SA Smythe & William Villalongo

Tuesday, March 29, 2022–6:00 PM
AAR Lecture Room
Via Angelo Masina, 5
Rome, Italy
Graphic image with '2021-22 Fellow Shoptalk' in white letters against a bright green background

William Villalongo
In Search of Black Atlantis

William Villalongo will introduce his artistic practice and share research from his ongoing In Search of Black Atlantis project, highlighting his process, finished works, and collaborations done while in residence at AAR.

William Villalongo is the Jules Guerin/Harold M. English Rome Prize Fellow in Visual Arts and associate professor in the School of Art at Cooper Union.

SA Smythe

SA Smythe is the Rome Prize Fellow in Modern Italian Studies and assistant professor in the Department of Gender Studies and African American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.

You can watch William Villalongo’s shoptalk live. Please register for Zoom in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.


Space in the Lecture Room is limited, and seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you plan to attend an event with a group of over six guests or students, please inform events [at] with at least 48 hours prior notice so that special arrangements can be made.

Guests will be asked to comply with Covid-19 safety protocols for events:

  • Access to the Academy requires the presentation of a valid photo ID and a Super Green Pass
  • FFP2 masks are required when indoors, and temperature will be checked before entry
  • Visitor contact information may be shared for contact tracing

Please contact events [at] with any questions.

Backpacks and luggage with dimensions larger than 40 x 35 x 15 cm (16 x 14 x 6 in.) are not permitted on the property. There are no locker facilities available.