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.

Leopold Kessler

Leopold exhibited "The Red Star & My Contribution" in the 2008 Jerusalem Show: Walks in the City. Kessler installed a non-operational video camera at the base of Latin Patriarchate Street, which leads to the large square inside Jaffa Gate. The simple presence of an additional video camera in the space is the underlying idea behind My Contribution, though it can also be considered a surveillance of surveillance. More information on Kessler's installation can be found here


Leopold Kessler, born in Munich in 1976, attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. He is a modernt artist exploring the limits between public and private space, and lives and works in Vienna. 

More information on Leopold's work can be found on his website