Cara Stricker is an Australian born director, music producer and artist. Stricker first started making films, photographs and installations as a young teenager, stemming from her background as a dancer and musician. She is known for her work that combines filmmaking with her creative direction, choreography, and expressive narratives. Her work is screened, exhibited, printed, and performed around the world. Stricker’s major commissions include creating a four part polyptych instillation and conjunction with the music video for Alicia Keys, avant guard film about the late Aaliyah’s legacy, and album films for Chloe and Halle, Blood Orange, Kelsey Lu, Tei Shi and Kadhja Bonet. Stricker’s unique blend of feminism, nature and performance creates work that is both subversive and ethereal. She has collaborated with global brands such as Gucci, MAC Makeup, Chanel, Alexander Wang, Missoni, musicians such as SZA and Perfume Genius, and contributes to titles such as Vogue Ukraine, I-D Magazine, Fader, Dazed and Confused, Interview Magazine and Oyster.
Her work has been awarded and screened internationally including at Raindance Film Festival, Cannes Short Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Berlin Music Video Awards, Toronto Shorts Film Festival, New Orleans Film Festival, Rooftop Film Festival New York, London Short Film Festival, Shots awards, Sugar Mountain festival and Vivid Sydney. Her short narrative ‘Maverick’ premiered at FFFest, and her two most recent mixed media shows exhibited at The Hole NYC. This work continued when she teamed up with musician John Kirby (Solange Knowles, Frank Ocean, Blood Orange, Sebastian Tellier) to direct, perform and produce music for their audio visual album, ‘Drool’, and her solo ambient album and short film ‘Formless’, both released on Terrible Records, with screenings and performances across Australia, LA and New York City.