On Thursday, June 27, 2019, Franck Riester, Minister of Culture, welcomed the new residents of the Académie de France in Rome beneficiaries of a one-year residency of creation, research or experimentation at the Villa Médicis.

On June 3, 2019, the Ministry of Culture decided on the list of the 2019-2020 class of students admitted to the Académie de France in Rome for a one-year residency from September 1, 2019.

As part of the competition organized by the Académie de France in Rome, candidates may submit their application under all disciplines of literary and artistic creation, as well as the history of art or the restoration of works of art or monuments. The Académie de France in Rome received 455 applications this year and declared them admissible.

The applications were submitted to a selection jury composed of Stéphane Gaillard, acting director of the Académie de France in Rome and president of the jury, Noëlle Tissier, member of the board of directors of the Académie de France in Rome, Béatrice Salmon, Assistant Director in charge of plastic arts to the Director General of artistic creation of the Ministry of Culture, Claire Barbillon, art historian and director of the Ecole du Louvre, Clément Cogitore, artist and director, Hélène Delprat, artist, Francesco Filidei, composer, Camille de Toledo, writer, Éric Troncy, co-director of the contemporary art centre The Consortium.

The jury of the competition has selected 15 files, 1 of which is carried by a pair, 16 residents who will benefit, during their stay at the Villa Medicis, of a residence grant, individual housing and workshops or workspaces.


Franck Riester, Minister of Culture said: As illustrated by the prestigious list of its residents, the Académie de France in Rome-Villa Médicis is a great opportunity for selected artists and researchers who benefit from exceptional conditions to develop their projects.”


List of residents:

  • Ms. Frédérique Barchelard and Mr. Flavien Menu
  • Mr. Benjamin Crotty
  • Ms. Pauline Curnier Jardin
  • Mr. Bastien David
  • Ms Louise Sartor
  • Mr. Samuel Gratacap
  • Ms Valentina Hristova
  • Mr. Sammy Baloji
  • Mr. Mathieu Larnaudie
  • Mr. François Olislaeger
  • Ms Fanny Taillandier
  • Mr. Sébastien Thiery
  • Mr. Mikel Urquiza
  • Ms Jeanne Vicerial
  • Ms Sara Vitacca


For more information about Villa Medici: http://www.villamedici.it/en/