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


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...
Southern Constellations

Southern Constellations

Southern Constellations (SoCo) is an annual, curated, program that explores experimental practices across a network of Southern artists and organizations. Every year SoCo offers a suite of programs that extend conversations across the state and region.
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!
Sylvie Award

Sylvie Award

Join Elsewhere, April 13, 2019, in honoring Nancy Doll, Director of the Weatherspoon Museum of Art, at the home of Gail Boulton. The Sylvie Award Recognizes local and national collaboration and experimentation in the arts, humanities, and creative industries.  The Sylvie is named in memory of Sylvia Gray, collector and proprietress, whose 60...
Recent Projects
Your Haint Blue is My Evil Eye: Making an Amulet

Your Haint Blue is My Evil Eye: Making an Amulet

Hale Ekinci (Chicago, IL) June 2018. Performance and process documentation. 5 min 7 secs. Museum collection fabric, polyfill, HD video with sound (music adapted from “Fork-Tailed Emerald” by Ben Seretan). Dimensions variable. Your Haint Blue is My Evil Eye is an interactive fiber and video installation that explores personal relationships with material objects and cultural comparisons of...
Signalling Hello (Greensboro)

Signalling Hello (Greensboro)

Andrea Vail, (Charlotte, NC) June 2018. Performance documentation. Performance series, geo-tracking application, oil on glass, HD video. Dimensions variable. Signalling Hello (Greensboro) is the first installment of a greeting initiative that collects genuine encounters with pedestrians and expands the experience of Elsewhere. This socially engaged project was informed by Vail’s daily practice of walking through Downtown Greensboro and greeting others...
Album Amicorum

Album Amicorum

Spencer Merolla (Brooklyn, NY) May 2018. Installation. Collection doll hair, 36 frames, sconce, mirror, wood, acrylic. 8’x 8′ x 12′. Album Amicorum is a storytelling, functional artifact: a bathroom installation that presents locks of hair from museum dolls in the style of a 19th-century friendship album. Merolla’s body of work investigates the use of hair as a personal reliquary and token...
Lover's-ear

Lover’s-ear

Milla Toukkari (Helsinki, Finland) May 2018. 4-part text on vellum, paper, vinyl on glass. Lover’s-ear is a text series distributed through Downtown Greensboro and installed within the 3-floor museum that explores intimacy at a distance with the self, loved ones, and strange entities through distance and personal perspectives. Displayed at Elsewhere through bedroom love letters and window installations, Lover’s-ear asks audiences...
Staircase Score

Staircase Score

Kimberly Lyle (Phoenix, AZ) May 2018. Installation documentation. Museum collection wood and metal objects, programmed micro-controller board with audio. Dimensions variable. Staircase Score transforms a functional, transitional space into an interactive sound installation composed of drawer-like sculptures. The handles are an invitation to be held that mirrors the support and position of the adjacent handrail. When touched, each...
The Records Room, an Active Archive (after Personal Historical Society)

The Records Room, an Active Archive (after Personal Historical Society)

lydia see (Asheville, NC / Spartanburg, SC) May 2018. Installation documentation. Instructions for archival process, cyanotypes, photographs, museum collection objects sourced from found room.  The Records Room is a functional installation that commemorates the tradition of collecting and organizing through Elsewhere’s past, present, and future. This “archive” transformed a repository room to house tangible records and archival materials. In the Room, the...
Live Streaming

Live Streaming

Alejandro Franco (Miami, FL) May 2018. Installation documentation. Found metal objects, cardboard, broken glass and china. Dimensions variable. Live Streaming is a heartfelt, life-size diorama made with recognizable objects that encapsulates a single moment of North Carolina’s natural landscape. Working within Elsewhere’s ecosystem of objects that constantly migrate and transform, this sculptural installation stands almost as by natural law of...
2018 Rural Residency

2018 Rural Residency

Overview Residency Site Mobile Gallery Happening + Exhibition Overview Elsewhere Goes To Madison Elsewhere’s 2018 Rural Residency: Elsewhere Goes To Madison was a curated, off-site residency session that engaged artists and citizens through interactive, socially engaged works produced for the “Madison Music Fest,” celebrating the town’s Bicentennial. This inaugural program invited national and local artists to stay and work at the Reckon Holler residency site...
What's Underneath That Rock?

What’s Underneath That Rock?

Rimona Law (Portland, OR) Elsewhere Goes To Madison. April 2018. Audio interviews, interactive surveys. A collection of questions and reflections, What’s Underneath That Rock? brings together residents of Rockingham County to consider the ways in which water wells make rural life both possible and precarious. This project is funded by an award from the North Carolina Arts Council,...
Instructions On Waving

Instructions On Waving

Sidney Stretz (Greensboro, NC)  Elsewhere Goes To Madison. April 2018. Photographs & real life observations, ink, paper, xerox copies. “Waving to your neighbors is a customary sign that you belong to a place. Individuals have expressed this greeting (when traveling to and from) in a myriad of ways, from short gestures to exaggerated movements.” After studying and noting a...
Project #2

Project #2

  Adam Carlin (Greensboro, NC) Elsewhere Goes To Madison. April 2018. Interactive installation documentation. Object images, written audience responses. Carlin leads a performative exercise in storytelling through objects as a way for participants to dream new ways for businesses to collaborate. The stories will be compiled into a publication gifted to the aforementioned stores. This project is funded by an...
These Madison Times!

These Madison Times!

Avery Cousins (Staunton, VA) Elsewhere Goes To Madison. April 2018. Performance documentation. Archival and oral history research, acrylic on wood. After discussing and documenting conversations with numerous Madison residents and archivists, Cousins performed a brief history every hour on the hour at the Madison Music Fest. Cousins also painted a quote from a local archivist on to a...