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Elizabeth Dee

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

B.A., Studio Art/Critical Social Thought, Mt. Holyoke College

Elizabeth Dee is a cultural entrepreneur, curator, publisher, consultant and producer. She served as co-director of the Luhring Augustine Gallery in New York, before founding her own gallery in 2002, followed by X Initiative in 2008, Independent New York in 2009 and Independent Brussels in 2016. After two decades of dedication to gallery practice through collaborative initiatives, she now runs Independent Art Fairs in New York and Brussels as CEO and co-founder. Independent is the only independently owned and operated art fair corporation in the world operating and evolving with the mission to organize large scale presentations by galleries for galleries. Now in its tenth year, Independent is taking place annually in March in New York and in November in Brussels. Elizabeth regularly lectures on topics of relevance to the field, particularly gallery and fair culture, innovation and the art market--and has been profiled in many international publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Vogue and The New York Times.

Instagram: @elizabethdeehq

Elizabeth Dee
  • Exhibitions


    Over 120 exhibitions, please see for complete archive.
  • Publications


    How Do Dealers Really Feel About the Future of the Art Business? Gallerist Elizabeth Dee Plots the Way Forward
    Feb 12, 2019 Artnet

    Did Banksy Just Change the Market for Performance Art Forever?
    Oct 9, 2018 Artnet

    Every Future Has a Price: 30 Years After Infotainment, East Village in the 1980s
    Nov 2018 Dee Publishing/D.A.P.
    Edited with text by Elizabeth Dee. Text by Alan Belcher, Bob Nickas.

    Infotainment was a legendary appraisal of the East Village gallery scene of the 1980s. Organized by Anne Livet, in collaboration with artists and cofounders of the gallery Nature Morte, Peter Nagy and Alan Belcher, it argued for a generation of artists who adhered to neither neoexpressionism nor the Pictures Generation, but who instead imbued their content with social and philosophical resonance. Inheritors of 1960s conceptualism, these artists worked with increased stylization, appropriation and subversion of authorship. Jennifer Bolande, Sarah Charlesworth, Clegg & Guttman, Peter Halley, Steven Parrino, David Robbins, Laurie Simmons and Haim Steinbach were among those included. Every Future Has a Price: 30 Years after Infotainment revisits the exhibition, expanding its context by including other artists such as Ashley Bickerton, Jack Goldstein, Group Material, Guerrilla Girls, Howard Halle, Walter Robinson, Cindy Sherman, James Welling and Christopher Wool.

    With the Eyes of Others: Hungarian Artists of the 1960s-1970s
    Edited with text by András Szántó. Text by Emese Kürti, Dávid Fehér. Interviews with Imre Bak, Laszlo Beke, Dora Maurer, Istvan Nadler, Sandor Pinczehelyi, Tamas Szentjoby.

    With the Eyes of Others presents more than 100 works by 30 artists active in the Hungarian neo-avant-garde in the latter half of the 20th century. Against the backdrop of an authoritarian system, this group of artists found inventive ways in which to encrypt and express powerful messages while operating inside the confines of a one-party state in which open dissent was not tolerated. Among the artists featured in With the Eyes of Others are Gábor Attalai, Imre Bak, László Beke, Miklós Erdély, Ferenc Ficzek, Tibor Gáyor, Gyula Gulyás, Tibor Hajas, Károly Halász, István Haraszty, Tamás Hencze, György Jovánovics, Ilona Keserü Ilona, Károly Kismányoky, Katalin Ladik, László Lakner, Dóra Maurer, János Megyik, László Méhes, István Nádler, Gyula Pauer, Pécs Workshop, Géza Perneczky, Sándor Pinczehelyi and Tamás Szentjóby.
  • Conferences/Lectures


    Guest Speaker, The New York Times Arts Leaders Network 2018
    Guest Speaker, Nasher Museum, Dallas
    Guest Speaker, Sotheby's Institute of Art, New York Women Leaders in the Art Market
    Guest Speaker, Talking Galleries Barcelona Symposium
    Guest Speaker, Art Basel

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