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o-1 approval secured for vika dushkina, art curator

Managing Partner Michael Wildes,is pleased to announce that the firm has secured an O-1 visa approval for Vika Dushkina, Art Curator.

Hailing from Moscow, Russia, Vika Dushkina is an art curator known around the world for her spectacular work in connection with the most prestigious art exhibitions. She is an extraordinary art curator as evidenced by the tremendous following she has developed and the recognition she has received from her peers, clients, art critics, top global artists, and industry press accumulated over the course of her career. Ms. Dushkina has served as essential art curator for renowned galleries Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Triumph Gallery and Gary Tatintsian Gallery as well as exhibitions showcasing the work of iconic artists Louise Bourgeois, Robert Longo and Peter Saul. Her work has been positively critically reviewed by respected art publications like The Moscow Times, ARTBOOK, Art Daily, artnet news and ARTGUIDE. She is particularly recognized for advancing Moscow’s dated art culture, breathing life into it by introducing Russians to a new generation of artists from around the world.

In order to qualify for an O-1 visa which allows individuals of extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, athletics, education or business to live and work in the United States, a foreign national must provide adequate documentation to demonstrate that he/she has sustained national or international acclaim in their field.

In addition, the individual must provide substantial evidence to prove that he/she meets 3 of the 6 evidence categories defined by statute, as well as a written advisory opinion from a labor union or relevant peer group. The O-1 visa applicant must also show that he/she has an offer of employment in the United States to work in his/her field of expertise (or several offers of employment from multiple sources, along with a third-party Agent to petition on the individual’s behalf and connect him/her to the multiple employers).

For more than fifty six years, the firm of Wildes & Weinberg has concentrated its practice in all aspects of U.S. immigration and nationality law, servicing the immigration requirements of prominent American and International individuals and corporations, banks, industrial, financial and manufacturing concerns, and law firms in connection with the personnel needs of their foreign national employees.  In addition, the firm has a distinguished clientele and has done substantial immigration work for investors, scientists, physicians, bankers, performing artists, directors, writers, models, actors, athletes, fine artists, art dealers, curators, musicians, and literary agents.

For more information on the O-1 visa category, which allows individuals of extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, athletics, education and business to live and work in the United States, please visit our Immigration 101 page or contact Michael Wildes at

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