Paul Hurley works predominantly in performance art, with occasional forays into video, photography and installation. His work is largely body-based and grounded in a strong theoretical and conceptual framework (which is not to say it’s devoid of humour). Having worked for a number of years on a series of becoming-invertebrate performances, Paul’s work has begun a departure in a new direction, exploring what he calls "the shamanoid", queering ritual and the classic action art aesthetic.
Paul has had his work presented in galleries, theatres and public spaces internationally and has been involved in organising a number of artist-led projects and events. Paul was recently awarded a PhD from the University of Bristol, supported by a collaborative AHRC Award in partnership with Arnoflini, where he has been an Associate Artist since 2008.