East of Elsewhere

Artist Residency

East of Elsewhere - Artist Residency


Since September 2017, East of Elsewhere has hosted a wide spectrum of international artists in its East Berlin abode. All residents were invited to show their work in an ’at homes’ style event at the end of their stay. Inspired by the Bloomsbury Group’s intimate gatherings under the same name, the ’at homes’ series consist of one night only salons where the resident is invited to present a current project. The ‘at homes’ are designed to create a safe space for presentation and discussion of ideas that are not yet fully formed.

Our artist residency programme is currently taking a break. Please stay tuned for our next round and its new location. For any queries please get in touch at info@eastofelsewhere.org

The Return of the Hunter’s Antlers, Tais Bean, Still from performance

The Return of the Hunter’s Antlers, Tais Bean, Still from performance


Noy Haimovitz is a multi-media artist based in Tel-Aviv. Through a joint open call by East of Elsewhere and the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, Noy was selected to spend the summer at EoE. His work produced over the course of the residency was presented in his At Home 'Do Not Feed The Goose', showcasing his creative exploration into the feelings of expectation and disappointment through the creation of a series of 'Art Traps'.

Rob Franklin is a writer and digital content strategist based in Brooklyn. He spent the month of June at East of Elsewhere writing poetry and working on a Berlin-based novel.

Sessa Englund is a Swedish sculptor based in Brooklyn. She spent the month of May in residency at East of Elsewhere, focusing on developing an expanded companion series to "Troll (2017)". Cast in latex and silicone, these pieces are a mode of exploring semi-figurative, gestural work surrounding a repeated figural exercise Sessa has informally titled "trolls". These figures are quickly taking on a mascot-like role for Sessa's sculptural practice.

Taïs Bean is a french artist and curator living and working across Europe. Through her work she unravels a narrative feeding from myths and themes such as animism, transformation, decay and birth, rites of passage, nomadism. During her March residency at East of Elsewhere, Taïs conducted interviews about loss as part of initial research for a new project 'The Cemetery For All Things'. 

Matilda Allsopp moved from London to Berlin to pursue a career in the arts. During her March residency at East of Elsewhere, Matilda arranged meetings and visits with a range of Berlin galleries and cultural actors.

Nessa Finnegan is an Irish artist who specialises in drawing from commercial systems, supplanting socio-political material within her work and using a diverse range of means including illustration, print making and sculpture. Using humour and tactile materials, Nessa’s work explores a wide spectrum of established gendered roles and rules as well as authority and power. Nessa stayed at East of Elsewhere as a first stop as she moved to Berlin.

Marianne Abbot is a filmmaker from Guatemala. During her February residency at East of Elsewhere, Marianne shot a silent film in Super 8 inspired by ostalgie and wrote about post-internet art for DRØME

Arthur Laidlaw is an artist from London whose work begins as architecture-based sketches. While living at East of Elsewhere, Arthur also participates in a studio residency with Gloguair. Arthur's most recent body of work, inspired by the architecture of Berlin, was exhibited at CoGalleries in January 2018. He also showed work in progress at Gloguair's Open Studios. He is developing a concept for an 'at home' about the stakes of the domestic exhibition space. 

Suzanne van Soest is an artist from the Hague who works primarily in painting and screen printing. During her November 2017 residency at East of Elsewhere, Suz painted large portraits of members of the neighborhood as figures in a deck of cards. Suz will screen print a few of these portraits on to kimonos to show in East of Elsewhere's January group show.

Katharine Oakes is an archivist from London who previously worked as a studio manager for Mona Hatoum and Tracey Emin. During her November 2017 residency at East of Elsewhere, Katharine continued her research on archiving the artist and explored Berlin's contemporary art scene.  

Vivian le Vavasseur is a musician, singer and sound artist from Jersey whose work mixes found and processed sounds with his vocal and instrumental accompaniment. During his September residency at East of Elsewhere, he began a post-Cagian exploration of what organized sound can be and began collecting found sounds for his EP Snow.

Palmyra (Bel Cella) , Arthur Laidlaw, 84 x 59 cm, Laser toner, acrylic primer, and etching ink on planning paper, 2016

Palmyra (Bel Cella), Arthur Laidlaw, 84 x 59 cm, Laser toner, acrylic primer, and etching ink on planning paper, 2016