Fellows announced for the 2020-2021 residency at the French Academy in Rome

New artists and researchers in residence at the French Academy in Rome in 2020-2021

The French Ministry of Culture, on June 4th 2020, established the list of fellows admitted to the French Academy in Rome — Villa Medici for a one-year residence of creation, research and experimentation, starting from September 2020.

As part of the competition organized by the French Academy in Rome, candidates can present themselves for all disciplines of literary and artistic creation, history of art, restoration of artworks or monuments.

For the 2020 competition, the French Academy in Rome received 422 applications.

The selection board was composed of Stéphane Gaillard, interim director of the French Academy in Rome and president of the selection board; Noëlle Tissier, member of the Administration Board of the French Academy in Rome; François Quintin, councilor for the visual arts and general director of artistic creation at the Ministry of Culture; Elisabeth Lemercier, architect; Stéphanie Ovide, art restorer; Sebastian Rivas, composer; Raphaël Zarka, artist.

For the analysis of the applications, the selection board relied on the expertise of 17 experts appointed by the Ministry of Culture.

The board selected 15 dossiers, including a duo, therefore 16 resident fellows who will benefit during their stay at Villa Medici from a residency grant and an individual accommodation which can include a studio/work space.

This 2020 selection, characterized by a great diversity of profiles and artistic approaches, brings together projects in the fields of architecture, visual arts, musical composition, film script, history and theory of the arts, literature, photography and heritage restoration.

The fellows of the French Academy in Rome for 2020-2021 are:

  • Noriko Baba (composer)
  • Coralie Barbe (heritage restorer)
  • Adila Bennedjaï-Zou (scriptwriter)
  • Simon Boudvin (artist)
  • Gaylord Brouhot (art historian)
  • Anne-James Chaton (writer)
  • Mathilde Denize (artist)
  • Alice Dusapin (art historian)
  • Fernando Garnero (composer)
  • Alice Grégoire and Clément Périssé (architects)
  • Félix Jousserand (poet)
  • Jacques Julien (artist)
  • Estefanía Peñafiel Loaiza (artist)
  • Georges Senga (photographer)
  • Apolonia Sokol (artist)