Dr. Martin Patrick, Senior Lecturer in Fine Arts at Massey University, Wellington New Zealand, is an art critic, historian and writer. A regular contributor to and reviewer for a variety of publications, including Afterimage, Art Monthly, EyeContact, and the New Zealand Listener, his research specifically involves critical writing on interdisciplinary practices and experimental uses of media in the contemporary visual arts. He received his PhD in the History and Theory of Art from the University of Kent at Canterbury, England, and an MFA in Photography from the University of Texas at Austin. His publications include “Performative Tactics and the Choreographic Reinvention of Public Space,” Art and the Public Sphere (2011, Intellect), “Unfinished Filliou: On The Fluxus Ethos and the Origins of Relational Aesthetics,” Art Journal (2010, CAA), and Restlessness and Reception: Transforming Art Criticism in the Age of the Blogosphere,” Drain (2010), www.drainmag.com). Two of his texts were included in the book One Day Sculpture, David Cross and Claire Doherty, eds. (2009, Kerber Verlag). He is an Advisory Editor for the online journal Drain and a member of the Editorial Board of Media-N, the Journal of the New Media Caucus. He was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Visual Arts, University of Chicago (2005-07). He has been an external examiner in Art History for the University of Auckland, The University of Canterbury, and AUT University. He has delivered his research at many conferences and panels including the College Art Association (CAA), Performance Studies International (PSi), and the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ). He is working on a book project that examines artists who actively engage with the art/life divide.