Melissa Dubbin and Aaron S. Davidson began working collaboratively in 1998. Their practice incorporates photography, sculpture, video and audio to look at visible (crystals, smoke, dust) and invisible (psychoacoustics, air currents) forms. These transformations are often inspired by the processes used to record, playback and encounter sounds.
Recent solo shows include exhibitions at Audio Visual Arts (AVA), New York City (2013), Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden, Norway (2012), and The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland (2012). Their work has been exhibited internationally at Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden; 3rd Bucharest Biennial of Young Artists, Romania; Radio Web MACBA, Barcelona, Spain; Sadler’s Wells, London; The Nordic Art Video Festival, Sweden; 2004 Gwangju Biennale, South Korea; E-Flux Video Rental (various); and Espace Paul Ricard, Paris. They have exhibited in the United States at museums, galleries, and art centers including SculptureCenter, New York; Exit Art, New York; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Center for Contemporary Art Santa Fe, New Mexico; The Museum of Art & Design, New York; New Sound New York Festival, The Kitchen; Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY ; and Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY. Dubbin & Davidson have collaborated on projects with Pierre Huyghe, Morton Subotnick, LOT/EK, Woody & Steina Vasulka, and free103point9 among others.
Dubbin and Davidson have been awarded residencies at Recess, New York City; the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace Program: 120 Broadway, New York City; Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Colorado; the Experimental Television Center, New York; and were visiting artists at New York University’s Advanced Media Studio. Their work has been funded by grants from the New York State Council for the Arts, and a New York City Sound Art Fellowship from Media Alliance funded by the Jerome Foundation.
Melissa Dubbin was born in 1976, in Las Cruces, New Mexico. She graduated with honors in Moving Image Arts from the College of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Aaron S. Davidson was born in 1971, in Madison, Wisconsin. He received his degree in Fine Arts from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.
Dubbin and Davidson live and work in Brooklyn, New York.