Rocca Holly-Nambi is an artist and cultural producer. She is the Director of b-side,
international contemporary arts organization and biennial festival based on the Isle
Prior to this, Holly-Nambi was the British Council’s Head of Arts East Africa, and
subsequently Director of Arts Sub-Saharan Africa. Holly-Nambi co-founded 32° East
| Ugandan Arts Trust, a center for contemporary art in Kampala, Uganda; and KLA
ART, Kampala’s biennial public art festival. She has delivered artistic and curatorial
projects for the Edinburgh International Art Festival, Glasgow International Festival,
and the Mela Festival of World Music and Dance.
Holly-Nambi received an MA in Contemporary Art Theory at Edinburgh College of
Art and is undertaking a practice-based PhD in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths,
University of London, on Queer Abstraction in Kenya and Uganda. Holly-Nambi
lives and works in Nairobi, Kenya.