Snake House

Snake House is an artist-run collaborative based in Vermont, dedicated to supporting underrepresented artists through exhibitions, screenings, conversations and events. Our mission is to promote the exchange of ideas through unique programming exploring urgent issues in our community and beyond. We embrace work that presents challenging and provocative contemporary content, that is outside of, or directly eschews the predominant commercial system. 

Snake House is Kate Donnelly, Thatiana Oliveira and Sumru Tekin. We love discourse that disposes of patriarchal and antiquated hegemonies, and the radical notion that art can be a space for equity and difficulty, quiet success and epic failure. We also love a good sense of humor. 

Snake House and Single Channel VT recognize that we occupy the unceded lands of the Abnaki, Mahican, Pennacook and other indigenous peoples.

We also recognize that many existing systems of power, including arts organizations, grant privilege and access unequally. We seek to engage with artists and their work without regard to, and with respect of, their race, class, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity & expression, geography, citizenship status, religion and mental or physical ability.

Snake House VT is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization.



a performance in 3 acts by Kate Donnelly

September 17 (rain date Sept 18) 2022

First showing: 11:00 am sharp

Second showing: 1:00 pm sharp

Shelburne, Vermont

RSVP for details and to reserve a spot @ [email protected]

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Generous support provided by Vermont Arts Council, Vermont Studio Center, The Pollock Krasner Foundation, and Snakehouse VT.

About the performance:

The first installment of work begun before the Pandemic, Kate Donnelly’s performance introduces an archive of unruly grief and her attendant: desire. It tracks the artist’s own movements, along with those of her sister and mother, within sites made transcendent by grief: an old farmhouse, a garden, family. It foregrounds efforts of futility: bodies orbit annoyance and longing against backgrounds transforming at their own slow and steady pace. 


Snake House VT and The Missing Library Present

I Swallowed My Mother While Reading Freud To My Father

An exhibition of sound, objects, and text by Sumru Tekin

August 24-31, 2022

28 Howard Street, Suite 211, Burlington Vermont 05401


In February, 2020, we invited artists Emily Lanctot and Tabitha Nikolai to engage in a collaborative, long-distance correspondence with each other. They were asked to create individual personas as part of their communication.

is this just fantasy? is the result of that exchange.

See you there.

Snake House VT is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization.