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.

Henrik Placht

Apology, Placht's exhibition, was born of the apology to the indigenous groups of Australia for the way they were treated by the Australian government on February 13, 2008. Placht was invited to participate in the Jerusalem Show on the same day, and decided to use this apology as a starting point for his Jerusalem piece. 

The Australian case was clearly related to the historical and contemporary oppression of Palestinians in Jerusalem for Placht. Throughout history, European colonial powers, western interventions, and other regimes have repeatedly killed and oppressed people around the world, often without regret or apology. Although this work was created with Jerusalem in mind, it could easily adapt to any location and discuss historical acts that require an apology. The work consists of a neon sign stating "We Apologize" and buttons with a personal apology in several languages. 

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Henrik Placht was born in Oslo in 1973 and studied at the Acadmey of Fine Art in Bergen, Norway and the Academy of Art Berlin, Weisensee. His work has been exhibited in Spain, Germany, the United States, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Jordan, Palestine, Israel, and Norway. His recent focus has been on painting, but his early works were site specific and relational oriented. More information on his work can be found on his website

Placht teaches and lectures in several academies and universities in Europe, and is most famous for establishing the International Academy of Art, Palestine in 2002.