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Caroline Cardus

About the artist

Visual artist Caroline Cardus’s art practice focuses on creative activism. Starting from Cardus’s own experiences as a disabled woman, her subversive text, graphic, and mixed media practice brings forth frank, darkly humorous and powerful messages about disability inequality and discrimination.

Career highlights include the ground-breaking disability art protest piece, The Way Ahead, which has toured throughout the UK since 2004. Cardus was winner of the Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary in 2011, collaborated with Tate in 2018 and 2019. Cardus also works as a creative producer and mentor for other disabled artists. During 2021-2022 she is producing activist artist Dolly Sen’s Unlimited Commission, ‘Birdsong from Inobservable Worlds’, a multi-media residency at The Wellcome Collection.



Image Credit: 'Fed Up' by Caroline Cardus, part of WAIWAV 2 July 2022

Caroline was one of 31 d/Deaf, Disabled and Neurodivergent artists to take part in the DASH award winning project: We Are Invisible We Are Visible (WAIWAV).

The artists staged Dada inspired interventions in 30 museums and galleries across Britain and Northern Ireland on 2 July 2022 only​​​​​​​, marking the 102nd anniversary of the 1st Dada International Exhibition in Berlin.

Caroline's intervention, 'Fed Up' took place at MK Gallery, Milton Keynes. Read More.

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