Amalle Dublon received her PhD in Literature from Duke University, where her dissertation brought questions of sound and aurality to bear on queer and feminist thought. She serves on the editorial board of Women and Performance, a journal of feminist theory, and her writing has appeared in GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, TDR: The Drama Review, and with Constantina Zavitsanos, in I’m Still Coming: Ellen Cantor’s Coming to Power 1993 & 2016, among other publications. She helped to organize I Wanna Be with You Everywhere, a gathering of disabled artists and writers at Performance Space and the Whitney Museum, in 2019, and, with Constantina Zavitsanos, has participated in Sensing Salons organized by Valentina Desideri and Denise Ferreira da Silva; and in Coop Fund, Amalle Dublon & Constantina Zavitsanos, Devin Kenny, John Neff at Artists Space, New York. She teaches at the New School.
Aria Dean is an artist, writer and curator based in New York and Los Angeles. She is Editor and Curator at Rhizome. Dean’s writing has been featured in Texte zur Kunst, e-flux, Artforum, Art in America, Kaleidescope, Spike Magazine, and other publications. Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include (meta)models or how i got my groove back, Chapter NY; Aria Dean, Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo; lonesome crowded west, Chateau Shatto, Los Angeles; Gut Pinch, The Sunroom, Richmond; and White Ppl Think I’m Radical, Arcadia Missa, London. Dean has also participated in group exhibitions internationally at Tai Kwun, Hong Kong; The MAC, Belfast; ICAVCU, Richmond; Het Hem, Amsterdam; ICA Philadelphia; Higher Pictures, NY; Bodega, NY; Schinkel Pavilion, Berlin. She has lectured and presented work at various institutions such as Yale University; Swiss Institute, NY; Serpentine Galleries, London; Centre d’Art Contemporain Genéve; Cranbrook Art Museum; La Casa Encendida; Transmediale Festival; and Atlanta Contemporary.
The Center for Experimental Lectures was started in 2011 by Gordon Hall, and since then has commissioned 38 new lecture performances at a variety of venues including Recess, MoMA PS1, The Shandaken Project, Interstate Projects, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and at the Whitney Museum of American Art presenting Seminars with Artists in conjunction with the 2014 Whitney Biennial. Starting in 2016, Joseph Lubitz joined Gordon Hall as an organizing collaborator at the CEL. An archive including transcripts and video documentation of past events can be found at experimentallectures.org