Angelika Stepken took over as director of Villa Romana in November 2006. Following extensive refurbishment measures, she reopened the Villa in May 2007.

She was previously Director at Badischer Kunstverein in Karlsruhe from 1998-2006. As a curator, she has organised numerous international exhibitions since the late 1980s: most recently the ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen [Institute for Foreign Relations]) exhibition Future Perfect, which has toured internationally since 2013.

She has written numerous reviews, texts on art and articles in catalogues. She has also taken on teaching roles and was responsible for the 2012 BDI (Federation of German Industries) annual Jahresring publication On One Side of the Same Water. Artistic practicces between Tirana and Tanger.

She has been and is still a member of a number of juries, was a board member at the AdKV (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutscher Kunstvereine [Federation of German Art Associations]) and is Chairwoman of the ifA Advisory Board.


gnes Stillger

born 1972 in Baden-Württemberg, DE.
Stillger studies Literature in Karlsruhe and Art History in Munich, with a focus on contemporary African art.
Since February she works as curatorial assistant at Villa Romana and is co-curator of the project SEEDS FOR FUTURE MEMORIES.

Giulia Del Piero

born 1986 in Bolzano, Italy
Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Florence
Since September 2009 she has been working as an assistant and photographer, also in charge of the technical side of exhibition at the Villa Romana.
Since January 2018 she has been working as executive producer for music@villaromana.

Claudia Fromm
born 1974 in Herten, Germany
After an apprenticeship in bookselling in Germany she graduated in German-Italian-Studies and Art History at the Universities of Bonn and Florence
Since January 2014 she has been working as an administrative assistant at the Villa Romana.

Ala and Victor Cebotaru

born 1970 / 1960 in Moldova
Since 2008 Ala (French teacher) and Victor Cebotaru (Builder) have been working as janitors at Villa Romana and taking care of the house and the garden.

Carlotta Castellani
born 1982 in Florence, Italy
Graduated in contemporary art history at the University of Florence and at the University of Pisa. Doctoral candidate under joint guidance of the universities of Florence, Paris IV Sorbonne and Bonn
Since April 2014, she has been working on the reorganization and analytical study of the archive of the Villa Romana, for which she is responsible. Email: