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Holly Roussell (born 1989, Vermont, USA) is a curator, museologist, and art historian specialising in photography and contemporary art from Asia based between Switzerland and China. Roussell is graduate of Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland, with a MA in Museology. She also holds a BA in Art History. She previously served as coordinator of the worldwide travelling exhibitions program, as well as the photography prize, the Prix Elysée, for the Musée de l’Elysée from 2013-2017.  She is a curator with the UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, China since 2021, and served as artistic advisor leading to the opening of Fotografiska Shanghai, from 2021- 2023. In 2022, she was invited guest curator for the Curiosa section for emerging artists at the leading international art fair for photography, Paris Photo

Roussell has organized more than 20 group and solo exhibitions around the world (Folkwang Museum; MUCEM; Les Rencontres d’Arles; Somerset House; NGV Melbourne; Lianzhou Photography Festival; OCT-Loft Shenzhen; Shanghai Centre of Photography; Auckland Art Gallery; Fotografiska; MMCA: Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, among other institutions).

She is a regular expert to international portfolio reviews and has participated in juries such as the Aperture Photobook Award, Landskrona & Breadfield Dummy Book Award, PhMuseum Womens Photography Grant among others. Roussell regularly contributes as author to exhibition catalogues and magazines on photography, Chinese art, museology and curating. 

In 2024, she will publish the first monograph of Chinese experimental artist and photographer "Mo Yi: Selected Photographs 1988-2003" with Thames & Hudson, UK. 

All Rights Reserved. Portrait by Anoush Abrar, 2021. 

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