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
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)...
2019 Rural Residency

2019 Rural Residency

Test render of projection on truck at Rural King parking lot. OVERVIEW EVENT RESIDENCY PARTNERS OVERVIEW Saturday, July 20th 6 – 9 pm   Elsewhere’s Rural Residency annually collaborates with contemporary, socially-engaged artists for a year-long, site-specific, project-based explorations in rural regions of North Carolina. Using Elsewhere’s platform, this curated residency celebrates rural culture, brings awareness to under-acknowledged narratives, and deepens national connectivity...
Warriors: Beyond Unicorns and Erasures

Warriors: Beyond Unicorns and Erasures

Daniel B. Coleman (Durham + Greensboro, NC / Chiapas, Mexico) Southern Constellations Fellow. October 2018. Performance and installation documentation. 7 min 14 secs. Gel medium transfers; acrylic; museum collection wardrobe and mirrors; HD video with sound. Dimensions variable. “Upon reflection, it is easy to understand how Americans come to deny the evils of mass incarceration. Denial is facilitated by...
The ABOVEGROUND RAILROAD Scholarship

The ABOVEGROUND RAILROAD Scholarship

Click here to view the live google-doc. Jessica Gaynelle Moss, (Charlotte, NC) Southern Constellations Fellow. November 2018. Educational program. Future installation with velcro, museum collection wood. Dimensions variable. “What can we do together to ensure that the next generation of Arts leadership is inclusive, highly-skilled and has had the necessary practical experience?” Initiated in 2018 by artist, writer, and entrepreneur...
Mixed

Mixed

Mixed, Lonnie Holley (Birmingham, Alabama) Southern Constellations Fellow. December 2018. Installation view. Acrylic, museum collection garments, mannequins, and miscellaneous items. Dimensions variable. Much like his body of work extending over four decades, Holley’s compositions are constructed from found materials in the oldest tradition of African American sculpture. The curated objects already imbued with cultural metaphors, including a blue-faced mannequin and baby...
Multi-Parade

Multi-Parade

Poncili Creación | Pablo + Efrain Del Hierro (San Juan, Puerto Rico)  Southern Constellations Fellow. October 2018. Museum collection foam and WWII textiles; latex paint. Dimensions variable. Multi-Parade is a cohort of wearable soft sculptures that reside in Elsewhere to be used by community collectives and help highlight their social justice causes and events. Wanting to address concerns and issues of immigration, racism, class inequality,...
THE BANSHEE UNDE[RAGE]

THE BANSHEE UNDE[RAGE]

  SHAN WALLACE (Baltimore, Maryland)  Southern Constellations Fellow. October 2018. Installation view. Museum collection mannequins, wire mesh, and found objects; spray paint; photographs. Dimensions variable. How do we remember? How do mourning and rituals look culturally? How does adaptation to marginalization and social exclusion influence one’s role in accessing memories, and their capacity to mourn? What does that look...