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.

Vivian Ziherl

The Jerusalem Show VIII: Before and After Origins was curated by Vivian Ziherl, which took part in Qalandiya International: This Sea is Mine. 


Vivian Ziherl is a curator at the performance and feminist focused contemporary art institution If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want to be Part of Your Revolution. Vivian's recent projects include "StageIT!" at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam (2012) and a performance program co-curated with Hendrik Folkerts. From 2011-2012 she was an associate curator at Kunstyerein, Amsterdam. Vivian is a former participant of the de Appel Curatorial Programme and holds degrees in Peace and Conflict Studies and Visual Art.