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.

Vlatka Horvat


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Vlatka Horvat (born Čakovec, Croatia, 1974; lives in London and New York) is an artist working in installation, sculpture, photography, performance, video and works on paper. Recent solo exhibitions include Zak|Branicka Gallery (Berlin, 2012), Bergen Kunsthall (Bergen, 2011), annex14 (Bern, 2011), the Kitchen (New York, 2009). Recent commissioned solo projects include artissima 18 (Torino, 2011), “Greater New York” at MoMA PS1 (New York, 2010), Aichi Triennale (Nagoya, Japan, 2010, a collaboration with Tim Etchells), Galerija Skuc (Ljubljana, 2010) and Istanbul Biennale 11 (Istanbul, 2009). Her performance works have been presented internationally at festivals and public sites. Horvat is represented by Zak|Branicka Gallery (Berlin), annex14 (Bern) and Rachel Uffner Gallery (New York). She holds a BA in Theatre from Columbia College (Chicago, USA, 1996), an MA in Performance Studies from Northwestern University (Evanston, USA, 1997), and a PhD, practice-based research, from Roehampton University (London, UK, 2009). In 2010, Horvat was a recipient of the Rema Hort Mann Foundation visual art award (New York).