Jail Cell Residency Program   ||||
The Jail Cell Residency supports artists, writers, and curators by offering a unique opportunity in San Francisco’s SOMA district. The studio, measuring approximately 600 square feet, serves as a backdrop or inspiration for site-specific projects and experimental exhibitions. The residency is named for the mock jail cell located in the basement, a remnant of former tenant Stormy Leather as well as a reference to the neighborhood’s historic ties to leather and kink culture. We encourage risk-taking practices that produce thought-provoking installations that may only be realized in this unconventional space.

The Jail Cell Residency was generously awarded a 2014 SOEX Alternative Exposure Grant.

Current resident: Derek Paul Boyle & Mitra Saboury (May – June 2016)
Upcoming: TBA

Previous: Alyssa Lempesis, Justine Rivas, Rachel Dawson, Dimitra Skandali, Nightmare City, Elise McMahon, Sietske Tjallingii, John Moore Williams, Matthew Gottschalk, Amanda Quiroz, Shiri Mordechay, Nellie King Solomon & Jenny Muskopf, Yulia Pinkusevich, Melissa Wyman, The Something, Bex Freund, Melissa Dickenson, Joshua Hagler, Matt Silady

Alter Space Jail Cell Residency - Alyssa Lempesis, May 2016 resident
Alyssa Lempesis
Gulp installation view
AIR, Feb – May, 2016
Alter Space Jail Cell Residency

Alter Space Jail Cell Residency
Jail Cell drawing by AIR Joshua Hagler (2013).