Cynthia Mulcahy is a Dallas-based conceptual artist and independent curator whose intermedia
works range from large-scale public interventions to research-based musical performance events.
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.