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                                  Cynthia Mulcahy is a Dallas-based conceptual artist and independent curator whose intermedia works

                                         range from large-scale public interventions to research-based performances and conceptual gestures.

                                         Be it a community square dance or farming as street theater, her participatory public artworks place

                                         emphasis on the history of place and traditions and on notions of beauty and humility while also functioning

                                         as temporarily appropriated spaces for social interaction. In like manner, Cynthia Mulcahy’s interrelated

                                         practice of platforming the work of others through organizing/curating exhibitions has focused on pressing

                                         contemporary subjects such as modern warfare and American militarism.


                                         Recent projects include Performance as Gesture: Songs for a City Park (Japanese Garden, Kidd Springs

                                         Park, Dallas, 2015); Engines of War, an exhibition that examined the United States wars in Iraq and

                                         Afghanistan co-curated with Charles Dee Mitchell (NYC, 2013); Seventeen Hundred Seeds, a site-specific

                                         land work collaboration with Robert Hamilton (Dallas, 2012); and Square Dance: A Community Project,

                                         co-curated with Leila Grothe at the Trinity River Audubon Center (Dallas, 2011). Square Dance proposed

                                         social engagement as art in the form of an outdoor seasonal community dance and was funded in part by

                                         an Idea Fund Grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Reviews of  Mulcahy's work

                                         have met critical acclaim appearing in The Dallas Morning News, D Magazine, The New York Times, The

                                         New Yorker and New York Magazine.

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Cynthia Mulcahy
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