Cara Farnan is a Visual Artist based in Dublin. Her work attempts to find balance within the contradictions of knowledge and sensation, exploring the space between the two, where magic and ritual, landscape and domesticity all fold in on one another. She is curious about the inherent magic and quiet monumentality of stuff – observing, recording, testing and reflecting on the strange quirks of and interactions between often familiar things.
Every object is a perfect microcosm, a scientific diagram for larger processes and the world is strung together out of thousands of intimate encounters with these seemingly banal things, moments of micro-sensuality. Cara works in a variety of forms including sculptural and site-specific installation, sound, text, video, drawing and printmaking.
Since graduating with a BA (First Class Hons) in Fine Print from NCAD in 2016, Cara has completed residencies in the RHA School, Dublin, Haihatus, Finland and Cow House Studios, Wexford. Recent Exhibitions include curatorial project Gathering, Dollymount Stand; Our Nature organised by Art Number 23 at The Biscuit Factory, London; Hermione 2018, curated by Aisling Prior, Alexandra College; iom- at The Complex; Mason Hayes & Curran’s Contemporary Art at Christmas and Haihatus International 6, curated by Virpi Lehto. Cara is a member of Black Church Print Studio.