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.

2017–18 Residents

Writer in Residence
Ayad Akhtar
Novelist, New York
January 22–February 19, 2018

Roy Lichtenstein Artist in Residence
Yto Barrada
Artist, Tangier, Morocco
September 8–October 30, 2017

Colin Rowe Designer in Residence
Irma Boom
Principal, Irma Boom Office, Amsterdam
January 8–February 26, 2018

Rea S. Hederman Critic in Residence
Corinna Da Fonseca-Wollheim
Writer, New York
February 26–March 26, 2017

Writer in Residence
Don DeLillo
Writer, New York
December 11–25, 2017

William A. Bernoudy Architect in Residence
Jeanne Gang, FAIA
Founder and Principal, Studio Gang Architects, New York
September 18–November 13, 2017

Deenie Yudell Resident in the Visual Arts
Teresita Fernández
Artist, New York
May 14–July 16, 2018

Mercedes T. Bass Landscape Architect in Residence
Gary Hilderbrand, FAAR’95, FASLA
Founder and Principal, Reed Hilderbrand
Professor in Practice, Harvard Graduate School of Design

September 18–November 13, 2017

Lester K. Little Resident in Medieval Studies
William Chester Jordan
Dayton-Stockton Professor of History, Department of History, Princeton University
September 18–October 16, 2017

William B. Hart Poet in Residence
Yusef Komunyakaa
Professor, Creative Writing Program, Department of English, New York University
September 18–November 6, 2017

Lucy Shoe Meritt Scholar in Residence
Melissa Lane
Class of 1943 Professor of Politics and Director, University Center for Human Values, Department of Politics, Princeton University
June 11–July 27, 2018

Paul Fromm Composer in Residence
Nico Muhly
Composer, New York
February 26–April 9, 2018

James S. Ackerman Scholar in Residence
Richard Powell
John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art and Art History, Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies, Duke University
September 18–November 13, 2017

Louis Kahn Scholar in Residence
Nasser Rabbat
Professor and Director of the MIT Aga Khan Program, Department of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Techonology
December 11, 2017–February 5, 2018

William A. Bernoudy Architect in Residence
Annabelle Selldorf, FAIA
Founder and Principal, Selldorf Architects, New York
October 16–30, 2017, February 12–25, 2018, and April 16–30, 2018

William A. Bernoudy Architect in Residence
Nader Tehrani
Dean, Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, Cooper Union
Founder and Principal, NADAAA

November 20, 2017–January 15, 2018