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.

Kajsa Dahlberg

"Greetings from Jerusalem 22/4 1911 – 18/8 2007  is a collection of used postcards sent from Jerusalem to Sweden that I have found in second-hand bookshops all over Sweden. To this day I have collected about 450 cards that date from a period covering nearly one hundred years. I've been looking at the city of Jerusalem based on the pieces of text sent by visitors and tourists to their families and friends in Sweden. Part of the history of the Swedish-Israel diplomacy was pretty much divided by the time before and after the six-day war and, for instance, I wanted to investigate if some of this might be reflected in the "image" of the city mediated by it's visitors."

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Kajsa Dahlberg was born in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1973. She graduated from the Malmö Art Academy in 2003 and went to the Whitney program in 2007/08. She currently lives and works in Malmö. Dahlberg works with video, text and sound. Dahlberg’s work is exploring how narratives are constructed and mediated in relation to questions of censorship, political representation, history and identity. In 2007 she did her first big solo show at Index in Stockholm. Her work has been shown in biennials and group exhibitions such as: Time Out Of Joint at The Kitchen, New York och If We Can’t Get It Together at The Power Plant in Toronto, 2009. The 1st Athens Biennial 2007, Prague Biennial 3 in 2007, The Royal College of Art in London 2007. Momentum, Nordic Biennial for Contemporary in Moss 2006, Sala Rekalde in Bilbao 2006, Moderna Muséet in Stockholm 2004. She recently Cureated the show A Space on the Side of the Road in collaboration with Henrik Andersson at Röda Sten, Göteborg 2009.