Myrid Carten

PS² Freelands Artist programme (2021-2022)

Myrid Carten is an artist filmmaker 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 the universal desire to be both known and hidden, and the costs involved in both of these complicated commitments.

Myrid studied at Goldsmiths University of London and Central Saint Martins UAL. Her work has been commissioned and broadcast by the BBC, funded by BFI and NI Screen and selected for Galway, Cork and Belfast Film Fleadh’s. 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 residencies: Hospitalfield 2020-2021, Artlink Dunree 2020 and British Council’s and ACNI International artist residency in India 2017-18. Select awards: TBG&S Project Studio Award 2018-19, Fire Station Artists Studio Digital Media Award 2018, and the Arts Council of Ireland’s Next Generation Artist Award 2018-19.

She is currently developing a feature experimental documentary supported by Screen Ireland ‘The Voice’ 2020 and DocsIE Pitch Award 2019. Most recently she has been awarded an Arts Council of Ireland’s Commission Award 2020-21.


Instagram: @myrid_carten