“Artists and Residents” is a series of art projects taking place at private homes in Chicago. As a critical response to the current proliferation of apartment galleries in Chicago, “Artists and Residents” intends to expand the “social circles” of apartment gallery without losing its sense of intimacy by having Chicago residents of various backgrounds and professions as the hosts for the projects. Through these exhibitions, the concept of apartment gallery is transformed from a fixed site associated with an artist or curator’s home to a discursive arena, stretching over the city from Uptown to Hyde Park, from Lakeview to Garfield Park. Moreover, in these exhibitions there will not be any pre-made art to be brought to the house. Instead, all works will be conceptualized from the house in response to the space and the everyday life happening inside.