© Caroline McCarthy

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Caroline McCarthy graduated with a BA in Fine Art from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, in 1994 and an MA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College, London, in 1998. Her work brings everyday materials such as packaging, rubbish, furniture, crisps and postcards into conversation with certain modes of art production and display in exploring the nature of representation and consumerism, as well as ideas of value and taste.

She has exhibited widely, with numerous solo shows in UK, Ireland, Belgium, Germany and USA. Notable group shows include Europe Exists, curated by Rosa Martinez and Harald Szeemann, MMCA, Greece (2003); East End Academy, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2004); Views From An Island, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China, (2004); To Be Continued, curated by The British Council, Helsinki Kunsthalle, Finland (2005); (Z)art curated by Jan Hoet, AbtArt, Stuttgart, Germany (2010); Group Coordination, co-curated by McCarthy for the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2014); Dismaland, curated by Banksy, Somerset, UK (2015); Nature Morte, curated by Michael Petry in association with Thames and Hudson, touring: The Guildhall, Gallery London, UK; Konsthallen-Bohusläns Museum, Uddevalla, Sweden;  Ha Gamle Prestegard, Nærbø, Norway; Four Domes Pavilion, National Museum, Wrocław, Poland, (2015 - 2018).

Public art projects include Light For Cicely, a commission for King’s College London (2010); From One End to the Other, a citywide project for the Norfolk and Norwich Festival (2013); Flying Boots and Eyes on Fire for South London commissioned by the Contemporary Art Society (2019).

Her work is included in the collections of The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Allied Irish Bank, Arts Council of Ireland, Office of Public Works, Zabludowicz Collection, European Central Bank, Berge Collection Madrid; and many private collections.

Currently she is Associate Lecturer at Chelsea College of Art, University of the Arts, London and serves on the Board of Trustees for ACME Studios, UK  www.acme.org.uk

Represented by Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.