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 partnership with the Tate St Ives, QFT Belfast, FACT Liverpool, Void Derry, Catalyst Belfast, Sheffield Doc Fest, Cine-East and BFI Future Film’s showcase. Her moving image work has been commissioned for the BBC and development with NI Screen.
She founded the Goldsmiths filmmaking collective that brought artists together to produce experimental film work. She now co-runs LUX Critical Forum Dublin and is part of the AMINI LUXCF research group. She co-directs Art Book Club Dublin as part of TBG+S Studio 6 Open.
In 2016 she was awarded the SIAP General Arts Award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Myrid has recently been awarded the Arts Council and British Council International Artists residency to India 2017-18.