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.

Maider López

Another Via

The Another Via project consists of creating a new route in the city. Jerusalem is a place where many routes exist. Depending on your religion or political orientation, you will follow one. This new route tries to create a new way of looking to the city and enjoying it. It points out people living in Jerusalem, showing the architecture details and the different ways of living in the city.

A postcard gives instructions of how to follow the route. The route can be started from any point of the city, following the guidelines and based also on random incidents, the route will be different each day; making you discover very different ways to everyday life, and focusing your gaze in another way. It is a route that tries to bring attention to people of the city, showing the architectural details and the different ways to live in the public space.


Maider López was born in 1975 in San Sebastian, Basque Country, Spain where she lives and works. Lopez enjoys creating interventions in spaces, situations and architecture. Her works often involve the active participation of the viewer and can take the unprepared by surprise as an aspect of a familiar space mischievously highlighted or altered. She graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts at Bilbao (1998) and received an MFA from Chelsea College of Art and Design, London (1999). 

She has exhibited extensively throughout Europe and aboard. Some of her works include: 51st Venice Biennale (2005); Columnes, Caixa Forum, Barcelona (2006); AdosAdos, Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain (2007); SCAPE Christchurch Biennial of Art in Public Space, New Zealand; Line of sight, Zendai Moma Museum, Shanghai (2008); Sharjah Biennial 9, United Arab Emirates (2009); Between you and I, Witte de With and Skor, Holland; Eclats, Centre Pompidou Metz (2010).