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.

Rosalind Nashashibi

Rosalind Nashashibi participated in Al-Ma’mal’s artist-in-residence program in 2003 with the idea of executing a video work concentrating on the Dahiet al-Bareed neighbourhood, a small Palestinian neighbourhood outside of Jerusalem. In Dahiet al-Bareed, Nashashibi was interested in capturing the rhythm of a usual afternoon in the Arab suburb by giving attention to a particular sense of place, reflecting on the area as both hectic and slow, with a nervous and unpredictable energy. Burning piles of rubbish for example, are the most visible signs of such neglect mirrored by the fact that the filmed neighbourhood is a kind of no-man’s-land, without any real jurisdiction.
Nashashibi’s technique involves watching and waiting, and her films are a testament to the presence of the watcher, as well as a record of what took place before the artist’s eyes. Her film work is always directed to her environment and the people in her immediate surrounding. She is concerned with developing a relationship between the moving and the static on film, a relationship through time as well as space. Her subjects are pedestrians, cars, buildings, trees, and litter disturbed by blowing wind.


Born in London in 1973, Nashashibi now lives and works in Glasgow. She earned an MFA at the Glasgow School of Fine Art, MFA exchange at the California Institute of the Arts, BA (Honors) at Sheffield Hallam University.

Solo Exhibitions amongst others Woman Behind a Cushion, Tulips and Roses, Brussels (2010); Rosalind Nashashibi, ICA, London and Bergen Kunsthall, Norway and Stuttgart Kuenstlerhaus, Germany (all2009) and Presentation House, Vancouver (2008); Berkley Art Museum, California (2007); Hreash House at Tate Britain (2007); Chisenhale Gallery, London (2007) and Harris Lieberman, New York (2006).

Selected Group Exhibitions include Into the belly of a dove, Tamayo Collection, Tamayo Museum, Mexico City (2010); The Future Demands Your Participation, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai (2010); Sculpture of the Space Age, David Roberts Art Foundation, London (2009); Scotland & Venice, 52nd Venice Biennale (2007); How to Improve the World, 60 Years of British Art, Arts Council Collection, Hayward Gallery, London (2006); Expander, Royal Academy of Arts at Burlington Gardens, London(2004) and Palestine International Video Festival, various venues, West Bank and East Jerusalem(2002).