PS² Freelands Artist programme (2018-2020)
EMILY MCFARLAND studied at The National College of Art and Design, Dublin, before completing an MFA at The Glasgow School of Art (2014). She is an artist and filmmaker who works in Belfast and Glasgow and is a co-founder of the artist-run publishing imprint Soft Fiction Projects.
Her selected and upcoming exhibitions and screenings include Northern Ireland: Art, Media and Politics, Mountain of Research, Goldsmiths, London (2020), Platform Commissions, 39th EVA International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Limerick (2020), No Longer Peripheral, Douglas Hyde Gallery & AEMI, Dublin (2019), The Complex Seer (Solo exhibition), The Centre for Contemporary Art, Derry-Londonderry (2017), Draft Systems, WRO Media Art Biennale, Wroclaw (2017), CYFEST 10, New York Media Art Centre, New York & SOFA, Bogota (2017), In the Jungle of Cities, Glasgow International, Glasgow (2016), Í DRÖGUM, Akureyri Art Museum, Akueyri (2016), Artist Moving Image Northern Ireland, Platform Arts, Belfast (2015), Fortress, Kakuouzan Apartment, Nagoya (2015) and ScreenGrab, Pinnacles Gallery, Townsville, (2014).
Most recently she has been selected to exhibit new work as part of the Platform Commissions programme for the 39th EVA International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Limerick (2020).
McFarland was a recipient of the Arts Council Northern Ireland Career Enhancement Scheme for Artists (2017) and the Culture Ireland Fund (2016 & 17). She has previously been awarded the Artlink Residency (2019) and the Creative LAB Residency at the Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow (2018) and was a co-director of Catalyst Arts Gallery, Belfast (2015–17).