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Elizabeth Dee

Founder of Elizabeth Dee Gallery and the Independent Art Fair, Guest Speaker, New York

Elizabeth Dee spoke in New York at the Women Leaders in the Art Market.

Elizabeth Dee is a cultural entrepreneur, curator, dealer and producer. She is the CEO of Elizabeth Dee Galleryin New York and of Independent Art Fairs in New York and Brussels. She is included in the 2015 Art + Auction’s Power 100, and has been profiled in many international publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Vogue and the New York Times. Dee lectures regularly on topics of relevance to the field, especially with regard to gallery and fair culture, innovation and the market.

The gallery, established in 2002, is located on Fifth Avenue in Harlem. Dee has produced numerous groundbreaking, first and internationally recognized exhibitions by such artists as John Giorno, Adrian Piper, Julia Wachtel, Derek Jarman and Ryan Trecartin (New York debut/co-producer of 11 movies).

Previously, Dee created X Initiative, a nonprofit consortium of the global art community, presenting exhibitions and programming in response to the major philosophical and economic shifts in Contemporary Art. It was located at the former Dia Center for the Arts in Chelsea.

Elizabeth Dee graduated in 1995 with a B.A. from Mt. Holyoke College, majoring in Studio Art and Critical Social Thought. She served as co-director of Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York. She has served on the board of the Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum and currently serves on the board of Pivô in São Paulo.

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