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.

Nathalie Toro Retivoff

Nathalie participated in th 2008 Jerusalem Show: Walks in the City with an exhibition of her paintings, Water. The collection is a work on the beauty of water, of the importance of this beautiful and vital element in different cultures and religions, and of the need of taking care of it. More information on Nathalie's 2008 Jerusalem Show exhibit can be found here.
Nathalie Toro Retivoff was born in Colombia in 1966, to a Spanish-Colombian father and Russian mother and she was brought up in an environment with both Latin and European influences. She lived in in Colombia, Chile and Peru. In 1983, at the end of school studies in Lima, Peru, she worked at PRAXIS International Art Gallery. At this time, she also worked designing costumes for ballet and advertising design. At the same time, she directed her own workshop frameworks.

During this period, she started studing art with the peruvian painter Salvador Velarde. She also received great influence and support from renowned Latin American painters such as Hastings, Fernando de Zsizslo, Hertzkowitz, Eduardo Entire Mac, the Oscar winner Eugenio Zanetti , and Cajahuaringa. In 1985 she moved to Spain, and continued her University Studies in Art, Fashion and Costume Design.