Myrid Carten is an Irish moving image artist whose work has screened internationally. Using documentary and fiction, and often a playful combination of both, her films interrogate 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 Carten is originally from the Donegal Gaeltacht. She studied at Central Saint Martins UAL and Goldsmiths University of London. Select exhibitions; ‘My Body is an Exhibition’ Sadler’s Wells London (2021), ’The Yalta Game’ RCC Donegal (2020), ’Urgencies’ selected by Willie Doherty, CCA Derry (2019). Select screenings: ‘Wishbone’, a short film funded by BFI and NI Screen, was selected for Galway, Cork and Belfast Film Fleadh’s 2019-20. ‘Star Factory’, a 2017 BBC artist film commission, screened in Ireland, UK, USA and Asia. Select residencies: Hospitalfield 2020-2021, Artlink Dunree 2020, DAS 2019 and British Council’s and ACNI International artist residency in India 2017-18. Select awards: Screen Ireland ‘The Voice’ fund 2020, DocsIE Pitch Award 2019, FSAS Digital Media Award 2018, TBG&S Project Studio Award 2018-19, and the Arts Council of Ireland’s Next Generation Artist Award 2018-19.