Myrid Carten is an artist filmmaker originally from Donegal. She holds a Bachelor in Fine Art and History of Art (First Class joint honours) from Goldsmiths University of London. She has exhibited nationally and internationally. Myrid has received support for her practice from the Arts Council Northern Ireland, British Council, Northern Ireland Screen, the BBC, the British Film institute and the Goldsmiths fund.
Her films screened at FACT Liverpool, No.w.here lab, Sheffield Doc Fest, Cine-East and BFI Future Film’s showcase. She founded the Goldsmiths film making collective that brought artists together to produce experimental moving image work. Myrid is now part of LUX Critical Forum Dublin and AMINI LUXCF research group 2017-18. Commissions include a Saint Sister video, Queen of the track collective photo series and BBC Arts Show short. She has recently been awarded the Arts Council and British Council International Artists residency to India 2017-18.
Obsession and rupture are reoccurring concerns. Myrid’s work explores how contemporary mythologies of the self, popular culture and collective memory connect or distance us.