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.

Rania Khalil

Rania Khalil is an interdisciplinary artist working in live performance, video, and spoken / written words. Her creative work has been seen in such places as The JudsonChurch, The Knitting Factory, The Ontological-Hysteric Theater, LaMama Galleria, Cairo’s Townhouse Gallery, Performance Studies International, Singapore, The Centre for Practice asResearch, Finland, Al Ma’mal Contemporary Art Foundation, Jerusalem and Hans Ulrich Obrist’s Utopia Station, Princeton. She is presently conducting a series of artistic inquiries into post-colonial Memory as a doctoral student at The Theatre Academy of Helsinki. Rania is otherwise based between Brooklyn, New York and Cairo, Egypt.

White Dove of Peace (It’s still not over) is a single channel video installation created in a spirit of public performance and intervention.  Filmed in Jerusalem, the work traverses the absurd, iconic and naive to gauge memory and the present moment in the occupied territories.