Paul Hurley

Paul is an interdisciplinary researcher and artist, with an interest in nonhuman animals, performance and public engagement. He has been involved in developing the Mouse Exchange with the team in Geography and Environment at University of Southampton, where has also worked on projects looking at men’s protein eating habits and on trying to map the spread of AMR bacteria around hospital wards. 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.

Alongside work at Southampton, 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 is currently artist-in-residence, teaches in Visual Culture at the University of West of England, and is also working on an AHRC-funded project on the Christian Ethics of Farmed Animal Welfare. He lives with his partner, two dogs and quite a few plants.