Junior Research Fellow
Ros Holmes is a Junior Research Fellow in art history at Christ Church, University of Oxford. Her current research focuses on China’s online culture and the defining role that image making is coming to assume within this sphere. Entitled ‘The Mediated Image', the project examines how artists are increasingly using digital media to disseminate their work to new audiences. Revealing the existence of a creative, humorous, but also socially and politically critical “China online,” which frequently locates itself outside of the intellectual discourse surrounding state censorship and contemporary art, the project explores aspects of visual culture at the forefront of modern and contemporary encounters between China and the wider world. Before coming to Oxford she worked in Beijing as the programme manager of a contemporary art space and as the assistant curator for education at the Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art (UCCA).