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Tuesday 17th November 2020

Myrid Carten makes films for cinema exhibition and galleries. Using documentary and fiction, and often a playful combination of both, her work interrogates both the struggle for intimacy and the ways we are compromised by our pasts. She explores, with generous ruthlessness, the universal desire to be both known and hidden, and the costs involved in both of these complicated commitments.

Myrid is from Gortahork Donegal. She studied Fine Art & History of Art at Goldsmiths University. She co-direcet LUX Critical Forum Dublin, and was awarded the FSAS Digital Media Award 2018, the DAS Digital Residency 2019, and the TBG+S Project Studio Award 2018-19. She received the British Council International residency to India in 2017-18 as well as ACNI SIAP awards in 2016 and 2018. Her short film, Wishbone, made through BFI & NI Screen, screened at Galway, Belfast & Cork Film Fleadhs in 2019. RECENT EXHIBITIONS: Yalta Games, RCC Letterkenny 2019-20; Urgencies, CCA Derry 2019. 

Myrid is developing a new body of work around inheritance, family and belonging in rural Donegal, through the support of the Arts Council of Ireland’s Next Generation Artists Award 2018-19.