Created by Chris Smith and Irene Pérez, Second Bedroom is a project space that encourages risk taking and experimentation as long as the intended project can operate without resulting in the loss of Chris Smith's security deposit and/or an eviction from his apartment. Second Bedroom, located in Chicago's Bridgeport neighborhood, is an approximately 7 by 12 foot space with 10 foot ceilings and an intruding Chicago Police Department flashing blue light.
The initiative at Second Bedroom is to provide an individual exhibition space for an emerging artist for a specific project. The exhibit should not be of previous work but a place to carry out a project that deals with the many attributes of the space while relating to the individuals' art practice. Our hope is that artists will take this as an opportunity to help them develop as artists and to take initiative for promoting them-selves with the intention of advancing their practice. Second Bedroom is open for proposals from all artists. We hope to hear from you.
Check out the photos of the space or come visit us to stimulate some ideas and let us know what you are thinking.