Competition: US & Canada
Melissa Dubbin (b.1976, Las Cruces, New Mexico) lives and works in New York and California. Together with Aaron S. Davidson, they have co-authored works across a variety of mediums.
Melissa Dubbin and Aaron S. Davidson apply collaborative processes in their practice and engagement with materials. Their works are characterized by transformations of the biological and mechanical; gemstones record, metals have memory, sounds are given shape and fluids hydrate machines. Silver, iron and silica, the materials of information storage, are recast to generate new forms and images. Their recent projects explore relations between the environment, computing, robotics and artificial life forms.
Their work is currently featured in rīvus, the 23rd Biennale of Sydney, Australia and BioMedia, The Age of Media with Life-like Behavior at ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany. They have been awarded a Pinault Collection Residency, Lens, France, Fieldwork : Marfa International Research Residency, Texas, and a Session Residency, Recess, New York.
Melissa Dubbin is a graduate of the Masters Program of Experimentation in Art and Politics (SPEAP) SciencesPo, Paris and received a BA from the College of Santa Fe. Dubbin teaches at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY and Parsons at The New School, NY.