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


Residents
Hale Ekinci

Hale Ekinci

Hale Ekinci is a Chicago-based Turkish interdisciplinary artist and Associate Professor of Art at North Central College, teaching a variety of courses in the Digital Art field. She spent childhood and much of her young adult years in Turkey, the homeland that she brings in and out of focus throughout her works. She completed her...
Ben Seretan

Ben Seretan

Ben Seretan The confused sound of blood in a shining person. Ecstatic joy exploder with loud bands, clouds of guitar, letter writing, guided meditations, sunrise songs, and an ambient music hotline. Looks up to Dolly Parton, Arthur Russell, Terry Riley, and Alice Coltrane. Grew up in southern California and once performed a concert at the National...
Samantha  Burns

Samantha Burns

Samantha Burns an interdisciplinary artist based in Southwest Florida, working with sculpture, printmaking, and installation-based practices. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Studio Art from Florida State University. Burns considers herself a composer of sorts, assembling and manipulating materials in order to create new temporal networks of dependence and dialogue. These arrangements...
Andrea Vail

Andrea Vail

  Andrea Vail is interested in the emphasis that American culture places on amassing stuff in pursuit of happiness and the ironic emptiness to which it leads. Hinged on textile traditions and techniques, her practice materializes as sculpture, installation, and collaborative exchange. Vail is an artist, teacher, and facilitator based in Charlotte, NC. She is the...
Spencer Merolla

Spencer Merolla

Spencer Merolla studied religion as an undergraduate and had embarked on a career in academia before finding her way back to her first love, visual art. Her work explores the social practices and material culture of grief and remembrance through various affectively-charged materials. During Merolla’s residency, she created Album Amicorum.
Milla Toukkari

Milla Toukkari

Milla Toukkari is a visual artist from Helsinki, Finland. She has graduated with an MFA and MoA, majoring in printmaking and design. Her works are indebted to the transformative and transitional processes essential to printmaking, even though the pieces also involve elements from photography, writing, and installation. Nonetheless, the ever-fleeing and ultimately deconstructive nature of...
lydia see

lydia see

lydia see is a multidisciplinary practitioner, educator, and curator of art + archives who is passionate about the uses of art for social justice + civic engagement. Working primarily at the intersections of photography with fiber/object/craft/performance, her practice involves material and conceptual investigation through research and collection and is rooted in history: literal and conceptual,...
Kimberly Lyle

Kimberly Lyle

Kimberly Lyle’s work explores our human relationships to systems of language, communication, learning, and technology. Within each of these systems she often uses translation as a strategy for understanding the movement of meaning – between languages, between people, between mediums. By questioning these larger structures in often personal ways, she hopes to better understand how...
Alejandro Franco

Alejandro Franco

Alejandro Franco’s work is a quest to find a new function for discarded objects, to give them a new role, a new life. In an industrial landscape where made objects and information flows overwhelm us, he finds fulfillment in building characters out of various objects that were previously resting without purpose. Seeking hidden similarities between...
Hannah Lewis

Hannah Lewis

Hannah Lewis is a visual artist, vintage clothing seller, and treasure hunter born and raised in southwest Florida. Organizing her embarrassingly large troll doll collection, restoring old clothing, and searching for bizarre objects to include in her next artwork are just a few of her favorite pastimes. Lewis’s sculptural works explore how branding and media influence...
Antonia B Larkin

Antonia B Larkin

Antonia B. Larkin is a multidisciplinary artist whose main focus is contemporary black womanhood. Larkin completed a MFA in sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of art, and a BFA in fine art from Georgia Southern University. During her residency at Elsewhere, Larkin created Vessel.
Ásgerður Birna Björnsdóttir

Ásgerður Birna Björnsdóttir

Tiny polished pieces of nature, shipped long distances to wait. Lying lazily on markets that look incredibly alike, eventually becoming someone’s pocket fortune or nightstand reassurance. Nelly-scented incense and Icelandic glacial water tapped on bottles with a cool sticker. 15 missed calls and they say eating blue smarties while wearing Crocs shoes causes immediate cancer....