AAR Welcomes Spring-Term Fellows to Rome

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Among the spring-term Fellows are (from left) Lauren Stimson, Shruti Swamy, and Estefania Puerta Grisales

The Academy is grateful to welcome today our spring-term Fellows, the final members of the class of Rome Prize winners and Italian Fellows to arrive on the Janiculum. Their projects will build on the Academy’s commitment to the global impact of artists, scholars, writers, and thinkers.

Eleven Fellows representing the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, literature, musical composition, and visual arts, will join the full-year Fellows in residence at the Academy. (See the complete class of Rome Prize winners.) In addition to these Rome Prize winners, we welcomed Lan Tuazon, the 2024 Terra Foundation Affiliated Fellow for a Chicago-Based Artist in January. In March, we look forward to receiving Sabrina Morreale, the Enel Foundation Italian Fellow in Architecture, Urban Design, and Landscape Architecture, the final Italian Fellow of the academic year to arrive.

The highly competitive Rome Prize Fellowships support advanced independent work and research in the arts and humanities. This year, the gift of “time and space to think and work” was awarded to thirty-six Americans and three Italians. Each receive a stipend, workspace, and room and board at the Academy’s eleven-acre campus in Rome.

Joining us this season are: 


Arnold W. Brunner/Frances Barker Tracy/Katherine Edwards Gordon Rome Prize  
César A. Lopez  
Assistant Professor, School of Architecture and Planning, University of New Mexico  
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Landscape Architecture

Gilmore D. Clarke and Michael Rapuano/Kate Lancaster Brewster Rome Prize  
Lauren Stimson  
Partner, STIMSON, Princeton, Massachusetts  
Seeing Rural: Embracing Art, Craft, and Slowness in the Italian Landscape


John Guare Writers Fund Rome Prize, a Gift of Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman  
Elif Batuman  
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of English, Barnard College, Columbia University  

Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize, a Gift of the Drue Heinz Trust  
Erica Hunt  
Bannerman Visiting Associate Professor of the Practice, Department of Literary Arts, Brown University  
The Mood Librarian Tells Stories

Rome Prize in Literature  
Shruti Swamy  
Writer, San Francisco  
Margret and Vishnu: Stories

Musical Composition

Frederic A. Juilliard/Walter Damrosch Rome Prize  
Kate Soper  
Composer, Northampton, Massachusetts; Iva Dee Hiatt Professor of Music, Smith College; Codirector, Wet Ink Ensemble  
Orchestra Orpheus Opus Onus

Visual Arts

Carla Fendi Rome Prize  
Kamrooz Aram  
Artist, Brooklyn  
Renegotiating Ornament

Philip Guston Rome Prize  
Nao Bustamante  
Professor of Art, Roski School of Art and Design, University of Southern California  

Jules Guerin Rome Prize  
Mike Cloud  
Associate Professor, Department of Art, Theory, and Practice, Northwestern University  
Holistic Abstraction

Nancy B. Negley Rome Prize  
Jeanine Oleson  
Associate Professor, Department of Art and Design, Rutgers University  
Untitled, Work-in-progress

Philip Guston Rome Prize  
Estefania Puerta Grisales  
Artist, Burlington, Vermont  
Embodied Excess: Feeling the Ruins

Terra Foundation Affiliated Fellow for a Chicago-Based Artist

Lan Tuazon  
Associate Professor, Department of Sculpture, School of the Art Institute of Chicago  
Future Fossils: Ever Given

Italian Fellow

Enel Foundation Italian Fellow in Architecture, Urban Design, and Landscape Architecture  
Sabrina Morreale  
Architect, London and Rome; Studio Master, Architectural Association School of Architecture; Cofounder, Lemonot Studio  
Roman Foraging: Spontaneous Convivial Acts within the Edgelands

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