pr/ paula roush        contact the studio:

I am an artist and lecturer based in London, teaching photobook publishing and photographic art at  the London South Bank University and the University of Westminster. I am currently  collaborating with ACAVA +the Venture Community Centre, the Oslo National Academy of the Arts and the Lisbon Photobook Fair.

I publish under the imprint msdm publications. My photobook works have been recognised by Les Rencontres de Photographie Arles, Kassell Photobook Festival, Sheffield International Artist’s Book prize  and funded by the  Arts Council England, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Fulbright Commission.

I’ve exhibited at the Makan/Plan Bey (Beirut), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Siegen), Museum für Gegenwartskunst (Siegen), and Museu da Eletricidade (Lisbon).

I recently wrote about the found photos and archives for Order & Collapse and you can read that here

My new curatorial project – Ə /UH/-BOOKS: A PROJECT SPACE FOR MATERIAL PUBLISHING – explores the materiality of photobook publishing in a gallery setting.

bio and cv available here>


Presentation ‘Why on earth be a flaneuse when I can be a glaneuse?‘ at Photobook Talks, part of the Flaneur Project

review of Bus Spotting + A Story by  Jan Baetens on Culture Studies Leuven blog

ə-books #3 with Amy Warwick’s  Blame your parents photozine of post-teenage years

Collaboration with ACAVA/Venture Community Centre


Torn, folded, curled, Plan BEY/ Makan, Beirut, Sept- Oct 2015

Girls Own Fiction, flutter_space, London May 2014

We hasten to announce to you, East Street arts pop-up gallery, Watford May 2014

Xistorias, Gois Schist Villages, Portugal Nov 2013

Queer paper gardens, Museu da Electricidade, Lisbon, 6 June – 8 September 2013

Dreaming through –on & into the exotic, 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning London, April – May 2013

The past persists in the present in the form of a dream (participatory architectures, archive and revolution) Brighton Photo Biennial at the Phoenix Brighton, 6-11 November 2012

Classop (varied papers), Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Gallery P74, Ljubljana 2011

Classop (varied papers), Sput-e-nik the window, Porto 2010

Mud d’artiste, Rael Artel Gallery, Parnu, 2005

Protest Academy, Elastic Residence, London /Heimat Modern Experimentale 1-general panel, Leipzig 2005

Exercise SOS:OK, Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Gallery P74, Ljubljana, 2004

SOS:OK Save Our Souls: Zero Killings Emergency Biscuit, Coleman Project Space, London, 2004


Sheffield International Artist’s Book Prize, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, Oct 2015

Kaleid editions, London Art Academy, London July 2015

Fotobookfestival, Kassel: June 4-7

Fotoistanbul, Istanbul: Oct 9-Nov 8

Fotobok Gbg 15, Göteborg: Sept 24-27

Encontros da Imagem, Braga: Sept 15-31

Fotobok Festival, Fotogalleriet, Oslo: Sept 11-20

Kaunas Photo, Kaunas: Sept 1-6

PhotoIreland, Dublin: July 1-31

IED, Madrid: June 10-19

Fotoleggendo, Rome: June 5-27

PHOTO BOOK THING, Digital gallery, London South Bank University, May 2015

Art in a bookshell: a survey of artists working with and inspired by books, Milton gallery, March 2015

Office Sessions curated by Tanja Karas, Anchorage House, London, Nov-December 2015

Paradigm Store curated by HS Projects, 5 Howick Place, London, Sept-November 2014

Connecting Worlds, curated by Drawing Room in collaboration with UBM plc., 9 September 2013 – 14 March 2014

Art Engaging Gangs, AC institute, June 6 – July 27, 2013

Shape the Future: Living and Design the City, Waterman’s Art Centre, London, 9 May – 5 June 2013

Dear Aby Warburg, What can be done with images? Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, December 2012- Mar 2013

Kunstfilmtag 2012 Language Is the House We Live In (Appendix exhibiton), Auditorium of the Artists Association Malkasten, Düsseldorf November 2012

Desenha’12 Trienal Movimento Desenho, ART in PARK at SpazioDual , Lisbon November 2012

Open House London 2012 at the Former Annie McCall Maternity Hospital (Stockwell Studios), London September 2012

KALEID2012 the exhibition of artist’s books, Art Academy, London July 2012

BOOKLIVE! International symposium & live events, London South Bank University, London June 2012

PA/PER VIEW Artist Book Fair [ represented by sput&nik thewindow], Maus Hábitos, Porto, 24 – 25 Nov 2012

Guatephoto, Guatemala City, 7-25 November 2012l Artel Gallery, Parnu, 2005

What are we doing? What is happening to us? What needs to be done? I prefer not to: Protest Academy, Elastic Residence, London /Heimat Modern Experimentale 1-general panel, Leipzig 2005

Self-Published Newspapers Show, mzin, Leipzig, 26 October -10 November 2012

The Brighton Photo Biennial 12 Photobook Show at Brighton’s Jubilee Library, 6 October – 4 November 2012

Urban Dreams , Center for Contemporary Art – Plovdiv The Ancient Bath, Bulgaria, 26 October- 20 November 2012

Desenha’12 Trienal Movimento Desenha with ART in PARK, SpazioDual 15 Oct – 15 Nov 2012

Lambeth Open, Stockwell Studios, 6-7 October 2012

Open House London 2012 at the Former Annie McCall Maternity Hospital (Stockwell Studios), 21-23 September 2012

Kaleid 2012, the exhibition of artist’s books , London 2012

Les rencontres d’Arles Photography Open Salon, An Eye for an Ear, Galerie Huit, July-September 2012

Born in 1987: The Animated GIF, The Photographer’s Gallery, June 2012