ms dm
photoworks publishing participatory installation sites of everyday life archaeology of the contemporary past social production of space  archival processes memory politics and materialities


msdm studio-gallery
UN8 Barratt Industrial Park
Gillender St, Poplar, London E3 3JX
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+44 7711483319


bookRoom bookworks collection, UCA Library at Farnham, UK
Boston Athenaeum  Boston, MA United States
Kandinsky Library, Musée National d’Art Moderne/Centre Pompidou  Paris France
Drawing Room Outset Study Library, London UK
EDP Foundation’s Art Collection, Lisbon Portugal
Metropolitan Museum of Art  Thomas J. Watson Library, New York, United States
Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)  New York,  United States
National Art Library, Victoria & Albert Museum artists’ books collection, London UK
School of The Art Institute of Chicago  Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection John M Flaxman Library Chicago United States
Swarthmore College Libraries, Swarthmore PA United States
Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar  VCUQatar
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste – Medien- und Informationszentrum  ZHdK MIZ Zurich Switzerland
Oslo National Academy of the Arts The Library, Oslo Norway
The Brooklyn Museum
100 Flowers Collection for NHSGGC’s new South Glasgow University Hospital and Royal Hospital for Sick Children
Frans Masereel Centrum Collection
Cuming Museum, Art Collection and Local History Library and Archive (Southwark Heritage), London



—- PAINTBALL FIELD (3,06 billion cycles per second ):  paula roush photography and installation
New photoworks and installation commissioned by 5th Edition of Barreiro Photography Month for the Red Gallery of Auditório Municipal Augusto Cabrita, Barreiro
1 Nov  2018 – 10 Feb 2019
Curated by Sofia Matos
Red Gallery, Auditório Municipal Augusto Cabrita, Barreiro
5th Edition of Barreiro Photography Month 2018

—- Paintball field (broadsheet and poster works)
Commissioned by Claudia Shneider, invited by Mireille Ribiere for
—- Joburg Fringe 2018
25 October – 3 November 2018

with: Andrew Lindsay, Americo Guambe, Amogelang Maepa, Ann Marie Tully, Brett Seiler, Chiedza Nyebera Pfister, Claudia Shneider, Daniel Novela, Emmanuel de Montbron, James Nilsen-Misra, Jessica Doucha, Kaelik Dullaart, Kutlwano Monyai, Marlene Carpenter, Mbali Tshabalala, Miabo Enyadike, Michelle Loukidis, Mireille Ribière, Naledi Segale, Ngozi Chukura, paula roush, Phumelele Kunene
The Art Room + Victoria Yards, Johannesburg

—-super-private scenes I-VI
Series of bookworks commissioned by Jon Fawcett for Infinite Multiple collection of affordable art multiples, launched at Carrol Fletcher gallery, London, Sept 2017 followed by Lounge Arrival , Arebite Gallery, City Island, London April 2018
with: Ilona Broeseliske, Max Colson, David Cotterrell, Nina Coulson, Thomson & Craighead, Matthew Darbyshire, Rod Dickinson, Oliver Durcan, Theo Ellison, Marcia Farquhar, Jacob Farrell, Shayna Fonseka, London Fieldworks, Freee, Maria Paz Garcia, Roxman Gatt, Tristan Hessing, Lizzie Hughes, Mustapha Hulusi, Louise Long, Adrian Lee, Sally Labern, Christopher MacInnes, Antonia McDonald, Jon Rafman, paula roush, Santiago Sierra, Jonathan Trayner and Theo Turpin
Arebite Gallery, City Island, London

—-[found photo foundation/  from reproduction to decomposition]
New photoworks and installation commissioned by Container for the exhibition
Unbound: David Faithful,  Jo Milne, paula roush & Print City
Herbert Read Gallery, University for the Creative Arts Canterbury
20 Oct to 9 Nov 2017

—-EVIDENCING THE EAST END: paula roush & Julie Cook
Two photobook projects developed at 85 Stepney Way  as a double site-specific installation within an East London warehouse awaiting demolition and redevelopment.
msdm studios at 85 Stepney Way, Whitechapel London
May 2017


Torn Folded Curled
with: paula roush
curated by: Plan BEY
Makan/ PlanBEY,  Beirut
October- November 2015


—-The  past persists in the present in the form of a dream (participatory architectures, archive and revolution) photography and installation  
Commissioned by HS Projects for the exhibition
Paradigm Store
September 25 – November 5, 2014
Ulla von Brandenburg, Cullinan & Richards, Kendell Geers, David Shrigley, Yutaka Sone, Maria Nepomuceno, Tobias Rehberger,paula roush, Claire Barclay, Elizabeth Neel, Simon Bedwell,  Nike Savvas,  Theo Stamatoyiannis,  Anne Harild,  Beatriz Milhazes
5 Howick Place, London


—-Time of Its Other (allegories of history) 
Commissioned by Drawing Room – Mairia Evripidou and Jacqui McIntosh – in collaboration with UBM for the exhibition —- Connecting Worlds
With:  Michael Armitage, Marisol Malatesta, Liz Murray, Frank Pudney, paula roush, Lucia Vera
9 September 2013 – 14 March 2014
UBM Offices,  London


—- Queer Paper Gardens: paula roush & maria lusitano
curated by Joao Pinharanda
June 6 – September 8 2013
Museu da Electricidade, Lisbon


—- Dreaming Through –On & Into the Exotic: paula roush & maria lusitano
curated by Maria Kheirkha
April 4 – May 18 2013

198 Contemporary Arts and Learning London,


—- Dear Aby Warburg: What can be done with images? Dealing with Photographic Material
Curated by Eva Schmidt
With: Özlem Altin, Tobias Buche, Mariana Castillo Deball, Marianna Christofides, Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Katalin Deér, Thea Djordjadze, Hervé Garcia, Cécile Hummel, Franziska Kabisch, Ulrike Kuschel, Alexandra Leykauf, Elke Marhöfer, Katrin Mayer, Lia Perjovschi, Manfred Pernice, Abigail Reynolds, paula roush,Ines Schaber & Stefan Pente, Eske Schlüters, Batia Suter, Simon Wachsmuth and Haegue Yang
Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen
December 2012- March 2013






—- On Print: Photography 
1,2,3 de Novembro
Curated by Francisco Varela
ZinefestPt, Galeria  Mira,  Porto


—- London Art Book Fair
6-9 September 2018
with: Afterall, Akerman Daly, AND, Aperture, Archive Books, Archive of Modern Conflict, Are Not Books & Publications, Art / Books, Baron, Behind the X, Blue Horses, Broken Dimanche Press, Marcus Campbell, Chelsea Space, Common Books,Common Editions, Concentric Editions, Copy Press, Design for Today,Samuel Dominguez Zegers, Egidija & George, The Everyday Press, Faceless Artist, Fitzcarraldo Editions, Four Corners Books,Antonio Freiles – Spazio Libro d’Artista, Clare Gasson, Marian Goodman Gallery, GOST Books, Hoxton Mini Press, Independents United, JENNINGS/NIEDERBERGER, Laurence King, Kiss and Tell Press, Leonie Lachlan, Lalata, Less Than 500, Lisson Gallery, London Centre for Book Arts, Sara Mackillop, MAMA Books, Ruth Martin, MIT Press, Motto, msdm, National Portrait Gallery, object permanence, Occasional Papers, Oh!, David O’Mara, OOMK, ottoGraphic, Overlapse Photobooks, Mark Pawson, PrintRoom,Publication Studio, Redfoxpress, James Reid, Setsuko, Batool Showghi, Spiralbound / Susak Press, Studio SFCH, Summer Forest X Ju Hee, Tara Books, United Vagabonds, Unpatient, Valiz, Walden Press, We are Publication, Hans Weyers, Whitechapel Gallery, Wunderkammer Press, YAO E, Zabludowicz Collection, David Zwirner Books
Whitechapel Gallery, London




Artist-run project and programme of exhibitions, workshops and publications. Founded in 2016, it aims to provide a research framework for photographic art as publishing practice. Throughout the history of the project there has been a questioning of how artists, photographers and publishers can experiment with and develop critically reflexive forms of exhibition practice for photobookworks. Projects have taken on various formats ranging from installations and presentations in institutions, and the production of editions through commissions and collaborative formats. This work has been shown nationally and internationally at All Inked up Kentʼs International Artist Book & Print Event UCA Canterbury & The Brewery Tap Folkestone, KHiO Publishing Studio Oslo National Art Academy, PRINTed #4 Singular publications EINA Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art, UAB Autonomous University of Barcelona and Arts Llibre Worshop ESDA LLotja Escola d’Arts i Oficis de Barcelona, Spain.
Project’s archive: http://uh-books.tumblr.com/
ə-books #10 May 15-18, 2018 Unveil’d Photobook #01
ə-books #9 Mar 9th- Mar 23th 2018 Jens Masmann L ND N
ə-books #8 Tuesday 25 April – Friday 26 May 2017 Tadej Pogačar + Dejan Habicht: HU? Pre-Brexit Tour
ə-books #7 March 28th – April 21st 2017 Héloïse Bergman: The Dying Art
ə-books #6 March 21st – March 24th 2017 Andreia Alves de Oliveira: River Boats & Inner Thoughts
ə-books #5 January 31st- February 25th 2017 Jessica Brouder: I Believe in You
ə-books #4 October 18th- November 18th 2016 Marc Vallée: Vandals and the city
ə-books #3 September 14th- October 12th 2016 Amy Warwick: Blame your parents
ə-books #2 June 28th- August 28th 2016 Martin Toft and Gareth Syvret: Atlantus
ə-books #1 May 25th- June 24th 2016 Lara Gonzalez: made and published

Unstable Media
Collaborative research project into the exhibition as medium with the collective Unstable Media
2017 The Book Dispersed,
Casa das Artes +Sput&Nik the Window, Porto
2016: Faz Tu Mesmx- Arte por Instrução/ DIY: Art by Instruction,
Sput&Nik The Window Gallery, Porto

2013  hetero q.b.,international video programme curated by Emília Tavares and paula roush, Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea, Lisboa
2012 Off the s{h}elf: the self and subjectivity in the artist’s book curated by paula roush, teresa paiva & maria lusitano,
Stockwell Studios,  London
2012 The Ed Show, The Digital Art Gallery, London South Bank University, London
2008 Mundos Locais Local Worlds, curated  by  Lucia Marques & paula roush, Centro Cultural de Lagos, Portugal


2018 Post-digital Publishing and Story-telling in the Photobook, Arts Llibre Workshop ESDA LLotja, Barcelona Spain, Artist’s talk / workshop
2017 The Photobook as Artistic Research & Expression In collaboration with ICVL Studio,  Unveil’d Photography Festival 
2016 Nothing to undo, KHiO Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo Norway, Artist’s talk and workshop
2015 Super-private,Arab Image Foundation, Beyrut Lebanon, Artist’s talk
2014  UBM Artists Lunchtime talkMichael Armitage, Frank Pudney, paula roush, Lucia Vera. Talk in conjunction with the exhibition Connecting Worlds presented by Drawing Room in collaboration with UBM. UBM’s meeting room on the 9th Floor, Ludgate House
2013 X Time: Time that has already been time – a preamble in two chapters, UMAR/Feminist University, Seminar The Uses of Time,  Lisbon Portugal, Seminar


2012 Feminising Ed, a discussion of Tested: vaio road test  in the context of other feminist projects that approach historical artists’ books and documents by the use of archive and exhibition making. The Ed Show, The Digital Art Gallery London South Bank University, London UK
2011 Intimate Tv: Webcamming & Social Life-Logging in The Surveillant-Sousveillant Space , ISEA 2011 The 17th International Symposium on Electronic Art, Sabanci University,  Istanbul, Turkey
2011 A field (of interconnected realities: cyber drawing and mash-up electronic goodness, ISEA 2011 The 17th International Symposium on Electronic Art, Sabanci University,  Istanbul, Turkey
2010 Intimate TV – forward:delete (wayback safari), Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg Germany
2010  A field,  Living Room artists’ talk, Artstation, Auckland, NZ
2009 Speed/sight, Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Gallery P74, Ljubljana Slovenia
2009 CCTV ecstasy, The 4th Radiator festival: Exploits in the Wireless City, QUAD, Derby UK