At the beginning of their ten-month stay in Florence, the Villa Romana Fellows 2018 will introduce themselves in a joint exhibition of new works. The artists Jeewi Lee, Christophe Ndabananiye, Lerato Shadi and Viron Erol Vert have been nominated for the fellowship by the jurors Nasan Tur, artist, and Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, director of SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, and Curator at Large at documenta 14.
Each year, the Villa Romana Prize is awarded to four artists of outstanding artistic quality living in Germany. The Villa Romana Fellowship includes a ten-month residency at the Villa Romana in Florence, free use of an atelier and a monthly stipend.
At the end of their stay they jointly produce a publication.