Residency Period: December 2012
George Scheer is co-founder and Executive Director of Elsewhere, a living museum and artist residency set inside a former thrift store in downtown Greensboro. Since 2003, Elsewhere has been transforming the three story former-store and its massive 58-year inventory of material and cultural surplus ammased by George’s grandmother, Sylvia Gray. Elsewhere offers a unique site for artists from around the world to create site-specific works with and within a set of material resources that engage local publics. Elsewhere’s museum is open Wednesday-Saturday from 1-10pm, it hosts weekly events, programs, and artist talks that welcome new forms of creative engagement between Greensboro publics and global contemporary artists.
As a writer and artist, George creates at intersections of art and social change, politics, and system thinking. George is currently pursuing a PhD in Communication and Performance Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill, and holds an MA in Critical Theory and Visual Culture from Duke University and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania in Political Communications. His current research explores the emerging political economy for art in economic and civic development.