Melissa Dubbin et Aaron S. Davidson

Melissa Dubbin Born 1976, Las Cruces, New Mexico US
Aaron S. Davidson Born 1971, Madison, Wisconsin US
Live and work Brooklyn, New York US
Email / Website mail@dubbin-davidson.com / www.dubbin-davidson.com


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014
Treize, Paris

2013

Audio Visual Arts (AVA), New York, New York

2012

Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden, Norway
The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland / Reykjavik Arts Festival

2010

Sound Design for Future Films, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio
Nobody Shoots a Broken Horn, Overgaden, Copenhagen, Denmark

2008

Sound Design for Future Films, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS, SCREENINGS AND PERFORMANCES

2016
(forthcoming) Early Spring, Campoli Presti, Paris
(forthcoming) Bittersweet Symphony, Until Then, Paris
Only Lovers, Le Coeur, Paris

2015
Co-Workers : Beyond Disaster, Bétonsalon, Paris, France
Les motifs du savoir, Mains d'Œuvres, Paris, France

2014
Some Artists' Artists, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York. NY
Season 8 : Pierre Huyghe,The Artist's Institute, New York, NY
Art of its own making, The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis, Missouri
SonicWorks, Diverse Works, Houston, Texas

2013
Framing the Moving Image, Cricket Taplin Collection, Sagamore Hotel, Art Basel Miami
PARA-REAL, 601Artspace, New York, New York
An exhibition which comes and goes as it pleases, comes again, Et. Al, San Francisco, California
Honey, I rearranged the collection, Philippe Cohen collection, Passage de Retz, Paris, France
Alchemical, Steven Kasher Gallery, New York, New York
Sound Spill, Zabludowicz Collection, New York, New York
10x10 American Photobooks, Tokyo Institute of Photography, Japan

2012
The Unspecific Index, 601Artspace, New York, New York
Every Exit is an Entrance: 30 Years of Exit Art, Exit Art, New York, New York
(I)ndependent People: Collaborations and Artist Initiatives, Reykjavik Arts Festival 2012, Iceland

2011

Library Science, Artspace, New Haven, Connecticut
Wireless, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, California
Books on Books, Swiss Institute, New York, New York
30 : A Brooklyn Salon, BRIC 30th Anniversary Exhibition, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

2010
No Customs, Sama Tower, Abu Dhabi
Interment Ceremony of Ada Eugenia von Böös-Farrar, Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York
Codex, Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse, France
In-Book / Out-Book / If-Book, 5th Biennial of Artists Books 2010 Foligno/Spoleto Italy
Ressurrectine (in collaboration with Eve Sussman), Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York, New York
Apologies and Further Concessions, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
33rd Göteborg International Film Festival, Göteborg, Sweden

2009
Scattered Logic, The Texas Firehouse, Long Island City, New York
A Perfect Human, Dorsch Gallery, Miami, Florida

2008
3rd Bucharest Biennial of Young Artists, Bucharest, Romania
Zapping Unit, La Ferme du Buisson, France
You Love Me Truly, from Radio Action III, with free103point9. New Museum, New York, NY
Subpoena, Talman + Monroe Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Lines of Sight #4 : Radio Action III, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain

2007
The Nordic Art Video Festival / Trunk 07, Östersund, Sweden
The Variegated Landscape, Like the Spice Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Electric Lab, Exit Art, New York, New York
50,000 Beds, participating artists in a project by Chris Doyle, Artspace, New Haven, Connecticut;
Real Art Ways, Hartford, Connecticut; and The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut
E-Flux Video Rental (EVR), Centre culturel suisse de Paris, France
Spectral Evidence, The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

2006
The Golden Hour, Gigantic Art Space, New York, New York
Denial is a River, SculptureCenter, Long Island City, New York
Drawing Stage, City Without Walls, Newark, New Jersey
Radio Festival, free103point9 Wave Farm, Acra, New York
Scenic Overlook, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Observatori, with free103point9, Museo de las Ciencia Principe Felipe, Valencia, Spain
E-Flux Video Rental (EVR), Extra City, Antwerp, Belgium
One Year Celebration; participating artists in a work by Pierre Huyghe, Celebration Park, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; Tate Modern, London, UK
ScopeOnAir, free103point9.org @ Scope New York, New York
SQUID, AK28 / Liljevalchs, Stockholm, Sweden (www.squid-net.com)

2005
SQUID, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden (www.squid-net.com)
The Poseidon Adventure, Sadlers Wells, London, UK
Against Nature, the Xpo/Jan Larsen Fine Art, Brooklyn, New York
Transmission II : Airborne, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, New York
E-Flux Video Rental (EVR), Manifesta, Amsterdam; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; The Moore Space, Miami; Insa Art Space, Seoul; Portikus, Frankfurt
On the Subject of WAR, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY Provisions Library, Washington, D.C.

2004
E-Flux Video Rental (EVR), e-flux, New York
2004Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea
Scape 2, Flux Factory, Long Island City, New York
Tune (In))), New Sound New York Festival, The Kitchen, New York, New York
Corporal Identity - Body Language and the Moving Image, The Museum of Art & Design and Electronic Arts Intermix, New York. New York

2003
Tune (In))), New York Center for Media Arts, Long Island City, New York

2002
New York-Québec Interlace Festival, Québec City, Québec / New York, New York
Flay, Splay, Play, Espace Ricard, Paris, France

2001
Rhizome Remix, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, New York
Transmedia Performance, with Shawn Onsgard, Wesleyan University, Connecticut
MIR2, Smack Mellon Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Popular Mechanics, Smack Mellon Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

2000
Outer Limits International Film & Video Festival, New York, New York
Jam Session II, Smack Mellon Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

1999
Impromptu Festival, Theaterworks, Santa Fe, New Mexico

EDUCATION

Melissa Dubbin

2014
MS, Masters of Experimentation in Art and Politics (SPEAP), SciencesPo, Paris

1998
BA, Honors, Moving Image Arts, College of Santa Fe, New Mexico

1993-94
Fine Arts, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces

Aaron S. Davidson

2014
MFA Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

1999
BA Fine Arts, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

1989-91
Photography & Political Science, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2016
François Pinault Collection Residency, Lens, France

2015
Fieldwork : Marfa International Research Residency, Marfa, Texas

2014
Anthropocene Campus/Curriculum, Participant, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

 

2013
Session Residency at Recess, Soho, New York

2011
Artist Honoree, 30 : Brooklyn, BRIC 30 Year Anniversary Gala, Brooklyn, New York

2009
Individual Artist Grant, New York State Council of the Arts, New York

2008
Anderson Ranch Artist Residency, Extending Creativity in Digital Media, Colorado

2006
In Practice Project Series, SculptureCenter, Long Island City, New York

2006
Visiting Artist, New York University Advanced Media Studio, New York

2005-06
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Workspace Program: 120 Broadway, New York

2003
Individual Artist Grant, New York State Council of the Arts, New York

2002
Experimental Television Center (ETC) Residency, Owego, New York

2001
NYC Independent Sound Art Fellowship, Media Alliance & Jerome Foundation

2000-03
Smack Mellon Work Exchange Artist-in-Residence, Brooklyn, New York

TEACHING AND LECTURES

2000-present  
Aaron S. Davidson, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York 

2016     
Artists-in Residence, L’Academie Vivante, Epigenetics and Cell Fate unit (CNRS / Université Paris
Diderot), in collaboration with Bétonsalon - Centre for Art and Research, Paris

2015     
Melissa Dubbin, Visiting Artist, Dept. of Sculpture + Extended Media, Virginia Commonwealth
University, Richmond, VA

2015     
Artists Talk, The Contemporary Austin, Texas

2014     
Melissa Dubbin, Jury member, MFA Candidates of École des Beaux Arts, Bordeaux, France

2008     
Lecture & Workshop, Kungl. Konsthögskolan, Royal University College of Fine Arts, Stockholm

2003     
Visiting Artists Lecture, Institute for Electronic Arts Program, Alfred University, New York

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 Nýló, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
Cricket Taplin Collection, The Sagamore Hotel, Miami, Florida
Philippe Cohen Collection, Paris, France

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2014     
Making a Record (Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald), published by Marian Goodman Gallery,
New York for the exhibition Some Artist’s Artists.

2014     
Making a Record (Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald), published by the Pulitzer Foundation for
 the Arts, St. Louis, Missouri for the exhibition Art of its own making.

2013     
the camera moves..., Published and distributed by the artists, Dec 2013.

2013     
Making a Record. SITE 95 Journal, Vol. 02 Issue 03, 2013.

2013     
Speaking Volumes, G. Douglas Barrett, Critical Writing Residency, Recess, New York.

2013     
Sound Spill, by Thom O'Nions and Richard Sides. Publication produced for the exhibition at the  
Zabludowicz Collection, New York, NY.

2013     
IN DEPENDENCE, Collaborations and Artists' Initiatives, Edited by Jonatan Habib Engqvist and Torpedo Press. Produced following the exhibition Independent People Reykjavik, Iceland.Published by Torpedo Press, Norway.

2012     
The Unspecific Index,
by Erin Sickler.Publication produced for the exhibition at 601Artspace, NYC

2011     
You Love Me Truly, Published and distributed by the artists. Edition of 200.

2011     
‘Library Science’, essay by Rachel Gugelberger, curator. www.libraryscience.org
2011     
Performa 09: Back to Futurism, by RoseLee Goldberg, published by D.A.P.

2011     
Transmission Arts: Artists and Airwaves, PAJ Publications. Edited by Galen Joseph-Hunter, with Penny Duff and Maria Papadomanolaki.

2011     
IN/OUT/IF Book, an artists platform, by Emanuele De Donno and Giorgio Maffei, published by Viaindustriae, Italy

2010     
Book, published by Eastside Projects, Birmingham UK

2009     
Cabinet Magazine, Issue 35 ‘Dust’

2008     
Fallen Books, published by onestar press. Edition of 500.

2008     
The Book of Stamps, published by Cabinet Books.

2007     
SHIFTER10: Transparent White, produced and edited by Sreshta Rit Premnath, Pieter DeHeijde

2006     
One Year Celebration, participating artists in a project by Pierre Huyghe, published by onestar press. Edition of 1000.

2005     
Lost Homing Pigeons for Squidproject.net

PRESS

2014     
Some Artists' Artists, review by Holland Cotter, The New York Times, July 4, 2014.

2014     
A drusy vein, review by Flora Katz, ArtPress, Issue 410, May 2014.

2014     
Smokescreen (Entrainment Study #4), Readings section, Harper’s Magazine, February 2014.

2014     
OEuvres de la collection Philippe Cohen. 20 ans d’acquisitions (Works from the Philippe Cohen
 Collection. 20 years of acquisitions), review by Audrey Illouz, ArtPress, Issue 407, January 2014.

2014     
Para-real, by Ken Johnson, New York Times, Jan 9, 2014.

2013     
Fifteen Questions with Christine Sun Kim, www.15questions.net,  Dec, 2013.

2013     
The String and the Mirror, The New Yorker, Sept 2, 2013.

2013     
The String and the Mirror, by Natalie Bell, Kaleidescope Blog, Aug. 21, 2013.

2013     
The String and the Mirror, by Leigh Ann Miller, Art in America, Aug. 15, 2013.

2013     
The String and the Mirror, by Karen Rosenberg, The New York Times, Aug. 2, 2013.

2013     
Alchemical at Steven Kasher, by Shannan Elinor Smith, Opening Ceremony New News, July 24,  2013.

2013     
Contemporary Art Daily, February 13, 2013
2013     
Recording The Legends People Tell About Diamonds, Using A Diamond, by Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan. FastCo.Design, February 2013

2012     
Making a Record, Interview by Ingibjörg Sigurjónsdóttir, Kunstforum, Nr. 4, Dec. 2012.

2012     
Highlighting (I)ndependent People, by Ingibjörg Sigurjónsdóttir, www.kunstforum.as, 21/06/12

2012     
A Glimpse into (I)ndependent People, www.IcelandicArtCenter.is, 18 June 2012.

2012     
A World of Books, Collections at the Crossroads, by Yanan Wang, Yale Daily News, Jan. 20, 2012

2011     
Dewey Decimal Didn’t Die, by Joshua Mamis, New Haven Independent Nov 25, 2011

2010     
After Decades, Remains of a Magical Voice are Layed to Rest, by James Barron, The New York  Times, Oct 6, 2010

2010     
Antique Phonograph Radio Program, WFMU, Jersey City, New Jersey, Broadcast Oct 5, 2010

2010     
The Written Image : Fallen Books, Poets and Writers Magazine, March/April 2010

2009     
To ‘Err’ Is Perfect : A Perfect Human, by David Rohn, Artlurker, 2009

2008     
Fallen Books, afterart news, December 1, 2008

2007     
Electric Lab, Village Voice, Oct. 9, 2007

2007     
Denial is a River, by Susan Canning, Sculpture Magazine, Vol. 26 No. 3, April 2007

2007     
Denial is a River, by Jill Conner, The Brooklyn Rail, Dec/Jan 2006/2007

2006     
Drawing Stage, by Dan Bischoff, The Star Ledger, Sept 22, 2006

2006     
Denial is a River, by Jennifer Manley, Queens Chronicle, Sept 14, 2006

2006     
Scenic Overlook, Zane’s World by Zane Fischer, Santa Fe Reporter, July 5, 2006            

2005     
Transmission II : Airborne, by Molly Sheridan, New York Press

2001     
Popular Mechanics, by Holland Cotter,  New York Times, June 29, 2001.

2001     
BKYN.com, online exhibition Fall edition

1998     
IPI Project, by Dennis L. Dollens, THE Magazine

DISCOGRAPHY           

2012     
Three Planes of Silver (M. Dubbin, A.S. Davidson, S. Onsgard), Releases on Soundcloud.

2008     
‘You Love Me Truly’ featuring George Positive, Radio Action III, free103point9, Audio Dispatch34

2005     
‘Smells like a teen spiritual,’ Crossed Circuits, Free103Point9, Audio Dispatch 27

2004     
‘This is not a bagpipe.’ Scape 2, Free103Point9, Audio Dispatch 19

2003     
DADO BLADE, self released through Free103Point9, Audio Dispatch 12

2003     
‘Every spy has their numbers.’ Radio Action I, Free103Point9, Audio Dispatch 08

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