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.

Sobhi Zubaidi

Sobhi Zubaidi exhibited at Anadiel Gallery in 1999 in a collection titled "Deep Shit."

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Sobhi Zubaidi was born in Jerusalem in 1961 and grew up in Jalazon refugee camp near Ramallah in the West Bank. In 1986 he received his B.A. from Birzeit University and, received an M.A. in cinema studies in 1994 from NYU.

In 1996, he returned to the West Bank, where he founded refugee camp productions, which aims at offering support for local filmmaking. He has made several documentary and fiction features and many short films that have been shown internationally. His films include, Crossing Kalandia, 52', Beta SP (Palestine, 2002); Light at the End of the Tunnel (al-Daou fi Akhar al-Nafaq) 47', (Palestine, 2001); Looking Awry (Chawal) 29', Beta SP, (Palestine, 2001);  Ali & His Friends ('Ali wa Ashabhu) 12' (Palestine, 2000); Women in the Sun, Documentary, 1998 (Palestine); and My Very Private Map, 20', (Palestine, 1998).