), Assistant Professor at Utrecht University, is receiving the Heineken Young Scientists Award in the Natural Sciences 2018 for researching the relationship between atmosphere, oceans and ecosystems in the Antarctic over the past 80 million years.

Joost Snijder (29), independent researcher, is receiving the Heineken Young Scientists Award in the Medical/Biomedical Sciences 2018 for using advanced microscopic techniques to study the molecular mechanisms of viruses.

Maartje van der Woude (37), Professor of Law and Society at Leiden University, is receiving the Heineken Young Scientists Award in the Humanities 2018 for investigating the interplay between the law and public debate concerning such issues as terrorism, migration, and cross-border crime.

Marie-José van Tol (37), Assistant Professor and researcher at University Medical Centre Groningen, is receiving the Heineken Young Scientists Award in the Social Sciences 2018 for studying the many factors that contribute to depression and other psychiatric disorders.

> Laudations Heineken Young Scientists Awards

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Heineken Prizes 2018 winners

Erik van Lieshout ontvangt de prestigieuze Dr. A.H. Heinekenprijs voor de Kunst 2018 op donderdag 27 september

Op donderdag 27 september 2018 reikt Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken de Dr. A.H. Heinekenprijs voor de Kunst 2018 uit aan laureaat Erik van Lieshout. Hij ontvangt 100.000 euro, waarvan de helft is bestemd voor een publicatie en/of een tentoonstelling. De Dr. A.H. Heinekenprijs voor de Kunst is de grootste beeldende kunstprijs van Nederland, gefinancierd uit een particulier fonds en bestaat dit jaar dertig jaar.
Om dit te vieren is tot en met 30 september 2018 een grote jubileumtentoonstelling te zien in het Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven. De officiële ceremonie vindt plaats in het Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ te Amsterdam. Bij die gelegenheid worden ook de Heinekenprijzen voor Wetenschappen uitgereikt en de prijzen voor jonge wetenschappers, die aan een Nederlandse onderzoeksinstelling promotieonderzoek hebben verricht.


Erik van Lieshout
Foto: Jussi Puikkonen

Amsterdam, 22 augustus 2018

Over de laureaat
Erik van Lieshout (Deurne, 1968) woont en werkt in Rotterdam. Hij is opgeleid aan de Academie voor Kunst en Vormgeving in Den Bosch en de Ateliers ‘63 in Haarlem (1990-1992). Zijn werk bestaat uit tekeningen, collages, sculpturen en videowerken, vaak vermengd tot multimediale installaties. Hij is zelf altijd aanwezig in zijn videowerk. ‘Zijn werk explodeert in ons bewustzijn.’ schrijft een recensent over Van Lieshouts tentoonstelling I am in Heaven (Anton Kern Gallery, 2015). Voor Manifesta 10 (2014) realiseerde hij een make-over van een keldergang onder de Hermitage in St. Petersburg, waar hij twee maanden lang verbleef bij de ca. zeventig zwerfkatten. Hij tekende er en filmde. Onder het mom van een grondige opknapbeurt van deze gang, gaat de film The Basement (2014) over Rusland onder Poetin, homorechten, de inname van de Krim, censuur en Pussy Riot. De korte film werd vertoond in een 50 meter lange tunnel van hout en tapijt, volgeplakt met kopieën van politiek beladen tekeningen en foto’s van de poezen in de kelder. Fragmenten van dit werk komen terug in de langere film WORK (2015). Hierin wordt de kijker overweldigd door de turbulente maalstroom van beelden, indrukken, tekstflarden, animaties, in elkaar geknutselde rekwisieten, rauwe houtskooltekeningen en de met de handcamera geschoten beelden waarop Van Lieshout tegen zichzelf en iedereen om hem heen praat over idealisme, utopie, de harde realiteit en de positie die de nietsontziende kunstenaar binnen dit alles probeert in te nemen. Zijn werk bevindt zich in (inter)nationale particuliere en museale collecties, zoals het MoMa in New York. Hij werd in 2003 geselecteerd voor de Nederlandse inzending van de Biënnale in Venetië.
Zie ook www.knaw.nl/erikvanlieshout of www.heinekenprizes.org

Erik van Lieshout images 'I am in heaven' and 'Zonder titel'

Radicaal, persoonlijk en confronterend
De jury van de Dr. A.H. Heinekenprijs voor de Kunst roemt het werk van Erik van Lieshout vanwege het radicale, het persoonlijke en het confronterende karakter. Hij gaat op zoek naar de pijnpunten van de maatschappij in zijn eigenzinnige tragikomische stijl. Het werk is altijd even sterk, blijft groeien en is puur: het kent geen zendingsdrang.
Van Lieshout gaat de dialoog aan met groepen mensen uit de samenleving, ook met diegenen waar meestal met een boog omheen wordt gelopen: bewoners van achterstandswijken, verslaafden, zwervers en aanhangers van extreem rechts of links. Hij stelt kwesties aan de orde als drugs, seks, geweld en doorgeschoten regelgeving. Erik van Lieshout schuwt geen enkel taboe of precaire situatie, integendeel, hij gaat er recht op af en zoekt de dialoog.

Samenstelling van de jury
De jury van de Dr. A.H. Heinekenprijs voor de Kunst 2018 staat onder voorzitterschap van Kitty Zijlmans, hoogleraar kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Leiden (lid KNAW). Daarnaast bestaat de jury uit Ann Demeester, directeur Frans Hals Museum | De Hallen Haarlem, Aernout Mik, beeldend kunstenaar en laureaat van de Dr. A.H. Heinekenprijs voor de Kunst 2002, Carla Sieburgh, hoogleraar burgerlijk recht Radboud Universiteit (lid KNAW) en Dirk Snauwaert, artistiek directeur WIELS, Brussel.

Dr. A.H. Heinekenprijs voor de Kunst
Alfred Heineken stelde de naar hem vernoemde prijs in als erkenning en aanmoediging van toptalent in de kunsten. De stichting reikt de prijs sinds 1988 eens in de twee jaar uit aan een uitmuntende, in Nederland wonende en werkende kunstenaar. De prijs bestaat uit een trofee, een publicatie en/of tentoonstelling (ter waarde van 50.000 euro) en een geldbedrag van 50.000 euro. Eerdere laureaten waren onder anderen Peter Struycken, Mark Manders, Barbara Visser, Job Koelewijn, Daan van Golden, Aernout Mik, Guido Geelen, Wendelien van Oldenborgh en Yvonne Dröge Wendel.

Lecture performance en jubileumtentoonstelling
De jubileumtentoonstelling ‘30 jaar Heinekenprijs voor de Kunst’ in het Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven is nog te zien tot en met 30 september 2018 en toont de zestien laureaten van de Dr. A.H. Heinekenprijs voor de Kunst, evenals de geschiedenis van de prijs. Van Erik van Lieshout is naast zijn video-installatie Die Insel, ook een nieuwe serie werken op papier en doek te zien. Speciaal voor de tentoonstelling realiseerde hij een groot muurwerk; een grote rode ster van vinyl, rechtstreeks op de muur geplakt, waarover in groene letters aangebracht de naam: ERIK. Op zondagmiddag 16 september geeft Erik van Lieshout een lecture performance op de tentoonstelling.

Heinekenprijzen voor Wetenschappen
De Dr. A.H. Heinekenprijs voor Kunst staat niet op zichzelf. Het is ruim vijftig jaar geleden dat de Dr. H.P. Heinekenprijs voor de Biochemie en Biofysica voor het eerst werd uitgereikt. Aan die internationaal prestigieuze wetenschapsprijs werden in de jaren erna vervolgens nog vijf Heinekenprijzen toegevoegd: de Dr. A.H. Heineken­-prijs voor de Kunst (1988), de Geneeskunde (1989), de Milieuwetenschappen (1990) en de Historische Wetenschap (1990) en de C.L. de Carvalho-Heinekenprijs voor de Cognitieve Wetenschappen. Daarnaast zijn er vier Heineken Young Scientists Awards. Alfred H. Heineken (1923-2002) stelde de Heinekenprijzen in 1964 in als een hommage aan zijn vader (Dr. Henry P. Heineken (1886-1971)). De dochter van Alfred Heineken, Charlene L. de Carvalho-Heineken (1954), zet deze traditie voort als voorzitter van de Dr. H.P. Heineken Stichting, de Dr. A.H. Heineken Stichtingen en de C.L. de Carvalho- Heineken Stichting, die de prijzen financieren.

Alle Heinekenprijzen worden eens in de twee jaar uitgereikt. De laureaten worden geselecteerd door jury’s die zijn samengesteld uit leden van de Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, De Jonge Akademie en internationale experts.

De wetenschappelijke Heinekenprijzen bedragen elk 200.000 dollar. De aanmoedigingsprijzen voor jonge wetenschappers bedragen elk 10.000 euro.

Noot voor de redactie
Neem voor meer informatie, interviews en beeldmateriaal met betrekking tot de Dr. A.H. Heinekenprijs voor de Kunst 2018 contact op met ‘Claire Beke – Communicatie in Cultuur’, beke@communicatieincultuur.com

Neem voor algemene informatie over de Heinekenprijzen en over de wetenschapsprijzen contact op met Irene van Houten, irene.van.houten@knaw.nl, 020-5510733.

30 Years of Dutch Contemporary Art

16 artists — Heineken Prize for Art — Van Abbemuseum (NL)
July 14 – September 30, 2018

This year the prestigious Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Art has its 30-year anniversary. The prize of 100.000€ is awarded biannually to a prominent Dutch artist. The 2018 laureate is Erik van Lieshout. A perfect reason for a celebration of all the laureates and a unique opportunity to look at the development of Dutch artistic practice over three decades. The extensive exhibition in the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (NL) includes more than 75 works by the 16 artists. The works range across the artistic spectrum from paintings to sculpture, photography, graphics, (video) installations and design.

The selected works are drawn from all the laureates and offer a unique overview of the Dutch artistic landscape, full of both contrast and unexpected connections and continuity. Of the two most recent laureates, Erik van Lieshout will create a new, room-filling reinstallation of his work Die Insel, and Yvonne Dröge Wendel will present new work made specifically with the support of the award. As well as watching and listening to the works, touching or even smelling is also required in order to fully experience the experimental and sometimes playful tradition that has largely defined Dutch art since 1988.

Charles Esche, director Van Abbemuseum: ‘The collaboration with the Dr. A.H. Heineken Foundation for Art offers an opportunity for our museum to become the Dutch National Contemporary Art Museum for the summer. We can show very diverse artists together and discover what they tell us about national origin and international reputation. Eight laureates are represented in the museum’s collection and both former director Rudi Fuchs and curator Steven ten Thije have been on the jury. The museum therefore feels close to this award and we are happy to be the first to present such an overview in its history.’

Laureates
2018 Erik van Lieshout
2016 Yvonne Dröge Wendel
2014 Wendelien van Oldenborgh
2012 Peter Struycken
2010 Mark Manders
2008 Barbara Visser
2006 Job Koelewijn
2004 Daan van Golden
2002 Aernout Mik
2000 Guido Geelen
1998 Jan van de Pavert
1996 Karel Martens
1994 Matthijs Röling
1992 Carel Visser
1990 Marrie Bot
1988 Toon Verhoef

See the Annex for full biographies as well as jury reports.
Short movie of all laureates.

Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Art
The Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Art has been awarded every two years since 1988. The laureate receives 100,000€, half of which is intended for a publication and/or an exhibition. It is financed from a private fund, the Dr. A.H. Heineken Foundation for Art. Alfred Heineken introduced the prize, which was named after himself, as recognition and encouragement of talent in the arts in the Netherlands. It is a prestigious and generous prize, also in comparison with international awards.

The Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Art — together with five major prizes for science — is awarded by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).

The laureate of 2018
The laureate of 2018 is Erik van Lieshout who has received the prize for ‘the radical, personal and confrontational nature of his work’. The formal presentation of the award will take place on September 27, 2018 in Amsterdam.

Publication
The exhibition is accompanied by a bilingual publication that offers an overview of the exhibition through images of the laureates’ artworks and contextualisation of the prize in essays by Renée Steenbergen on private patronage and by Steven ten Thije and Diana Franssen on the changing artistic landscape of contemporary art in the Netherlands, as well as information on each project.

Symposium cultural patronage
In the context of the exhibition, an international symposium on cultural patronage will take place on Thursday September 20 in the Van Abbemuseum.

Curators
Diana Franssen and Steven ten Thije.

Courtesy
The exhibition, publication and symposium are made possible by the Dr. A.H. Heineken Foundation for Art and KNAW.


 
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Editors
Text:
Press release in pdf
Biographies and jury rapports of all 16 laureates
Images:
Overview of all images of the 16 laureates
High res photos via our Mediabank
Short movie all 16 laureates
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For questions and interviews, contact:
Nicole de Boer, nicole@prandco.nl, +31 (0)6 2480 8928
Ilse Cornelis, i.cornelis@vanabbemuseum.nl, + 31 (0)6 1299 5794.
Opening hours museum: tu-su 11.00 – 17.00. 1st Thursday of the month: 11.00 – 21.00.

Images
Erik van Lieshout, Sword Dance, 2017. Courtesy Erik van Lieshout and Anton Kern Gallery, New York. Photo Object Studies
Karel Martens, Colours on the Beach, 2017, Le Havre. Courtesy Karel Martens. Photo Hilke-Maunder.
Jan van de Pavert, De vrijheid II: de vrijheid, 2016-2017. Courtesy Jan van de Pavert.
Carel Visser, Charly 2, 1985. Collection Groninger Museum. Photo John Stoel.

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Heineken Prizes 2018 Heineken Young Scientists Awards winners

Young researchers receive Heineken Young Scientists Awards

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has announced the names of the four young researchers who will receive the 2018 Heineken Young Scientists Awards. Socio-legal scholar Maartje van der Woude, neuropsychologist Marie-José van Tol, biochemist Joost Snijder and earth scientist Peter Bijl will take possession of their awards on Thursday 27 September 2018 in Amsterdam.

Heineken Young Scientists Award in the Humanities: Maartje van der Woude
Maartje van der Woude, professor of Law and Society at Leiden University. Professor Maartje van der Woude (37) is receiving the 2018 Heineken Young Scientists Award in the Humanities for investigating the interplay between the law and public debate concerning such issues as terrorism, migration, and cross-border crime.

Heineken Young Scientists Award in the Social Sciences: Marie-José van Tol
Marie-José van Tol, researcher at University Medical Center Groningen. Dr Marie-José van Tol (37) is receiving the 2018 Heineken Young Scientists Award in the Social Sciences for studying the many factors that contribute to depression and other psychiatric disorders.

Heineken Young Scientists Award in the Medical/Biomedical Sciences: Joost Snijder
Joost Snijder, independent researcher and research consultant. Dr Joost Snijder (29) is receiving the 2018 Heineken Young Scientists Award in the Medical/Biomedical Sciences for using advanced microscopic techniques to study the molecular mechanisms of viruses.

Heineken Young Scientists Award in the Natural Sciences: Peter Bijl
Peter Bijl, researcher at Utrecht University. Dr Peter Bijl (34) is receiving the 2018 Heineken Young Scientists Award in the Natural Sciences for researching the relationship between atmosphere, oceans and ecosystems in the Antarctic over the past 80 million years.

Awards ceremony
The 2018 Heineken Young Scientists Awards will be presented on Thursday 27 September 2018 during an extraordinary meeting of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences at the Muziekgebouw ’t IJ concert hall in Amsterdam. The six biennial Heineken Prizes for Arts and Sciences will be presented on the same occasion. The Academy announced the names of the Heineken Prize winners in March and April.

About the Heineken Young Scientists Awards
The Heineken Young Scientists Awards offer vital encouragement to young researchers whose outstanding achievements set an example for other young scientists and scholars.
As of 2018, four awards will be conferred, one in each of the following domains: Humanities, Social Sciences, Medical/Biomedical Sciences and Natural Sciences.
Each of the winners receives a sculpture designed by Amsterdam-based artist Jeroen Henneman and EUR 10,000. The Heineken Prizes are funded by the Dr H.P. Heineken Foundation and the Alfred Heineken Fondsen Foundation.

Please find more information on all Heineken Prizes on our website knaw.nl/heinekenprizes.

Contact details
Questions may be addressed to Irene van Houten (Academy), +31 (0)20 551 0733, (0)6 1137 5909, irene.van.houten@knaw.nl.

High-resolution images of the laureates are available at knaw.nl/press-photos-heineken-young-scientists-awards-2018.
© Portrait photographs: Jussi Puikkonen/KNAW

Heineken Prizes 2018 winners

Winners of Heineken Prizes announced

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences has awarded the Heineken Prizes this year to biomedical scientist Peter Carmeliet (University of Leuven), biologist Paul Hebert (University of Guelph), cognitive scientist Nancy Kanwisher (MIT), historian John R. McNeill (Georgetown University) and biophysicist Xiaowei Zhuang (Harvard University). The Heineken Prizes, each worth USD 200,000, will be presented on Thursday 27 September 2018 in Amsterdam.

Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Medicine: Peter Carmeliet
Peter Carmeliet, Professor of Medicine at the University of Leuven (Belgium), is receiving the 2018 Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Medicine for his research into the effects on growth factors on endothelial and nerve cells and for his efforts to develop treatments for vascular and neurological disorders based on his research findings.

Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences: Paul Hebert
Paul D.N. Hebert, Research Chair in Molecular Biodiversity at the University of Guelph (Canada), is receiving the 2018 Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences for his pivotal contribution to developing a genetic barcode capable of classifying every biological species on Earth.

C.L. de Carvalho-Heineken Prize for Cognitive Science: Nancy Kanwisher
Nancy Kanwisher, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge (USA), is receiving the 2018 C.L. de Carvalho-Heineken Prize for Cognitive Science for her highly original, meticulous and cogent research on the functional organisation of the human brain.

Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for History: John R. McNeill
John R. McNeill, Professor of History at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. (USA), is receiving the 2018 Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for History for his important work in integrating two recent branches of the study of history: global history and environmental history.

Dr H.P. Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics: Xiaowei Zhuang
Xiaowei Zhuang, Professor of Physics, Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University in Cambridge (USA), is receiving the 2018 Dr H.P. Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics for her groundbreaking work on developing high-resolution imaging methods and their use in investigating a variety of fundamental biological problems.

Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Art: Erik van Lieshout
On 30 March, the Academy announced that the 2018 Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Art will be awarded to Dutch visual artist Erik van Lieshout.

Awards ceremony
The 2018 Heineken Prizes will be presented on Thursday 27 September 2018 during an extraordinary meeting of the Academy at the Muziekgebouw aan het IJ in Amsterdam. During the meeting, the Academy will also present the Heineken Young Scientists Awards to four talented young researchers selected by the jury as an example for other young researchers in their fields.

About the Heineken Prizes
The Heineken Prizes are the most prestigious international science prizes of the Netherlands. They are awarded every other year. The laureates are selected by juries assembled by the Academy and made up of leading Dutch and foreign scientists and scholars.

Each of the Heineken science prizes is USD 200,000. The Heineken Prize for Art is EUR 100,000; the recipient must use half this amount to produce a publication or mount an exhibition. There are also four Heineken Young Scientists Awards, each worth EUR 10,000. The winners of these awards will be announced shortly.

The Heineken Prizes are named after Dr Henry P. Heineken (1886-1971); Dr Alfred H. Heineken (1923-2002) and Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken (1954), chairman of the Dr H.P. Heineken Foundation and the Alfred Heineken Fondsen Foundation, which fund the prizes.

Contact details
Questions may be addressed to Irene van Houten (Academy), +31 (0)20 551 0733, (0)6 1137 5909, irene.van.houten@knaw.nl

High-resolution images of the laureates are available at knaw.nl/press-photos-heineken-prizes
@ Portrait Photographs: Jussi Puikkonen/KNAW

Erik van Lieshout

Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Art 2018 awarded to Erik van Lieshout

The international jury for the Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Art has unanimously selected Dutch visual artist Erik van Lieshout as this year’s laureate. Van Lieshout will receive a cash prize of EUR 100,000, half of which is meant to finance a publication and/or exhibition. The award ceremony will take place in Amsterdam on Thursday 27 September 2018. The Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Art is Netherlands’ most prestigious prize for visual artists. It is financed from a private fund and was established thirty years ago. To mark this milestone, the Van Abbe Museum in Eindhoven will be hosting a major jubilee exhibition from 14 July to 30 September 2018.

For more information click here.

Heineken Young Scientists Awards 2018 Call for Nominations OPEN

Heineken Young Scientists Awards 2018
Call for nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Heineken Young Scientists Awards.

For more information click here.

Heineken Prizes 2018 Call for Nominations OPEN

Call for nominations 2018

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Heineken Prizes.

For more information click here

Heineken Prizes 2016 Winners

Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken presents Heineken Prizes for Science and Art

Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken presented the Heineken Prizes for Science and Art this afternoon to Jennifer Doudna, Stephen Jackson, Georgina Mace, Judith Herrin, Elizabeth Spelke and Yvonne Dröge Wendel.

The Heineken Prizes are the largest international research prizes in the Netherlands and are awarded every other year. The winners are selected by juries consisting of leading international researchers put together by the Academy.

The Heineken Prizes amount to USD 200,000 each. The Heineken Prize for Art consists of EUR 50,000 and EUR 50,000 to be spent on a publication or exhibition.

The Heineken Prizes are named after Dr Henry P. Heineken (1886-1971); Dr Alfred H. Heineken (1923-2002) and Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken (1954), chair of the Dr H.P. Heineken Foundation and the Alfred Heineken Fondsen Foundation, which finance the Heineken Prizes.

Heineken Prizes 2016 Winners

Left to right Elizabeth Spelke, Georgina Mace, Judith Herrin, Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken, Stephen Jackson, José van Dijck, Yvonne Dröge Wendel, Jennifer Doudna (Photo Frank van Beek) (Click the photo to enlarge)

 

Jennifer Doudna

Jennifer Doudna, Professor of Biomedical Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley (US), will receive the 2016 Dr H.P. Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics for her pioneering research into the structure and functioning of RNA molecules and RNA protein complexes.
> Video
> Laudatio

 

Steve Jackson

Stephen (Steve) Jackson, Professor of Biology at the University of Cambridge (UK), will receive the 2016 Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Medicine for his fundamental research into DNA repair in human cells and for the successful application of knowledge of that process in the development of new cancer drugs.
> Video
> Laudatio

 

Georgina Mace

Georgina Mace, Professor of Biodiversity and Ecosystems at University College London (UK), will receive the 2016 Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences for developing scientific criteria for the world’s most comprehensive list of threatened species and for establishing priorities for nature conservation.
> Video
> Laudatio

 

Judith Herrin

Judith Herrin, Emeritus Professor of Late Antique and Byzantine Studies at King’s College London (UK), will receive the 2016 Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for History for her groundbreaking research into Medieval cultures in Mediterranean civilisations and for establishing the crucial significance of the Byzantine Empire in history.
> Video
> Laudatio

 

Elizabeth Spelke

Elizabeth Spelke, Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, Cambridge (US), will receive the 2016 C.L. de Carvalho-Heineken Prize for Cognitive Sciences for her pioneering research into the cognitive development of infants.
> Video
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Yvonne Dröge Wendel

Dutch visual artist Yvonne Dröge Wendel was awarded the Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Art 2016. The international jury has praised Wendel’s work for its originality, inventiveness and vitality.
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Heineken Young Scientist Awards

At the same event, the five Heineken Young Scientist Awards (EUR 10,000 each) were presented to five young Dutch researchers: microbiologist Edze Westra, biomedical scientist Mariëtte Boon, ecologist Wouter Halfwerk, historian Karwan Fatah-Black, and neuroscientist Jasper Poort.

The Heineken Young Scientists Awards offer encouragement to talented young researchers. They are awarded every other year to promising researchers whose outstanding work sets an example for others of their generation.

Heineken Young Scientists Awards 2016 Winners

Left to right José van Dijck, Edze Westra, Mariëtte Boon, Alexander de Carvalho,Karwan Fatah-Black, Louisa de Carvalho, Wouter Halfwerk, en Jasper Poort (Photo Frank van Beek) (Click the photo to enlarge)

 

Edze Westra, research fellow at the University of Exeter (United Kingdom)
Dr E.R. Westra (32) is receiving the 2016 Heineken Young Scientists Award for Biochemistry and Biophysics for his cross-disciplinary study of CRISPR-Cas, a natural adaptive immune system in bacteria.

Mariëtte Boon, researcher at Leiden University Medical Centre
Dr M.R. Boon (27) is receiving the 2016 Heineken Young Scientist Award for Medicine for her research on ‘brown fat’, a special type of fat cell that converts glucose and lipids into body heat.

Wouter Halfwerk, assistant professor at VU University Amsterdam
Dr W. Halfwerk (35) is receiving the 2016 Heineken Young Scientists Award for Environmental Sciences for his creative research on how humans alter communication between animals in nature.

Karwan Fatah-Black, assistant professor at Leiden University
Dr K.J. Fatah-Black (35) is receiving the 2016 Heineken Young Scientists Award for History for his study of Dutch formal and informal transatlantic trade in the Golden Age, especially the trade in slaves.

Jasper Poort, researcher at University College London
Dr J. Poort (33) is receiving the 2016 Heineken Young Scientists Award for Cognitive Sciences for his research on how our brain takes rapid decisions by focusing on the most important information available.

For more information about the Heineken Prizes, please visit www.knaw.nl/heinekenprizes or contact Irene van Houten, Communications Department Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, telephone +31 6 1137 5909.

Yvonne Dröge Wendel ontvangt de prestigieuze Dr. A.H. Heinekenprijs voor de Kunst 2016

Op donderdag 29 september 2016 reikt Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken de Dr. A.H. Heinekenprijs voor de Kunst 2016 uit. De laureaat is beeldend kunstenaar Yvonne Dröge Wendel. Zij ontvangt 100.000 euro, waarvan de helft is bestemd voor een publicatie en/of een tentoonstelling.
De prijs wordt dit jaar voor de vijftiende maal toegekend. De officiële ceremonie vindt plaats in de Beurs van Berlage te Amsterdam.
Bij die gelegenheid worden ook de vijf wetenschappelijke Heinekenprijzen uitgereikt en vijf prijzen voor jonge wetenschappers, die aan een Nederlandse onderzoeksinstelling promotieonderzoek hebben verricht.

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