2020 Residents

Teofilo Ruiz, Distinguished Professor and Robert and Dorothy Wellman Chair in Medieval History, University of California, Los Angeles

Invited Residents

The Director of the American Academy in Rome invites distinguished artists and scholars from around the world to reside at the Academy for periods generally ranging from one to three months. Invitations are extended to senior artists and scholars of international standing in the following disciplines: architecture; design; historic preservation and conservation; landscape architecture; literature; musical composition; visual arts; ancient studies; medieval studies; Renaissance and early modern studies; and modern Italian studies.

During their stay, Residents serve as senior advisors to Rome Prize recipients and to other members of the Academy community, and are expected to offer a minimum of one Academy-wide event in their area of expertise: a concert, an exhibition or studio visit, a lecture, a reading, or an instructional walk in Rome. In general Invitational Residencies are for senior figures in their fields, and are by invitation only.

Fall 2019–Summer 2020 Residents

Danielle Allen
Esther Van Deman Resident in the Humanities

Hilton Als
Rea S. Hederman Critic in Residence

T. Corey Brennan
Lucy Shoe Meritt Resident in Classical Studies and Archaeology

Adele Chatfield-Taylor
James Marston Fitch Resident in Historic Preservation and Conservation

Theaster Gates
Mary Miss Residency in Visual Art

Erin Gee
Paul Fromm Resident in Composition

Mary Margaret Jones
Mercedes T. Bass Landscape Architect in Residence

Glenn Ligon
Robert Mapplethorpe Resident in Photography

Julie Mehretu
Roy Lichtenstein Artist in Residence

Maggie Nelson
William B. Hart Poet in Residence

Suzan-Lori Parks
Louise Kerz Hirschfield and Lewis B. Cullman Theatre Artist in Residence

Antoine Picon
James S. Ackerman Resident in the History of Art

Alexander Potts
Louis Kahn Residency in the History of Art

Teofilo Ruiz
Lester K. Little Residency in Medieval Studies

Mack Scogin and Merrill Elam
William A. Bernoudy Architects in Residence

A. O. Scott
Marian and Andrew Heiskell Visiting Critic 

Sheila Silver
Elliott Carter Memorial Resident in Composition

Anthony Vidler
James S. Ackerman Resident in the History of Art

Adam Weinberg
Marian and Andrew Heiskell Visiting Critic 

James Welling
Henry Wolf Photographer in Residence

Fred Wilson
Deenie Yudell Residency in the Visual Arts

J. Meejin Yoon
Colin Rowe Designer in Residence