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.

Luchezar Boyadjiev

A City with a View(s) was Luchezar's contribution to the 2008 Jerusalem Show: Walks in the City. 

"The idea of this project is to construct points of contemplation from the old city. People sitting on the benches will be actually looking in the direction of cities such as: Sofia, Moscow, Rome, Istanbul, Mecca, Berlin, New York City, Lhasa, Johannesburg, Jakarta, Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo, Teheran, Cairo, Santa Fe, etc.

The reason why cinema chairs are better to use than regular park benches is that, symbolically, the rest of the world will be seen as if in a media/cinematic situation… Usually it is the rest of the world that sees Jerusalem only (or mainly) through the eyes of the media on the screen of the TV monitor during a broadcast of the news. I guess I want to remind inhabitants and visitors of the city of Jerusalem just how important their city is to the rest of the world, the whole world." - Luchezar Boyadjiev

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Born in 1957 in Sofia, Luchezar studied at the National Art Academy from1975 to 1980.


Solo Exhibitions include Luchezar Boyadjiev: On Vacation – Lomalla, Kanneltalon Galleria, Helsinki (2011); The Other Eye Luchezar Boyadjiev: Artist in the Storage”, Sofia City Art Gallery, Sofia (2010); 5 Views to Mecca (and other scapes), Feinkost Gallery, Berlin (2007); Crawling Carpets, Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide, Australia (2006); Roma in Sofia, One-artist stand in The Balkans – a Crossroad to the Future, Arte Fiera, Bologna (2004); Hot City Visual, Institute of Contemporary Art, Sofia (2003); E-Face 2000, ArtMediaCenter TV Gallery, Moscow (2002).

Selected Group Exhibitions include The Best of Times, the Worst of Times, Rebirth and Apocalypse in Contemporary Art, Arsenale 2012/First Kiev Biennial, Kiev (2012); Why Duchamp? From Object to Museum and Back (125 years), National Art Gallery/Sofia Arsenal MCA venue, Sofia (2012); United States of Europe (travelling Exhibition), Manhattan Gallery and other venues, Lodz, Poland (2011); The Global Contemporary. Art Worlds after 1989, ZKM / Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany (2011); Wealth of Nations, Gallery One & Perimeter Gallery, Spike Island, Bristol, UK (2010); Beyond Credit. Contemporary Art and Mutual Trust, Antrepo 5, Sanat Limani, Istanbul (2010); and The Jerusalem Show, Al-Ma’mal Foundation for Contemporary Art, Old City, Jerusalem (2008).