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.

Suzy and Shoghig Halajian and Christine Rebet

Suzy Halajian focused on her ongoing curatorial research project regarding the strategies artists consider in order to reframe documents and facts to narrarate their stories and those of the community at large. The project engages with artists and collectives with experimental documentary and performance practices, particularly from the Middle East and North Africa, that critically investiage and complicate their current social and cultural landscape. 

Suzy and Shoghig also screened their film, SO THEY STUTTER, during their residency. 

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Suzy Halajian is a curator and researcher based in Los Angeles. Recent projects include: The Closer I Get to the End the More I Rewrite the Beginning, Human Resources, Los Angeles (2015) and Drowning and swallowing this text, LACE, Los Angeles (2014). Halajian is a 2014 recipient of the Andy Warhol Foundation's Curatorial Travel/Research Fellowship. She holds and MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, New York, and a BA from UCLA in Economics and International Relations. 


Shoghig Halajian is a curator and writer based in Los Angeles. She is Assistant Director at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) and serves on the board of Directors at Human Resources LA. She has presented collaborative projects at various venues including: SOMA, Mexico City; UKS and Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo; and Magasin-CNAC, Grenoble. She most recently curated the exhibition Rafa Esparza: i have never been here before (2015), The Heart is the Frame (2015), and co-curated Drowning and swallowing this text at LACE (2014). She holds an MA from CalArt's Critical Studies: Aesthetics and Politics program and a BA in English Literature and Philosophy from UCLA.

Christine Rebet was born in Lyon, France and works in New York. She combines drawing, animation, film, sculpture and performance to create immersive environments that exercise the traumas of personal and collective histories. Her recent solo exhibitions include: Paysages fautifs, Bureau Gallery, New York (2015) and Meltingsun, AlbumArte, Rome (2014). She studied painting at the Venice Academy, received a BA from the Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design in London, and an MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University in New York.