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.

For the 2020 competition, the Académie de France in Rome received and declared admissible 422 applications.

The selection jury was 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, François Quintin, advisor for the visual arts to the director general of artistic creation at the Ministry of Culture, Olivier Cadiot, writer, Dominique de Font-Réaulx, curator of heritage, Elisabeth Lemercier, architect, Stéphanie Ovide, heritage restorer, Sebastian Rivas, composer and Raphaël Zarka, artist. For the analysis of applications, it relied on the expertise of seventeen experts appointed by the Ministry of Culture within the administration of the State or its public institutions.

The jury selected fifteen files, one of which was worn by a pair, 16 residents who, during their stay at the Villa Medicis, will benefit from a residence grant, individual accommodations and workshops or workspaces.

This 2020 selection, marked by a great diversity of profiles and artistic approaches, brings together projects in architecture, plastic arts, musical composition, film script writing, history and art theory, literature, photography or heritage restoration.

Class of Residents 2020-2021:

- Ms Noriko Baba

- Ms Coralie Barbe

- Ms Adila Bennedjaï-Zou

- Mr Simon Boudvin

- Mr Gaylord Brouhot

- Mr. Anne-James Chaton

- Ms Mathilde Denize

- Ms Alice Dusapin

- Mr Fernando Garnero

- Alice Grégoire and Clément Périssé

- Mr Félix Jousserand

- Mr Jacques Julien

- Ms Estefanía Peñafiel Loaiza

- Mr Georges Senga

- Ms Apolonia Sokol

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