Elsewhere is a museum and artist residency set in a 3-floor, former, thrift store. With people and things, we build collaborative futures.


Go Elsewhere 2020

Go Elsewhere 2020

Elsewhere is now accepting applications for programs manager, residencies, and internships, from creatives working across media, fields, and disciplines.  
2019 Residents

2019 Residents

Elsewhere residents create site-specific projects in or around Elsewhere’s 100-year-old building. Each artist will live and work in the museum for one month. Elsewhere’s immersive residency has been ongoing since 2004 and has hosted over 500 artists over the past 15 years. This year’s cohorts feature improvisational, collaborative, and public-space-intervening...
Join the Membership!

Join the Membership!

Membership includes free museum entry and weekly tours, monthly mixers & home cooked meal with artists, discounts on extravaganza tickets, and digital treats that connect you directly with life inside the museum and beyond!
Recent Projects
The Object of This Exercise

The Object of This Exercise

Carolyn Gennari (Central Fall, RI) April 2019. HD video and audio, performance series featuring museum collection objects. 16 mins and 45 secs. Within Elsewhere, objects are constantly being revalued, reinterpreted, and reactivated within the museum’s walls. Unlike traditional museum collections, Elsewhere objects are recast in a variety of different roles and take on different lives at any given moment....
El Coyote As A Protector, 2019

El Coyote As A Protector, 2019

Erick Medel (Los Angeles, CA)  April 2019. Museum collection and found textiles. 49” x 52” in. El Coyote As A Protector was inspired by the artist’s body of work— in his current Homeland series, Medel explores themes related to Mexico-US border issues, migration, and American identity. This textile work uses humor to visualize the experience of an...
The Cabinet of Cacophonies

The Cabinet of Cacophonies

Parasol B (Chapel Hill, NC) April 2019. Bent circuits, noise generators, amplifiers; museum collection toys, books, past projects. 30” x 48” x 72” in. Parasol B modifies toys in the collection to make “better, weirder noises” by bending circuits or the teeth of music box mechanisms. She states: “Noise is freeing because it removes structural and technique constraints...
By Us For Us

By Us For Us

Cecilia Sweet-Coll (Los Angeles, CA)  April 2019. Index of artworks using museum collection past projects, wood, ribbon; writing. Dimensions variable. By Us For Us is a collection of conversations with other QTPOC (Queer and Trans People of Color) artists and works at Elsewhere and a celebration of the museum spaces by and for queer folks. The project...
This is Not a Museum Tour

This is Not a Museum Tour

Emerie Snyder (Brooklyn, NY) April 2019. Audio tour recorded on cassette tape; museum collection cassette player, fabric, modified wood frame. 13 min 45 secs. Dimensions variable. An object-led, participatory tour, This is Not a Museum Tour focuses on works of “Not Art” in the museum collection. Visitors are invited to experience a 14-minute tour, personally led by a friendly...
Dear Mother,

Dear Mother,

Furen Dai (Brookline, MA) April 2019. HD video and audio featuring museum collection letters. 18 mins 58 secs. Dear Mother, is a research project and film based on the personal letters from the museum’s archive room located on the third floor. During her two week residency, Dai developed this project using the letters received by original store...
Dine nan Nwa

Dine nan Nwa

Michelle Lisa Polissaint (Miami, FL) Southern Constellations Fellow. February 2019. Acrylic and concrete on museum collection chairs and miscellaneous items. Dimensions variable. Dine nan Nwa is a series of site-specific sculptures that invites viewers to sit at the table with two immigrants: the artists’ parents. Polissaint states: “I felt pulled to North Carolina by several people and relationships...
PICTURES ELSEWHERE

PICTURES ELSEWHERE

Josh T. Franco (Hyattsville, MD) Southern Constellations Fellow. February 2019. Watercolor and pastel on paper, museum collection animal figures, frame, table; performance video documentation. 18” x 24 in. As an artist with an art history Ph.D., Franco makes the discipline itself his primary medium. For PICTURES ELSEWHERE combines three acts of reverent and irreverent gratitude to art historian Michael...
Social Sensory Stimulation

Social Sensory Stimulation

Diana Laurel Caramat (Norfolk, VA / Seattle, WA) Southern Constellations Fellow. February 2019. HD video documentation with sound. Series of participatory workshops with glue polymer, museum collection items, glass jar. Dimensions variable. Caramat created three sensory-based bodies of work in Social Sensory Stimulation: a video series, a sculptural object, and a social framework for interaction. Designed to accommodate...
An Atlas of Administration

An Atlas of Administration

Clare van Loenen (Richmond, VA)  February 2019. Tour performance documentation. Research through museum collection archive documents; elastic ribbon, frame. Dimensions variable. An Atlas of Administration is a socially driven research project that looks at sites of significance and transformation in Elsewhere’s history and ongoing presence on South Elm Street, in Downtown Greensboro. The culminating neighborhood tour and 3K run...
Guess who's coming to dinner (or the last supper)

Guess who’s coming to dinner (or the last supper)

Alma Leiva (Miami, FL) Southern Constellations Fellow. February 2019. Video documentation of curated dinner in collaboration with Jennida Chase and Hassan Pitts. 9 min 2 secs. Inkjet prints, embroidery, and poetry on museum collection fabric; ongoing collection of stories. 264” x 138” in. Live music performance in collaboration with Joshua Marquez. Guess who’s coming to dinner is a research-based interdisciplinary...
Keeping Young & Living Longer

Keeping Young & Living Longer

Kevin Brophy (Tampa, FL / Pittsburgh, PA) + Rosa Nussbaum (Austin, TX) Southern Constellations Fellows. February 2019. Performance video documentation displayed inside sculpture. 13 min 44 secs. Museum collection fabric, thread, stuffing, books; programmed Raspberry Pi with video. Brophy and Nussbaum’s Keeping Young & Living Longer: How to stay Active & Healthy past 100, or How to avoid Life Shortening Errors (Full Title)...