1988, Cork, Ireland
About the Artist
Kari Cahill grew up in Cork City and Athens, and currently lives in The Liberties, Dublin. She completed her BA (Fine Art) in the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. She has worked in a range of creative fields both as artist and designer – a combination which has resulted in a varied practice. She fuses ideas of art, design, and functionality and believes in creating through collaboration.
She is the co-foudner of Basic Space, a contemporary art space in Dublin and was a director of the space from 2011 to 2014. She set up residency programs and curated exhibitions and projects within this context; facilitating the work of both Irish and international artists practicing a range of disciplines. She makes large scale installations, often showcased at events and festivals
In 2014 she set up Scarfskin, a project that aims to reconnect to traditional Irish trades. Focussing currently on the Sheepskin trade Scarfskin uses design processes, collaboration and commerce in an attempt to revive this forgotten industry. She has worked as creative director for food events and projects throughout Ireland, most recently creative development + event production for innova-
tive food experiences by Chef Katie Sanderson. She spent time in the West of Ireland, in Aughrusbeg, Connemara where her work was directed by the landscape, using natural fibres and elements to make functional objects.