Daniela Rossell was born and raised in Mexico City. She is an interdisciplinary artist and teacher who works solo and collaboratively in the fields of visual art and writing. Her first book, Ricas y Famosas, was described by historian Cuauhtémoc Medina as “among the most significant political works of the art of her country,” and by the New York Times as a “photographic journey through Mexico's twilight zone.” Solo exhibitions of Rossell’s work have been organized by Greene Naftali gallery in New York City, by Spruth Magers Projekte in Munich and by kurimanzutto gallery in Mexico City (in collaboration with Galen Jackson). Her work has appeared in numerous books such as Witness to Her Art, Things with a History, An Exhibition About the Exchange Rates of Bodies and Values; in publications such as ArtForum, El País, Le Point, Der Tagesspiegel, The Guardian, Proceso, TvNovelas, Le Monde; and has been shown around the world in museums and cultural institutions such as MoMA PS1, Tate Modern, Hammer Museum, SF MOMA, Les Recontres d'Arles, Kunst-Werke Berlin, Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi and Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes to name a few.
Professor Rossell will be joining Stanford’s Department of Art & Art History again for the 2021 Spring and Summer quarters. She will be teaching ARTSTUDI 242: Drawing and Creative Writing—a hands-on, interdisciplinary course that gives students both the tools to claim the complexity of their own stories and the opportunity to plunge into contemporary art from the double perspective of the visual and the verbal.