ResidenceSEA – Sensing your Environment through Art – is a residence space for international artists located in the beach of Heraklion city in the island of Crete in Greece. ResidenceSEA is the Ideal place for Heraklion community to meet international artists, like-minded people, network, create, discover and enjoy.

ResidenceSEA was founded in 2012 by Michela Pelusio. Michela is an Italian artist and curator, who has created and exhibited installations and performances across Europe, Asia and America. She creates immersive audiovisual experiences using space, light, matter and sound, which give the sensation of being present in an environment, magic and non-recordable. Her research involves the exploration of human perception, art and science.

Michela studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Art of Carrara, and got a Master of ArtScience from the Interfaculty department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and the Royal Conservatory of Den Haag in The Netherlands. She was teacher at the ArtScience Interfaculty in Netherlands teaching in courses Synesthetics, and Genius Loci for the bachelor and master students. Michela moved to  Heraklion in 2010 and she collaborated with local organisations like FORTH  (the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas), TRANSFER Post Production Studio, the studio LK architect, the Hacker space To LABaki, the University of Crete, and presented her work at the Natural History Museum of Crete, the CretAquarium Crete, the Heraklion Museum of Visual Art, the Heraklion Municipality Art Gallery, the venue CineStudio Live. Now she lives in Antwerp, Belgium and shows her personal work internationally. She run the ResidenceSEA space in collaboration with Roberta Bellante and other volunteers in Heraklion.

ResidenceSEA provides a studio to live and work, opportunities for collaboration, we document your work in process on our blog and help you organise a final event or presentation of your project. If you want to stay at ResidenceSEA send us a proposal at residenceSEA@maakali.org! See for details our open call. Since 2012 ResidenceSEA has hosted more than 40 international artists (see Previous artists).

ResidenceSEA projects are cross-disciplinary : artscience, technology, installation, video, sound, performance, visual art, poetry and so on. For ResidenceSEA events and projects see our project blog  or like  our page on Facebook.

ResidenceSEA space is located on the beach of Heraklion and Amoudara, at the end of the Kiliks road, behind the Pankritio stadium and close to Taverna Kalitera. The space is the ground floor of the old famous taverna (Palio Lido) just 10 meters from the wave line.  See Space.

For directions see the map.


Sensing your Environment through Art