The residency program of Mamuta  Art & Media Center is devoted to artists, curators and researchers who are willing to spend a working period in the center. Resident artist will benefit from the center technical facilities, and will enjoy the opportunity of developing their personal projects interacting with the artists working in it. A preference will be given to  those working in projects that engage art and the local and complex reality.

The center is located in the  Hansen House an amazingly beautiful and complex spot, the former Jerusalem Lepper’s home located in the Jerusalem city center.


Local artists in residence:


Ronen Eidelman, Eyal Bitton, Hadassa Goldvicht, Guy Dolev, Ruth Danon, Sharon Tal, Davíd Lockard, Lonnie Monka, Mica Kupfer


Hadas Duchan, Agustín Jais, Ruth Hof, Dafna Talmon, Dan Robert Lahiani, Avner Pinchover, Holeket ~ Uri Karin | Curator: Irit Carmon – Popper


Sagit Mezamer | Yehudit Shlosberg-Yogev | Amir Bolzman |  Eiv Kristal | Nurit Dreamer


Lior Pinsky | Shachaf Dekel | Shelly Renan | Naomi Slaney | Sigal Yona | Lilach Dekel-Avneri | Shir Shushan | Yoav Fish | Renana Aldor


Max Epstein | Shir Shushan| Adi Tal | Natalia Kopelyanskaya | Merav Yerushalmy | Yehudit Shlosberg |  Lior Pinsky | Yeshaiahu Rabinovitz


Yehudit Shlosberg |  Lior Pinsky | Shiri Singer |Yotam Michael Yogev  | Pesi Komar | Rotem Zuta | Yeshaiahu Rabinovitz |  Itamar Mendes-Flohr | Ktura Manor | Chen Cohen | Galina Lulko |


Meytal Rotenberg | Yeshaiahu Rabinovitz | Hagar Goren | Eran Sachs | Ayelet Zohar | Yoel Regev | Itamar Mendes-Flohr | Ktura Manor | Chen Cohen | Galina Lulko | Yoni Licht


Li Lorian | Meytal Rotemberg | Moran Gutman | Ayelet Lerman | Itamar Mendes-Flohr | Asya Lukin | Neta Cohen


Li Lorian | Neta Cohen | Talia Tokatly |  Itamar Mendez-Flohr | Amir Bolzman | Asya Lukin |  Ohad Givaty | Shavit Yaron | Anat Vaknin Appelbaum | Ayelet Lerman | Dudik Oppenheim | Tamar Shippony | Guy Yitzhaki | Amit Drori


Guy Yitzhaki | Hadassa Goldvitch | Joel Kantor |  |Tamar Shippony Einat Amir | Josef Sprinzak | Helly Mizrai |   Thalia Hoffman | Elad Schechter |


Eynat Amir |Guy Yitzhaki  Vania Schaub |  Thalia Hoffman | Elad Schechter Shaul Zemach


International Residence

Austrian Residency Season

May 2011

Cameraman of Derschmidt’s project: The Phantom of the Story Teller

A Film and a Room Installation. A collaborative work with the israeli german writing author Ilana Shmueli. How does memory come into existence. What happens when a story s told again and again?. Itineration as a strategy. Whats the function of memory?


Eduard Freudmann (AU)

April 2011

Born 1979 in Vienna, is an artist and filmmaker, who researches and intervenes in the intersections of art and politics, power relations and social contexts, history-politics and media mechanisms, strategies of exclusion and the commodification of knowledge. He studied art in Vienna and Weimar and currently works on his PhD at the Department for Visual Contemporary History at the University of Vienna, dealing with post-genocidal identity constructions of third generation Shoah survivors between anti-Semitism and philo-Semitism. Since 2007, he has been teaching at the Department for Post-Conceptual Art Practices at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, where he participated in the education protests as a Squatting Teacher.


Perry Bard  (US)

July 2010

Perry Bard is an artist living in New York. She works individually and collaboratively on interdisciplinary projects for public space.  Her web and public space project Man With A Movie Camera: The Global Remake invites participation in a mashup of a 1929 film belonging to world cultural history. The work has been presented in 30 venues to date. It won Honorary Mention in the Digital Communities category at Ars Electronica ’08, was presented at Transmediale ’09, File ’09, Media Forum at Moscow International Film Festival ’09, at the Montreal Biennial ’09, has been installed in museums and galleries worldwide

Bard is participating in Mamuta’s residency program thanks to Pratt Institute


lizvlx, Hans Bernhard, Lola and Billy – Austrian-Swiss Collective

December 2009-January 2010

UBERMORGEN.COM is an artist duo created in Vienna, Austria, by lizvlx and Hans Bernhard. Behind UBERMORGEN.COM we can find one of the most unmatchable identities – controversial and iconoclastic – of the contemporary European techno-fine-art avant-garde. Their open circuit of conceptual art, drawing, software art, pixel painting, computer installations,, sculpture and digital activism (media hacking) transforms their brand into a hybrid Gesamtkunstwerk. The computer and the network are (ab)used to create art and combine its multiple forms. the permanent amalgamation of fact and fiction points toward an extremely expanded concept of one’s working materials that for UBERMORGEN.COM also include (international) rights, democracy and global communication (input-feedback loops). “Ubermorgen” is the German word both for “the day after tomorrow” and “super-tomorrow”.

Ubermorgen residency at Mamuta is possible thanks to Pro-Helvetia (Switzerland) and BMUKK (Austria) support


Yael Kanarek Israeli-American media artist.
July 2009
Kanarek has been working in the field of new media since 1995. Her on-going practice World of Awe has been exhibited in museum around the world including the Whitney Biennial, SFMOMA and currently at the National Museum for Contemporary Art in Athens. Her practice integrates multiple media to construct a narrative. In 1999 Kanarek started organizing a series of talks for new media artists that emerged into the Upgrade! international network. She’s represented by bitforms gallery in New York and Nelly Aman in Tel Aviv. She’ll be developing her most recent project as a resident artist at Mamuta and will join the team to develop art and technolgy related programs.

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Köken Ergun

June 2009

Born in Istanbul, in 1976, Köken Ergun studied acting at the İstanbul University and completed his postgraduate diploma degree in Classics at King’s College London, followed by an MA degree in Visual Communication Design at the Bilgi University. After working with American theatre director Robert Wilson, Ergun became involved more with contemporary art, specifically video and performance. He has exhibited internationally at institutions including Platform Garanti (Istanbul), KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Arts (Helsinki), Sparwasser HQ (Berlin), Digital ArtLab (Tel Aviv), Museum of Contemporary Arts Taipei, Casino Luxembourg, Art in General (New York), and Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam. His video works are also screened at film festivals, including Oberhausen, Rotterdam, Sydney and Zagreb Film Festivals. He is the 2007 recipient of the Tiger Award of the Rotterdam Film Festival for his short film The Flag.
During his staying at Mamuta Koken is doing a research in the archives of Beselem NGO.

Friedemann Derschmidt & Karin Schneider (Rites Institue)

February 2009


Rites Institute is an independend studio of two curators from Vienna/Austria, who work also as artists and researchers For 12 years they are doing collaborative art- and researchprojects and art works in the open space. In Mamuta the Rites Institute were working on their research for the Oy Vienna! Film festival of Austrian Cinema and Video curated by them together with Tal Adler. ——————————————————————————————————-

Martin Krenn & Katharina Morawek

February 2009

Krenn , born 1970 in Vienna, studied electronic music and applied art at the University of Vienna, where today he is a lecturer (at the University of Applied Arts). Since 2006 he is the president of Austrian Artists Association – IG Bildende Kunst. In his artistic work,  Krenn explores and probes socio-political subjects, focusing on strategies and methods of resistance to the governing relations of power. In this, he makes use of different media, mainly photography, video and internet and realizes his projects in the form of expositions , web, and interventions in public space. Martin was in Mamuta in the frame of a cultural exchange between austrian and israeli artists.


Katharina Morawek, a Vienna based artist, activist and art educator will talk about her PhD Thesis, which deals with politics of visibility of feminist movements, sexuality in public and the private space of the street. Kati has been working primarily in collective contexts and is teaching cultural studies and ethnography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Since 2005 she is a coordinating editor of the bi-monthly independend magazine MALMOE, which is dealing with culture, politics and questioning “neoliberalism of the mind”. Kati was in Mamuta in the frame of a cultural exchange between austrian and israeli artists.