The ‘Jail Cell’ Residency supports artists, writers and curators by offering a truly unique studio experience in San Francisco’s SOMA district. The basement studio, covering around 600 square feet, will serve as a blank backdrop for site-specific projects and experimental exhibitions. Within the studio’s basement layer there is a physical jail cell, the last remnant of the historic previous tenant’s leather and bondage store, Stormy Leather. We encourage risk-taking and thought-provoking concepts that are site-specific to this one-of-a-kind space. Please fill out this application. We look forward to hearing from you!

* Deadline for the next round of selections is September 1, 2015.

** Generously funded by Southern Exposure’s Alternative Exposure Grant.

Alter Space Jail Cell Residency

Alter Space Jail Cell Residency
Current resident:
Dimitra Skandali


Rachel Dawson


Nightmare City (May – June 2015)
Elise McMahon (Mar – Apr 2015)
Sietske Tjallingii (Feb – Mar 2015)
John Moore Williams (Nov-Jan 2015)
Matthew Gottschalk (Oct-Nov 2014)
Amanda Quiroz (Jul-Oct 2014)
Shiri Mordechay (Feb-Oct 2014)
Nellie King Solomon & Jenny Muskopf (Apr-Jun 2014)
Yulia Pinkusevich (Feb-Mar 2014)
Melissa Wyman(January 2014)
The Something (Oct-Nov 2013)
Bex Freund (June-Sept 2013)
Melissa Dickenson (Feb-Jun 2013)
Joshua Hagler (Sept 2012-Jan 2013)
Matt Silady (May-Aug 2012)