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.

Rineke Dijkstra

Dijkstra's work centers on photographing young people in their natural environment, and her project at Al Ma'mal focused on young, Palestinian women. During her visit, Rineke made contact with several young women, mostly from the old city of Jerusalem, ages 15 to 18, and photographed them individually. She intends to continue the project at a later date.


Dijkstra was born in Sittard, the Netherlands in 1959. She studied photography from 1981-1986 at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. She is now living and working in Amsterdam.

Solo exhibitions inluce: de Moor, Amsterdam (1998), Sprengel Museum, Hanover (1998), Museu d'Art Contemporarni de Barcelona, Barcelona (1999), Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago (2001), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2005), Rudolfinum, Prague (2006),the Guggenheim and the San Franciso Museum of Modern Art, New York and San Francisco (2012) Museum for Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt (2013).

Group exhibitions include: Venie Biennale (1997, 2001), Bienal de Sao Paulo (1998), Biennale Internationale di Fotografia, Turin (1999), International Month of Photography, Moscow (2000), ICP Triennial of Photography and Video at the International Center of Photography, New York (2003), MOMA, New York (2006), Guggenheim, New York (2007).