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
As a curator of photography and Chinese contemporary art, she has curated major group and solo exhibitions for institutions around the world including: Folkwang Museum, Essen (DE); UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (CN); Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne (CH); National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (AUS) ; MMCA Gwacheon, Seoul (KR) among others.
Holly Roussell is a regular expert to international portfolio reviews and has contributed as author to a number of exhibition catalogues and magazines on photography. In 2017, she co-founded the Asia Photography Project, a Swiss non-profit curatorial collective and platform for photography from East Asia.
In 2020 she will be co-authoring a major publication with Dr. Wu Hung (University of Chicago) with accompanying historic exhibition dedicated to the exhibition history of the Chinese avant-gardist art group active in Beijing from 1979-1981, the Stars (星星画会)
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