From top, left to right: Irina Podgorny, Netta Yerushalmy, Ernest Mitchell, Meera George, Alec Hall, Sigrid Nunez, Cheng-Hsiang Liu, Wendall Harrington, Liu Hsiao-Hu, David Levin, Sonya Clark, Walter Byongsok Chon, Abigail DeVille, Robert Clines, Sally Shuttleworth, József Trefeli, Ainur Karim, and Lembit Beecher


We are pleased to announce the awardees of this year's Bogliasco Fellowships - a group of 60 artists and scholars representing 13 disciplines, 17 countries, and 5 continents. These exceptional early, mid, and late-career individuals, who range in age from 32 to 77, will develop projects during five-week residencies beginning in September 2023 and ending in late May 2024.

Learn more about our current and upcoming Fellows in residence:

Fall 2023
Patricia Alessandrini, Music
Robert Clines, History
Felecia Davis, Architecture
Steph Del Rosso, Theater
Eric Dyer, Film/Video
Daria Faïn, Dance
Lucrecia E. Frassetto, Film/Video
Vanessa Northington Gamble, History
Alexandra Halkin, Film/Video
Alec Hall, Music
Wieland Hoban, Music
Ivelisse Jiménez, Visual Arts
Ainur Karim, Literature
Ernest Mitchell, Literature - Scholarship
Meisam Mozafari, Theater
Elena Penga, Literature
Irina Podgorny, History
Maurice Riordan, Literature
Sally Shuttleworth, Literature - Scholarship
Lyndsey Stonebridge, Public Humanities
József Trefeli, Dance
Gina Athena Ulysse, Theater
Yvonne Weber, Visual Arts
Netta Yerushalmy, Dance

Spring 2024
Lembit Beecher, Music
Abigail DeVille, Visual Arts
Sigal Bergman, Dance
Ann Carlson, Dance
Andy Chen, Literature
Louis Cherry, Film/Video
Abigail Child, Film/Video
Susan Choi, Literature
Walter Byongsok Chon, Theater
Sonya Clark, Visual Arts
David Cote, Theater
Emily Allegra Dreyfus, Visual Arts-Scholarship
Moriah Evans, Dance
Meera George, Visual Arts
Marsha Gordon, Film/Video
Anne Hamilton, Theater
Wendall Harrington, Theater
Joseph Heathcott, Architecture
Stephanie Malia Hom, History
Liu Hsiao-Hui, Film/Video
Amelia Huff, Music
David Levin, Literature - Scholarship
Cheng-Hsiang Liu, Visual Arts
Elaine Vilar Madruga, Literature
Christia Mercer, Philosophy
Sigrid Nunez, Literature
Sandra Parker, Dance
Chris Price, Literature
Molly Rice, Theater
Steven Seidenberg, Visual Arts
Mary Ellen Strom, Visual Arts
Jeremy Thurlow, Music
An van. Dienderen, Film/Video
Carolyn White, Archaeology
Martin Wistinghausen, Music


Thanks to the support of generous partner organizations that share our commitment to the arts and humanities, Bogliasco is pleased to announce the following Special Fellowship awards:

Andy Chen

John Burroughs Bogliasco Special Fellowship

Susan Choi

Arthur F. and Alice E. Adams Charitable Foundation Bogliasco Special Fellowship in Literature

Abigail DeVille

Anonymous Was A Woman Bogliasco Special Fellowship

Vanessa Northington Gamble

Virginia Howard Fellowship

Meera George

Helen Frankenthaler Bogliasco Special Fellowship in Visual Arts

Alec Hall
Edward T. Cone Bogliasco Fellowship in Music

Wieland Hoban

William Thomas McKinley Bogliasco Special Fellowship in Music

Amelia Huff

Aaron Copland Bogliasco Fellowship in Music

Ernest Mitchell

Natalie and Richard Jacoff Special Fellowship in Literature Scholarship

Elena Penga
Van Cleef & Arpels Bogliasco Special Fellowship in Poetry

József Trefeli

Fondation Gianni Biaggi De Blasys Special Fellowship

Netta Yerushalmy

Bogliasco and Baryshnikov Arts Center Joint Fellowship, Van Cleef & Arpels Bogliasco Special Fellowship in Dance

In Memoriam

Gianni Franzone
January 24, 2022: Our deepest condolences for the loss of Gianni Franzone, distinguished art historian and curator at the Wolfsonian Museum in Nervi, along with his colleague Matteo Fochessati. The Bogliasco Foundation remembers him for his collaboration as a member of the European Fellowship Advisory Committee in Visual Arts, for his constant availability and innate affability.

James Harrison
The trustees, staff and Fellows of the Bogliasco Foundation, lament the passing of our Co-Founder, inaugural Director and Chairman Emeritus, James Harrison. Jim’s keen intelligence and wide experience in the worlds of music and academia gave him the vision to establish our beloved Bogliasco Study Center, which will soon celebrate twenty-five years of operation. We extend our sincere condolences to his family.

A prominent music educator, James was much loved by nearly three decades of students at Hunter College in New York City. He was responsible for instituting a leading curriculum for classical music theory and an educational pedagogy that many continue to employ today.

James was born in St. Louis, Missouri to Garnet Toalson Harrison and Stanley Leonard Harrison MD. A top student and athlete at the John Burroughs School, James went on to Harvard College, graduating with an AB in Music in 1957.

After completing summer studies at the American School at Fontainebleau with Nadia Boulanger, James was invited to teach at the iconic institution. There, he met Marina Biaggi. They married in 1961 and lived in France and Switzerland where their two children were born, while James worked at Fontainebleau and apprenticed with the conductor Hermann Scherchen.

In 1969 he began his tenure at Hunter College, where he taught music theory, served as Chair of the Music Department, and eventually became Dean of Arts and Humanities.

Music was ever present in James and Marina's lives—they literally built their home of 47 years around their Steinway grand piano, which was constantly played by James, Marina, friends and colleagues.

Upon his retirement from Hunter College, James and Marina's passion for the arts led them to co-establish the Bogliasco Foundation, a residential fellowship program for the arts and humanities in Italy. As the visionary Founding Director, James worked tirelessly to develop this new organization.

James is survived by his wife of 59 years, Marina Biaggi Harrison, children Laura and Phil, grandchildren Isabel, Lou and Eliot, sister Sue Rodgers, and cats Fannie, Celine and Leo.

Bogliasco Foundation's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

As an organization that supports the arts, humanities and transformative cross-cultural exchange, we believe passionately in facilitating dialog and broadening perspectives on a personal, community and global level. We stand in solidarity with all who fight systemic racism, oppression and hate. Black Lives Matter. Even as we reaffirm our core values, we acknowledge that now is a time to explore how we as an organization can use our voice more effectively and equitably to amplify marginalized voices, and to promote inclusion and equality. Black creativity and scholarship matter. Words are more powerful when followed by concrete, impact-driven action and accountability, and we commit to both. Join us.