The artists in Exotify Elsewhere oppose the binds of historic fetishization on femme bodies and cultures not rooted in whiteness. Constantly enduring these conditions has equipped us with the tools of resistance and resilience necessary to preserve our safety and autonomy. We employ these tactics to claim space in the art world where we feel our voice has typically been forgotten and therefore silenced. Elsewhere emphasizes that we are taking the power to say, "you will not exploit me in that way, not here, not on my body".
By defining ourselves for ourselves we rise from the oppressive limitations of the male gaze and the violent exclusion of white-washed womanhood. This show serves as a platform for woe to freely question and combat these conditions and works toward a liberated woman of color whose struggles are seriously considered in the fight for social, sexual and economic justice