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Announcing the 2023 Villa Albertine Residencies

More than 70 international artists and thinkers will pursue customized residencies across the United States, exploring the urgent questions of our time.

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Villa Albertine is proud to announce the 2023 cohort of artists, researchers, and cultural professionals selected for its groundbreaking residency program. Open to creatives of all nationalities, Villa Albertine residencies are customized to the needs of each resident, allowing them to embed in the American city of their choice and draw creative inspiration from the communities and cultural landscape surrounding them. Working in collaboration with Villa Albertine staff located in 10 cities across the US and local partner institutions, the residents will touch down in 30+ American cities throughout 2023 for one-to-three-month exploratory projects that engage with the great global issues of our time. 

The 2023 residents represent 15 nationalities, including French, and all creative disciplines, from cinema to music, comics, video games, and more. Among the 70 residencies selected for 2023, 40 will be based in a single city of their choice, 20 will embark on nomadic projects across several cities, and 10 will take part in an exploratory project in the field of dance, in the tradition of “Ten in America“, a film project established in 2022 with the inaugural cohort of residents.  

The call for applications for Villa Albertine’s 2023 Residencies was open to creatives of all nationalities from October 2021 to January 2022. The first round of finalists was selected by 40+ local cultural experts in each of Villa Albertine’s 10 cities. The final selection was made by an international jury comprised of cultural leaders from both sides of the Atlantic: Nonny De la Peña, Founder, Emblematic Group and Founding Director, Narrative and Emerging Media Program, Arizona State University; Gina Duncan, President of BAM; Dawn Hudson, CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; Laurent Le Bon, President of the Centre Pompidou; Glenn D. Lowry, David Rockefeller Director of the Museum of Modern Art; and Marie-Cécile Zinsou, President of the Zinsou Foundation, and Chairwoman of the Board of Villa Médicis. The jury was chaired by Gaëtan Bruel, Director of Villa Albertine. 

Click on the link below to read the Jury Report: 

Villa Albertine’s 2023 Residencies 


  • Mathilde Billet
  • Frédéric Chartier & Pascale Dalix
  • Feda Wardak


  • Diane Sara Bouzgarrou & Thomas Jenkoe
  • Julia Ducournau
  • Marie Losier
  • Raphaël Millet
  • Phuong-Mai Nguyen

Craft & Design

  • Chloé Bensahel
  • Gala Espel
  • Eve George
  • Manuela Paul-Cavallier
  • Felipe Ribon
  • François-Xavier Richard

Literature Fiction & Nonfiction

  • Alice Chemama
  • Marion Chartier & Charlotte Fauve
  • François-Henri Désérable
  • Léa Hirschfeld
  • Marame Kane & Bamar Kane
  • Nina Leger
  • Nicolas Mathieu
  • Leïla Slimani
  • Elsa Vivant

Museums and Heritage

  • Mathieu Deldicque
  • Anna Hiddleston-Galloni
  • Claire Houmard
  • Roula Matar
  • Laure Pressac
  • Paul-Aimé William


  • Pierre-Antoine Badaroux
  • Marina Chiche
  • Djellali Elouzeri
  • Aymeric Hainaux
  • Isabelle Olivier
  • Christelle Oyiri
  • Tiss Rodriguez
  • Gwendolenn Sharp

New Media

  • Ugo Arsac
  • Elise Morin
  • Tatiana Vilela Dos Santos

Performing Arts

  • Sarah Fila-Bakabadio
  • Halory Goerger
  • Smith & Marie NDiaye

Dance Residency Project:

  • Hamid Ben Mahi & Christophe Hutin
  • Léna Blou
  • Ashley Chen & Peter Steven
  • Flora Détraz
  • Amala Dianor & Grégoire Korganow
  • Wanjiru Kamuyu & Dirk Korell
  • Smaïl Kanouté
  • Marlène Saldana & Jonathan Drillet
  • Noé Soulier
  • Nelisiwe Xaba

Visual Arts

  • Raphaël Barontini
  • Abdelhak Benallou
  • François Chastanet
  • Diane Cescutti
  • Euridice Zaituna Kala
  • Paul Maheke
  • Myriam Mihindou
  • Sara Ouhaddou
  • Victoire Thierrée

Alongside the call for applications, certain residents will be selected through special initiatives and partnerships, for example, the winners of the Prix Marcel Duchamp (prestigious annual award given to a young artist by the Association pour la Diffusion Internationale de l’Art Français) and Prix Pisar (new prize awarded to a young contemporary composer) will also earn a Villa Albertine residency.

Partnerships with the Ford Foundation and Recanati-Kaplan Foundation ensure that creators from the African continent and Middle East are well represented. Other partnerships ensure robust discipline-specific support, such as the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation’s support of Craft & Design residencies.

Applications for 2024 Residencies will open in November 2022.

Learn more about the residents and their projects: 

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