Irene Fortuyn (1959) lives and works in Amsterdam. She collaborated closely with Robert O'Brien as Fortuyn/O'Brien from 1983 to 1988. Since 2005 she has been working as Irene Fortuyn. One of the central themes in her work is the relationship between art and public space, focused on the polarity of nature versus culture. She is also Head of Department of Man & Leisure at Design Academy Eindhoven and tutor at Royal Academy The Hague.