Paul Hurley

Paul is an interdisciplinary researcher and artist, with an interest in nonhuman animals, performance and public engagement. Paul is interested in how creativity and participation can generate new understandings for our relations to nonhuman worlds, and tries to do this in ways that are interactive, surprising and fun.

Paul has an established career as an artist, presenting performances, videos and collaborative projects internationally since 2003. He has a PhD from the University of Bristol, where he was artist-in-residence, teaches in Visual Culture at the University of West of England, and has worked on a range of projects involing animals and welfare. He lives with his partner, two dogs and quite a few plants.

Paul was involved in developing the Mouse Exchange with the AnNex team in Geography and Environment at University of Southampton, where he also worked on projects looking at men’s protein eating habits and mapping the spread of AMR bacteria around hospital wards.