Perpetually in Between


“an overriding sense of “in-betweenness”, and how this feeling, present in everyone to some degree, can empower us to identify and pursue our individual purpose in life.”

This exhibition consisted of work from artists that identify with the term called Third culture kid (TCK). However, this exhibition is also redefining the archaic definition for that term into the context of living in America today.

Third culture kid (TCK) as it was defined: referred to children who were raised in a culture outside of their parents’ culture for a significant part of their development years.

This term integrates aspects of one’s birth culture (the first culture) and the new culture (the second culture), creating a unique “third culture”.

TCK builds relationships to all of the cultures, while not having full ownership in any. Although elements from each culture are assimilated into the TCK’s life experience, the sense of belonging is in relationship to others of similar background.