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 is Mobile Strategies of Display & Mediation,  a nomadic House—Studio—Gallery for photographic art and curatorial research, photobook publishing and peer-to-peer collaboration

 msdm FOUNDER 

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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 orphan photography 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 Fulbrighter, 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: 
-the photographic art project Photography and the Gallery
-
and the photobook publishing enterprise  Photobook Pop Up.


paula has worked with a broad range of partners, clients,
commissioners and collaborators, such as

PUBLIC ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS
South London Gallery, [ Space ] 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, ProjectoMap,
Atelier POP-UP Lisbon, 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


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
bookRoom, bookworks collection, UCA Library at Farnham 
National Art Library, Victoria & Albert Museum artists’ books collection, London
Khio Oslo National Academy of the Arts Library
Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar  MENA artists’
books collection 
The Brooklyn Museum
The Museum of Modern Art Library
The Metropolitan Museum Library
The Swarthmore College Libraries
The Boston Athenaeum Library
The School of Art Institute of Chicago Library
The Centre Pompidou Kandinsky Library Artists' Books Collection
The Drawing Room Outset Study collection of artists' books
MACBA Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona collection
Coleção de Arte Fundação EDP

 

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

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 , node.london,
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

Commissioning bodies
HS Projects London, ACAVA Association for Cultural
Advancement through Visual Arts London, CoolTan
Arts London,TAP Trust Art Project London,  ArtsAdmin London, Procurarte  Lisbon

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).

Lisbon  and Portugal  REPRESENTATION 

Atelier Pop-Up:  Photography and editions | Photobooks

 STETPhotography and Artists's books

London 

The Photographer's Gallery Bookshop:  Photozines

Infinite Multiple: Photographic multiples

 

msdm   is  Mobile  Strategies  of  Display  &   Mediation
 a nomadic House — Studio — Gallery for photographic art
curatorial research, expanded practice of the artist's book
photobook publishing  and peer - to - peer collaborations 


by appointment only
please e-mail to schedule a visit

paula roush 
founder


paularoush@gmail.com

House—Studio—Gallery
London SE


msdm@msdm.org.uk

school of arts  & creative industries  
london south bank university


roushp@lsbu.org.uk