The Artist-in-Residence Program provides local and visiting artists, curators, and researchers with accomodation and studio facilities at the Tile Factory, providing a unique space for the creation, development and exchange of creative ideas and projects. The program serves most of all as a meeting place for artists: facilitating creative encounters, discussions and the exchange of experiences, and then opening these up to the public, acting as a conduit to the outside world.

In a sense, the residency acts as an incubator for the creation and exchange of ideas, experiences and representations. In the course of residency, our public - both within the region and further afield - are encouraged to engage with activities planned to help create awareness of one's own cultural difference and uniqueness. Each artist is given the opportunity to propose and focus on a particular project while in residence, which may be influenced or inspired by the reality of daily life in the city, the country and the region. Opportunities to work with local artists and the local community during the residencies will be plentiful and strongly encouraged.  

Applications are currently closed.

Ala' Younis

Al Frensawi (The Frenchman) and Convexo-Concave were both exhibited as part of the 2009 Jerusalem Show: Jerusalem Syndrome. Al Frensawi is series of photos depicting the relationshipu between a wooden puppet of a Crusader and history. Convexo-Concave is an attempt to poloticize the effects of what can be diagnosed in the lines of a syndrome in the scubconscious of Arab inhabitants of Jerusalem. 

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Born in Kuwait in 1974, Ala' Younis graduated an architect from the University of Jordan in 1997. In 2005, she received the 2nd Prize for Non Egyptians at the 17th Youth Salon in Cairo and the 3rd Prize at the Annual Exhibition of the Jordanian Artists Association in Amman. In 2007, Younis was awarded a grant from the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs for a two-month residency at the F+F School of Art & Media Design in Zürich, and in 2008, she was invited by Contemporary Image Collective (CIC) for a residency in Cairo. She was selected for a residency at the Delphina Foundation in London (2010) as part of Accented Residencies. Younis's work springs from personal experiences tied to researched collective conditions, thereby touching on the position of individuals in a world that is politically driven.

She had two solo exhibitions in Amman, at the French Cultural Center (2004) and Darat al Funun (2009). Younis has also participated in international shows such as the Iran 3rd Biennale – "Art in the Contemporary Islamic World," Tehran (2005), the 12th Asian Art Biennale, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2006), "Occupied Space II" at the Abdul Mohsen Qattan Foundation, London (2008), and PhotoCairo 4: The Long Shortcut, Cairo (2008) and Odense (2009). 


More information can be found on her website