ROME AND NEW YORK (April 25, 2022) – The American Academy in Rome (AAR) announced today the
winners of the 2022–23 Rome Prize and Italian Fellowships. These highly competitive 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-eight American and four Italian artists and scholars. They will
each receive a stipend, workspace, and room and board at the Academy’s eleven-acre campus on the
Janiculum Hill in Rome, starting in September 2022.
he Rome Prize and Italian Fellowship winners will be presented in person during the annual Arthur and
Janet C. Ross Rome Prize Ceremony. The event will also feature a Conversations/Conversazioni between the
acclaimed composer and Bang on a Can cofounder David Lang (1991 Fellow, 2017 Resident) and AAR
President Mark Robbins (1997 Fellow). In addition, one of Lang’s compositions—the Academy Award–
nominated “Simple Song #3”—will be performed live. The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation is the 2021–22
sponsor of the Conversations/Conversazioni series.
“This year’s Rome Prize winners and Italian Fellows represents the diversity of the United States, and their
projects build on the Academy’s commitment to the global impact of the arts and humanities,”said Mark
Robbins, AAR President and CEO. “These fellowships are transformative, and we look forward to seeing
the ways this experience is translated in the work to come.”
Rome Prize winners are selected annually by independent juries of distinguished artists and scholars
through a national competition. The eleven disciplines supported by the Academy are: ancient studies,
architecture, design, historic preservation and conservation, landscape architecture, literature, medieval
studies, modern Italian studies, music composition, Renaissance and early modern studies, and visual
arts. The selected candidates were ratified by the Board of Trustees of the American Academy in Rome.
Nationwide, the Rome Prize competition received 909 applications, representing 47 US states and
territories and 19 different countries. Thirty-three Rome Prizes were awarded to 37 individuals (four prizes
are collaborations), representing an acceptance rate of 3.6 percent. This group of Rome Prize winners is
among the most diverse in the Academy’s history. Approximately 46 percent of the winners identify as
persons of color, representing a new high for this demographic. Twenty-four percent of the Rome Prize
winners were born outside the United States. Ages of the incoming group range from 27 to 67, with an
average age of 43.
In addition to the Rome Prize winners, the Academy announced the recipients of four Italian Fellowships,
through which Italian artists and scholars live and work in the Academy community, pursuing their own
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projects in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment with their
American counterparts. The Italian Fellows are also selected through a national jury process. A Terra
Foundation Fellow was also selected.
A full list of the 2022–23 Rome Prize winners and Italian Fellows, as well as the international jurors who
selected them, follows.
American Academy in Rome
Established in 1894, the American Academy in Rome (AAR) is America’s oldest overseas center for
independent studies and advanced research in the arts and humanities. The Academy has since evolved to
become a more global and diverse base for artists and scholars to live and work in Rome. The residential
community includes a wide range of scholarly and artistic disciplines, which is representative of the United
States and is fully engaged with Italy and contemporary international exchange. The support provided by
the Academy to Rome Prize and Italian Fellows, and invited Residents, helps strengthen the arts and
HISTORIC PRESERVATION AND
Suzanne Deal Booth Rome Prize
Professor, Department of Art History, University
of Wisconsin, Madison
British Monuments, and the
Legacy of Ancient Rome in Modern India
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Preeti Chopra joined SAH in 2001, and chaired the MacDougall Book Award Committee in 2012.
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