Villa Romana Fellows 2011
Thomas Kilpper, Nora Schultz, Rebecca Ann Tess, Vincent Vulsma and Henrik Olesen are the 2011 winners of the Villa Romana Fellowship. At the beginning of February, the first four artists arrived in Florence and introduced themselves immediately in an initial joint exhibition of new works. Henrik Olesen, who will work at Villa Romana from July to November 2011, will then exhibit his work on September, at the OPEN STUDIOS event. This year’s Villa Romana Fellows were selected by judges Kathrin Rhomberg, curator of the 6th Berlin Biennale, and by the artist Willem de Rooij. More after the jump.
The Villa Romana Fellowship was created in order to offer an opportunity to especially talented, primarily younger artists resident in Germany to further develop their art during a prolonged stay in Florence. Villa Romana hosts four fellows for ten months every year. At the end of the stay, the works of the fellows created during their residence at Villa Romana are documented and published in a catalogue.
Photo: Giulia Del Piero