Upcoming Fellows

Bogliasco Fellowship Recipients
Spring 2024


Ann Carlson

Ann Carlson – Independent Artist and Adjunct Professor at UCLA, Dept of World Arts, Culture and Dance – United States

Ann Carlson is an interdisciplinary artist whose work involves solo performances, large-scale site-specific projects, ensemble-stage-based dances, and performance video. Her awards include a Creative Capital Award, a Doris Duke Award for Performing Artists, two American Masters awards, a USA Artist Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and a Fellowship from the Foundation for Contemporary Art. She also has had numerous awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and was the first recipient of the CalArts/Alpert Award in dance.


Louis Cherry

Louis Cherry – Architect and Principal at Louis Cherry Architecture – United States

Louis Cherry is an architect, artist, filmmaker, and musician. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and recipient of many art and architecture awards. Louis co-directed three award-winning short documentaries, Nesting (2020), All the Possibilities… (2019), and Ren-dered Small (2017). Louis leads the architecture firm Louis Cherry Architecture in Raleigh, NC, designing residential and diverse community-based environments.

Marsha Gordon

Marsha Gordon – Professor of Film Studies at North Carolina State University – United States

Marsha Gordon is a Professor of Film Studies at North Carolina State University, a past Fellow at the National Humanities Center, and a National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar. She is the author of numerous books and articles, and co-director of three award-winning short documentaries, Nesting (2020), All the Possibilities… (2019), and Rendered Small (2017). Her latest book is Becoming the Ex-Wife: The Unconventional Life & Forgotten Writings of Ursula Parrott (2023).


Hila Amit

Hila Amit (Literature-Scholarship) – Writer and Hebrew Director at the Masorti International School, Berlin – Israel/Germany

Hila Amit’s work appeared in Emrys Journal, The Washington Square Review, The Sycamore Review, Granta, and elsewhere. Her short stories collection, Moving on From Bliss (2016), was awarded the Israeli Ministry of Culture Prize for a debut. Her non-fiction book, A Queer Way Out (Albany: SUNY, 2018), was awarded the 2019 AMEWS Book Award. Her novel The Town Below was published in Hebrew in September 2022. She has received fellowships MacDowell and the Vermont Studio Center.

Stephanie Malia Hom

Stephanie Malia Hom (History) – Writer and Associate Professor of Transnational Italian Studies at the University of California – United States

Stephanie Malia Hom is an Associate Professor of Transnational Italian Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She writes and lectures on modern Italy and the Mediterranean, mobility studies, colonialism and imperialism, migration and detention, and tourism history and practice. She is the author of Empire's Mobius Strip: Historical Echoes in Italy's Crisis of Migration and Detention (2019) and The Beautiful Country: Tourism and the Impossible State of Destination Italy (2015).


Susan Choi
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Susan Choi – Novelist and Professor of The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University – United States – Arthur F. and Alice E. Adams Charitable Foundation Bogliasco Special Fellow in Literature

Susan Choi is the author of five novels, including Trust Exercise, which received the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction. She has also been the recipient of the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, a Lamba Literary award, the 2021 Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. She serves as a trustee of PEN America.


Martin Wistinghausen
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Martin Wistinghausen – Composer and singer – Germany

Martin Wistinghausen studied singing, German literature, and composing in Cologne, Mannheim, Düsseldorf, and Salzburg. He has been awarded many prizes and scholarships as both a singer and composer. He is an experienced performer in the field of Lied and Contemporary music. His compositions have been heard in many festivals and broadcasts in Europe (SWR, Deutschlandradio Kultur, Espace 2) and have been performed by noted ensembles, such as Chorwerk Ruhr and Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart.


Molly Rice

Molly Rice – Playwright and musician – United States

Molly Rice is a playwright/musician who creates big, aspirational community collaborations and small, strange musicals. Her works include The Birth of Paper, a transcontinental theater work connecting Pittsburgh, PA and Beirut, Lebanon; Khuraki, a theatrical/ culinary experience created with Afghan refugees; Angelmakers: Songs for Female Serial Killers, a true-crime musical; and The Saints Tour, a site-specific enchantment. She is the Founder/Co-Artistic Director of RealTime Arts and has a MFA from Brown University.


Meera George

Meera George – Visual Artist – India – Helen Frankenthaler Bogliasco Special Fellow in Visual Arts

Born in Chennai, India, Meera George widely exhibits and performs internationally. Strongly autobiographical, Meera’s performances are also sensitive to cultural and feminist issues. Her mixed media works, however, comment on the impermanence of existence and the looming climate challenge. She is the recipient of nine international grants and residencies, including Fukuoka Asian Art Museum Japan, La Napoule Art Foundation France, and Fremantle Arts Centre Australia. Meera currently lives and works in Pune, India.

Mary Ellen Strom

Mary Ellen Strom – Artist and Professor of Media Arts at Tufts University, Boston – United States

Mary Ellen Strom is a U.S.-based artist known for temporary public artworks and video/performance installations. Born in Butte, Montana, a hard rock mining town in the Rocky Mountain West, her research-based artwork is influenced by the culture and environment of this complex region. Strom’s artworks about place study the impacts of settler colonialism, extraction, and human-induced climate change. Projects are researched and produced in collaboration with Indigenous scholars, scientists, historians, environmentalists, and policymakers and have been exhibited on farms, cattle ranches, public pools, rivers, trains, grain terminals, and horse arenas in galleries and museums. She co-founded the public art organization Mountain Time Arts in Southwestern, MT, and is a Professor of Media Arts at Tufts University, Boston.