msdm a nomadic house-studio-gallery for photographic art and curatorial research, an expanded practice of the artist's book, photobook publishing and peer-to-peer collaboration created by contemporary artist paula roush

msdm: a nomadic House—Studio—Gallery for photographic art and curatorial research, an
expanded practice of the artist's book, photobook publishing and peer-to-peer collaborations 

 msdm FOUNDER 


paula roush is an artist whose practice is primarily photography-led
and manifests itself in multiple formats such as installation, publications,
curatorial and participatory projects;
she founded msdm as a nomadic house—studio—gallery 
with its own imprint msdm publications,
a micro-publishing agency encompassing
photographic and book art processes.

paula has founded a series of other initiatives such as
the orphaned collection Found Photo Foundation,
the art publishing platform Page-Turner
ə (uh)-books project space for material publishing
and co-founded CREiA experiential online course.

paula is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and
Senior Lecturer  in the  School of Arts and Creative Industries
at the London South Bank University,
where she co-leads
photographic art and curatorial project Photography and the Gallery

photobook publishing enterprise  Photobook Pop Up.

paula has worked with a broad range of partners, clients,
commissioners and collaborators, such as
Public art galleries and museums
South London Gallery, Space Studios London, Castlefield
Gallery Manchester,  198 Contemporary Arts and Learning
Gallery London, Tate Modern, Tate Britain London, Centro
Cultural de Lagos, Drawing Room London, Centro Cultural
de Espana Montevideo,  CAMJAP – Fundação Calouste
Gulbenkian Lisbon,  Southhill Park Arts Centre London, 
WUK Kunsthalle Exnergasse Austria, Kunstverein Harburger
Bahnhof Hamburg, Artstation Auckland, QUAD Derby,
MNAC: Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea do
Chiado Lisbon, Museum für Gegenwartskunst/ 
Contemporary Art MuseumSiegen, Museu Coleção
Berardo Lisbon, Herbert Read Gallery Canterbury, 
Pavilhão 28, Espaço Expositivo do Centro Hospitalar
Psiquiátrico de Lisboa, GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle
Kunst Bremen, City Gallery Prague, Living Art Museum
Reykjavik, INIVA Institute of International Visual Arts
London, The Brady Arts Centre London, The
Photographers'  Gallery London, Camden Arts Centre
London, Casa das Artes Porto, Haus der Architektur Graz, 
Czech Centre London, Pavilhao Preto Museu da Cidade
Lisbon, ACERT Tondela, Fondazione de Monte Uniti di Foggia  
Independent art spaces and curators
Homeless Project London, Coleman Project Space London,
Gallery P74 Ljubljana, CMR Cornwall Media Resource, 
ICVL Studio Bristol, CoolTan Arts London, ProjectoMap,
Atelier POP-UP, Infinite Multiple, Play Gallery Berlin,
Voyeur Project View Lisbon, a l l i n, Sparwasser HQ Berlin,
Galeria  Mira,  Porto, Artist's Book Centre, Sput&Nik the
Window Porto, Overgaden Gallery Copenhagen, W139
Amsterdam, mzin-bookstore and project space for visual
culture Leipzig, Frans Masereel Centrum Kasterlee
Art Photography foundations 
Bauhaus Foundation Dessau, Hasselblad Foundation
Gothenburg, Arab Image Foundation Beirut, EDP
Foundation Lisbon
Commissioning bodies
HS Projects London, ACAVA Association for Cultural
Advancement through Visual Arts London, TAP Trust
Art Project London,  ArtsAdmin London, Procurarte
Art, Photography and Photobook festivals
ISEA International Symposium on Electronic Art, 
PhotoBookClub Lisboa, Imago Photo Festival Lisbon,
Aarhus Photobook Week, Lisbon Photobook Fair, 
Unveil'd Photography Festival Exeter ,,
Radiator Festival London, Institut für Neue
Kulturtechnologien/t0 World-Information City:
Public Outreach Program, Sheffield Artist's Book Fair, 
Hackney WickED, FotoBook Festival Kassel, Publish
and Be Damned, Joburg Fringe Independent Art Fair,
e v +a limerick, AC Institute NYC, London Art Book Fair
Blind Date Convention, Ragusa FotoFestival


Art Schools and academies 
KHiO National Academy of the Arts Oslo, ESDA LLotja Barcelona, EINA  Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art UAB Autonomous University of Barcelona, Lebanese American University School of  Architecture & Design, University of Gothenburg HDK-Valand, UMAR/Feminist University Lisbon, Lisbon Consortium, Napier University Edinburgh, 
Danish Royal School of Library and Information Science Copenhagen,  University for the Creative Arts Canterbury.
Piet Zwart Institute – Postgraduate Studies in Art and Design
Master Education in Arts,  Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam Wimbledon College of Art, University of Middlesex London, Ar.Co School of Arts & Visual Communication Lisbon, Central Saint Martins London  BA Fine Art, Centro Portugues de Design  Post Graduate degree Environmental Urban Design, Lisbon, Camberwell College of Arts London, Oxford Brookes University School of Architecture, University of London Goldsmiths College MA in Fine Art Administration and Curatorship
Funding bodies

Arts Council England, Elephant Trust, Calouste Gulbenkian
Foundation, South East London Foundation Neighbourhood
Renewal Fund, Erasmus
Commercial and municipal clients 
ICAP: Insight Community Arts Programme, ADXTUR,
UBM, Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea through
Public Health, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust,
Science Museum’s LATES 


Workshops, seminars, and presentations are an integral part of msdm, working closely with non-profit organisations and artists to document, exhibit and publish their photographic archives.
msdm offers in-house-studio-gallery mentoring, assisting artists  with  project research and development, by conducting tailored 121 and small-group sessions.

paula has widely published and self-published and is the co-author of Order and Collapse: The Lives of Archives and Dear Aby Warburg: What can be done with images (Museum for Contemporary Art  Siegen).

Recent exhibitions include PAINTBALL FIELD (3,06 billion cycles per second) at AMAC  and DOMENEST at msdm House-Studio-Gallery.


we  are a nomadic House — Studio — Gallery for photographic
art & curatorial research, an expanded practice of the artist's
photobook  publishing and peer- to- peer collaborations 

by appointment only
please e-mail to schedule a visit

paula roush 

london SE

school of arts  & creative industries  
london south bank university