Myrid Carten lives and makes films in Dublin. Originally from Donegal, she graduated in 2014 with a BA in Fine Art and History of Art from Goldsmiths University of London.
Her works are narratives where story and reality play meet. She uses personal autobiography and surreal cinematic enactments of intimate desires as a means to mediate subjectivity.
Authorship and authenticity, obsession and rupture are recurring concerns. Her work explores how contemporary mythologies of the self, popular culture and collective memory connect or distance us.
Myrid’s films have screened at Delhi International Film Festival 2017, Newlyn Palace of Culture in assoc. with Tate St Ives, QFT Belfast, FACT Liverpool, Void Derry, Catalyst Belfast, Sheffield Doc Fest, Cine-East and the BFI,? Her moving image work’s been commissioned for the BBC and development with NI Screen.
She co-runs LUX Critical Forum Dublin and is part of AMINI LUXCF research group. She co-directs Art Book Club Dublin.
In 2016 she received Arts Council of Northern Ireland SIAP General Arts Award. She has recently been awarded the Arts Council and British Council International artists residency to India 2017-18. Myrid has received the Temple Bar Gallery + Studios Project Studio Award for 2018.
Image Caption: Study for Fox Cry 2 | Donegal, 2017