Second Bedroom Project Space started in May of 2008 by Christopher Smith and Irene Perez. Irene moved back to Spain in 2009 and Second Bedroom continued programing till June of 2010. Chris and Irene encouraged the artists to take risks and experiment. Irene still lives in Spain where she continues to make art. Chris is still working in Chicago. He went on to organize exhibits in the vacant lot next to the Second Bedroom building.