Elizabeth Dee is a cultural entrepreneur, curator, dealer and producer. She is the CEO of Elizabeth Dee Gallery in New York and of Independent Art Fairs in New York and Brussels. The gallery, established in 2002, is located on Fifth Avenue in Harlem. Dee has produced numerous groundbreaking, first and internationally recognised exhibitions by such artists as John Giorno, Adrian Piper, Julia Wachtel, Derek Jarman and Ryan Trecartin, among others. Previously, Dee created X Initiative, a non-profit consortium of the global art community, presenting exhibitions and programming in response to the major philosophical and economic shifts in contemporary art. She has been profiled in many international publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Vogue and The New York Times. Dee lectures regularly on topics of relevance to the field, especially with regard to gallery and fair culture, innovation and the market.