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

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Alejandro Acin & Isaac Blease
Activating the Archive
PH museum July 24- Sept 24 2018

paula roush
sex’n’database: a corporeal taxonomy
membrana 3: cabinet
Ljubljana April 2018

Wayne Burrows
Backlit Gallery meets Nottingham Writers' Studio: When writing and visual arts meet, magic can happen
9 April, 2018

Enric Mas/ Jo Milne
PRINTed #4 Singular publications [/uh/-books: a project space for photobook publishing}
EINA  Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art, UAB Autonomous University of Barcelona
April 2018

Maria Jose Prada Rodriguez
El libro en abismo. Relaciones y transferencias entre imagen y dispositivo en el libro de artista. 
Doctoral thesis. Programa de Doctorado en Arte Contemporaneo, Creacion e Investigacion
Facultad de Bellas Artes,  Universidad de Vigo. 2017.
Repositorio Internacional da Universidade de Vigo
January 2018

Louise Wolthers
Watching Europe and Beyond: Survellance, Art and Photography in the New Millenium
Watched! Surveillance, Art and Photography
Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig 2017

Rob Mcdonald
All Inked up

Kentʼs International Artist Book & Print Event, UCA Canterbury & The Brewery Tap Folkestone
13 October - 9 November 2017

Cristina L. Duarte
Herstory IV: Vozes de Contestação
Moda e feminismos em Portugal: O género como espartilho.
Temas e Debates - Circulo de Leitores, Outubro 2017 pp 276-296

Unstable Media
Unstable Media, constructions and disruptions
Portuguese Small Press Yearbook 2017

Launch of infinite multiple, an online platform selling unlimited  editions by established and emerging artists
Aug 11 2017

Jan Baetens
A Book, An Endless Love Affair
Cultural Studies Leuven, 10 August 2016

Erica Carter
Comments on BUS-SPOTTING + A STORY  presentation
at the launch of Order and Collapse: The lives of Archives
Personal email,  April 2016

Meg Beaumont
nothing to undo
Kaleid Editions, Sunday Reading #004

paula roush
Chaos of memories- Surviving archives and the ruins of history according to the found photo foundation.
Order and Collapse: The Lives of Archives.
Art & Theory Stockholm  2016

ə-books project space for photobook publishing
---- paula roush
conversation between paula roush and Lara Gonzalez
On the occasion of the exhibition made and published [ProCreate Project]
ə-books project space for photobook publishing
May 25th- June 24th 2016

---- paula roush
conversation between paula roush, Martin Toft and Gareth Syvret
On the occasion of the exhibition Atlantus A transoceanic photography project
ə-books project space for photobook publishing
June 28th- August 28th 2016

---- paula roush
conversation between paula roush and 
Amy Warwick
On the occasion of the exhibition Blame your parents [a photozine of post-teenage years]
ə-books project space for photobook publishing
September 14th- October 12th 2016

Torn Folded Curled/ Arab Image Foundation
---- Marwan El Tibi
paula roush fait revivre les archives du journal Al-Yom
Al Ayam Magazine, Beirut October 2015

---- Hala Tawil
paula roush residency with the Arab Image Foundation
Report to the Arab Image Foundation, Beirut 2015

Margarida de Carvalho
A Obra “Faça-você-mesmo”: Estética da Participação nas Artes Digitais
Faculdade das Ciencias Sociais e Humanas (Tese de Doutoramento), Lisboa 2015

paula roush
XisTempo. Tempo que ja foi tempo: um preambulo em dois capitulos 
In Eduarda Ferreira, Isabel Ventura, Luísa Rego, Manuela Tavares, Maria Antónia Pires de Almeida (Eds)
Percursos Feministas: Desafiar os tempos.
UMAR/Universidade Feminista2015, pp 74-83

3rd Dimension
Paradigm Store at Howick Place
3rd Dimension MAgazine, 23 October 2014

Pedro Gadanho
Operacoes SAAL,  Alvaro Siza e a Persistencia de São Victor: Falhar, Falhar Novamente, Falhar Melhor
O Processo SAAL: Arquitectura e Participação 1974—1976
Fundação de Serralves, Porto 2014

Xistorias: Performance digital nas aldeias do Xisto- A Beira Serra em streaming direto
O Varzeense
October  30 2013

Manuela Ventura
"Xistorias" apresenta historias das aldeias serranas de Gois
Diario de Coimbra
October  30 2013

----Luisa Soares de Oliveira
Mulheres fatais e outras que tais/ Fatal women and others as such: A visit to the surrealist museum through collage
Ipsilon Publico Magazine 23 August 2013 [portuguese] [english]

----Celso Martins
Colagem e Colisao / Collage and collision An artistic collaboration around the dances and counterdances of gender, retrieves collage as a mode of associating images
Expresso Atual Magazine,  22 June 2013 [portuguese]   [english]

----Cristina Duarte
a journal of one’s own, a text dedicated to mary, margaret, valentine, alice, paula, maria and all the other women
Queer Paper Gardens, Vol. V
Fundacao EDP Lisbon 2013

----João Pinharanda
Undermining the Surrounding World
Museum of Electricity Lisbon 2013

----paula roush & maria lusitano
I. Queer paper gardens or the Wildlife of symbols:Les deux amies / The two girlfriends (Gifts of the Feminine); II. The mise-en-scéne of the unconscious (A Week of Goodness); III. The photoalbum in the drawing room (cardomania), the album of Madame B.; IV.  The paper mosaick (Female cruising in the garden). Fundação EDP 2013

Steve Smith
Contemporary Post-Studio Art Practice and its Institutional Currency, Investigative study with interviews with five U.K based artists, Louise Ashcroft, Claire Blundell Jones, Helene Kazan, Danny Pockets and paula roush
University of Westminster (Dissertation: MA in Visual Cultures), 2013

Tanja Verlak
Excavation Thrill. In conversation paula roush and Tanja Verlak
Nowiswere Contemporary Art Magazine issue 12.

Noemi Smolik
Album Art
Aperture reviews, March 12th 2013

Christina Natlacen
Lieber Aby Warburg, was tun mit Bildern? Vom Umgang mit fotografischem Material, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen
Camera Austria 121, 2013

Andrew Dewdney, David Dibosa, Victoria Walsh
Post Critical Museology: Theory and Practice in the Art Museum
Routledge 2013

This brochure was not supposed to happen: Pensao Iberica (Firm: Musa WorkLab;Client: Dani Soter & Monica Miranda; Writers: Dani Soter, Monica Miranda, paula roush)
The Best of Brochure Design 12, p. 125
Rockport Publishers, 1 May 2013

Frans Masereel Centre
The memory of stones paula roush
General Residency 01.07.2013 - 02.08.2013

Alison Dell
Field Report! Frans Masereel Centrum, July 23 2013

Mairia Evripidou & Jacqui McIntosh
Connecting Worlds exhibition, 2013

Joana Amaral Cardoso
Museu do Chiado quer mostrar arte sem o filtro da heterossexualidade (Museu do Chiado wants to show art without the filter of heterosexuality)
Ipsilon Publico Magazine, April 9 2013

Sofia Roque
Hetero q.b.?
Esquerda, Opinião, May 11 2013

João Moço
Uma mostra que permite conhecer o outro
Diario de Noticias, May 6 2013

No Museu do Chiado, a arte (e o vídeo) é das mulheres
Ipsilon Publico Magazine, April 9 2013

Teresa Pizarro
Programa Molduras: Entrevista  Emília Tavares e paula roush
As Artes Plasticas na Antena 2, April 22 2013

Bruno Horta
Quem tem medo de ser “queer”? (Who is afraid of being “queer”?)
Timeout, April 24 2013

Mostra de vídeo no Museu do Chiado aborda feminismo e lesbianismo
Cultura Lisboa April 9 2013

Susan Mills
Podcast with paula roush
Bookbinding Now January 30, 2013

Holly Crawford
Art Engaging Gangs : Erik Bergrin, Mark Dillon, Jasmine Johnson, Nadin Ospina, Joseph Rodriguez, Maayke Schurer, Robert Taub, Zefrey Throwell and Paula Roush’s archive of photographic collections by Rachel Johnson, Tim Body, Robbie Sweeny, Lee Slaymaker, MJ Gumayagay, Richard Harris, Christopher Kamper, Richard Johnson, Natalie Cheung, Karel Polt, Dana Mendonca, Charlotte Miceli and Rich Harley.
AC Institute New York, 2013

Eva Schmidt
Foreword & Acknowledgements
Dear Aby Warburg, what can be done with images? Dealing with Photographic Material
Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, 2012

Ludwig Seyfarth
Space for thinking between the images: on the genesis of the ‘photographic collection’ as an artistic genre
Dear Aby Warburg, what can be done with images? Dealing with Photographic Material
Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, 2012

Tanja Verlak
An attempt at exhausting an archive /Found Photo Foundation
Dear Aby Warburg, what can be done with images? Dealing with Photographic Material
Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen 2012

paula roush
The past persists in the present in the form of a dream (participatory architectures, archive and revolution)
Seismopolite Journal of Art and Politics, issue 3,
Reimagining the political geography of “place” and “space” May 2012

Projecto MAP [Map of Portuguese Artists]
paula roush: A field (of interconnected realities) or The week of mash-up goodness, (2010-12)

paula roush
Towards a Free/ Libre/ Open/ Source/ University, February 18, 2013
You can find original article on Collaboration and Freedom – The World of Free and Open Source Art here
This article is part of the Furtherfield collection commissioned by Arts Council England for Thinking Digital. 2011

paula roush
TV-Essay. Demystifying the Means of Reproduction in the Broadcast Medium
Multitudes Special Issues 5:125-131 (2011)

Rob Garrett
paula roush (UK): Public art project, Auckland 2010, April 2, 2010

paula roush
Migratory aesthetics / travelling concepts / epistemology of the nomadic place
Projeto Figura-Pensão Ibérica | artistas em residência, 2010

paula roush
From webcamming to social life-logging: intimate performance in the surveillant-sousveillant space.
Conspiracy dwellings: surveillance in contemporary art, Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2010


Download fever: photography, subcultures and online-offline counter-archival strategies
Essay in Photographies Journal, Vol. 2 Photography and Education Special Issue and Symposium Issue.
Eds. Andrew Dewdney and Martin Lister. Taylor & Francis.  2009.

Darren Newbury
Image, Theory, Practice: Reflections on the Past, Present and Future of Photographic Education
Photographies Journal, 2:2, 117-124, 2009

paula roush & Ruth Brown
Publishing with friends: exploring social networks to support photo publishing practices
in Niki Lambropoulos (ed)
Educational Social Software for Context-Aware Learning: Collaborative Methods & Human Interaction
IGI Global 2009


paula roush & Ruth Brown
Publishing with friends:  exploring social networks to support photo publishing practices
in Dasgupta, Subhasish (ed)
Social Computing: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications:Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Idea Group Inc (IGI) 2009

paula roush & Ruth Brown
Social Networking and Authentic Engagement: Students as "Produsers."
Learning & Teaching e-Journal, 1 (1) 2009




Doreen Mende
Radio as Exhibition Space
in Heidi Grundmann et al. (eds.) Re-Inventing Radio Aspects of Radio as Art, Revolver 2008.

Regine Debatty
New Brave World workshop at iMAL: RFID and art.
we-make-money-not-art, March 2008

Bob Dickinson,
KISSS Kinship International Strategy on Surveillance and Suppression
Art Monthly, Issue n.321, November 2008

Andy Murray
KISSS… your privacy goodbye
Metro, Monday, October 13, 2008

Mark Howarth-Booth
Conspiracy Dwellings
Aperture magazine, Issue 192, Fall 2008

paula roush
Spaces, visibilities and transcultural flows: diasporic strategies in the local worlds.  
Local Worlds. Lagos: Centro Cultural de Lagos. 74-81

Simon Bainbridge
Where there’s art, there brass
British Journal of Photography, 18 June 2008

Luis Ricardo Duarte
Um banho de arte
Jornal de Letras, 18 Jun 2008

Jose Luis Porfirio
Lagos global
Expresso Actual, Julho 2008

Celso Martins
Cultura Emprestada
Expresso Actual, 19 Julho 2008

Jose Marmeleira
Virados ao sul
l+arte 50,  Julho 2008

Instalacao convida a  provar e pensar frutos
Jornal da Madeira/ Cultura / 2008-06-15

Laranjas algarvias transformadas em arte,
Observatorio do Algarve, 14-06-2008

Armindo Vicente
Toneladas de laranjas marcaram arranque do programa “Allgarve”
Barlavento online, 23 de Junho de 2008

Armindo Vicente
20 mil pessoas ja visitaram exposicoes do Allgarve
Barlavento online, 22 de Julho de 2008

paula roush
Can people love things and things pay people's rent? 
Essay (pt/en) by , published in the catalogue I love you, Oh you pay my rent 
Paulo Romao Bras & Sandro Resende Photography and Drawing
Sao Bento Art Gallery, Lisbon, 2008

Pryle Behrman
2007 Ad
Art Monthly, July-August 2007

paula roush
Francis Alÿs: The Clandestine Way.
Dardo Magazine n.4 Feb-May, 138-155, 2007

Sheila McGregor
New art on view: celebrating the success of the contemporary art society’s special collection scheme.
Scala Publishers, 2006

Regine Debatty,
Orwellian projects September 2006.

Timo Arnall
Touch>Bruce Sterling at ‘How I learned to love RFID’
June 2006

Regine Debatty,
Arphid sound performances in the metro. April 2006

Anthony Alexander
Of RFIDs and Arphids: The logistics of the Future
Mute magazine, June 2006

Armin Medosch
The Spychip Under Your Skin:RFID and the Tagged exhibition
Space Media Arts, October 2006

Rael Artel
Artists In Fieldwork: Anu Vahtra, Jaanus Samma, paula roush, Pilvi Takala.
Maja, Estonian Architectural Review, Landscapes Issue,  May 2006, p 39-43.

Katy Deepwell
KISSS revealed: Deej Fabyc, Paula Roush and Camilla Brueton on Kinship International Strategy on Surveillance and Suppression (KISSS)
n.paradoxa, ,Journeys: Volume 17, Jan 2006

Suhjung Hur, Annie On Ni Wan, Andrew Paterson
Locative Media, on and off the beaten track
LEA Locative Media Gallery, 2006


Tadej Pogacar
Public Services
Catalogue Public Services exhibition, PavelHaus, October 2005

Sara Raza
Art in Security and Security in Art
KISSS Kinship International Strategy on Surveillance and Suppression, 2005

Hattie Spires
The Crisis of Interpretation: An Investigation Into The Dynamics of Engagement with Site- Specific Art in the Age Of Squanto.
Goldsmiths College (Dissertation, MA In Contemporary Art Theory) September 2004. msdm Stenciled Papers, Date of Issue: January 2005

Louise Garrett
Infiltrate Estonia: SPACE PROTOCOL
Rael Artel Gallery, Parnu, Estonia 2005

Joanna Callaghan
Go on! Have another one!
True Review, December 2004

Sara Raza
Performance: Strategy And Process in The Work Of Adrian Piper, Lida Abdul, Sussan Dyhim, Reza Aramesh and paula roush.
Notes for the Presentation Delivered at Artsadmin November 2004

Zeigam Azizov
POSTSCRIPT (Part One): Portuguese live art in the age of scripted reality
November 2004

Heather Greig-Smith
Operation SOS:OK, Bermondsey, South London.
Regeneration & Renewal, 5 November 2004, p8

Annie Kelly
Bermondsey takes the biscuit Former Peek Frean employees back community project
The Guardian, Wednesday October 20, 2004

Will Pavia
Taking the biscuit
Southwark Weekender, 15 Oct 2004

Alice Park
Current perspectives on the role of art in urban development. Do artistic interventions benefit a community?
Art in Community Settings, Birkbeck College, University of London 2004, Published in SOS:OK guide, msdm publications 2004

Jaka Jeleznikar, interview with paula roush about ‘exercise sos:ok’ at gallery 74, Mladina, Ljubljana, September- October 2004

Boris Gorupic
paula roush/ B&B
deloskop 9.9-15.9.04

Tadeja Milek
preview segment on exercise sos:ok
Val 202 (Slovenia FM Radio) 06.09.04

Camelia Gupta
Artists’ work is perfectly placed
24 hour museum, Aug 2004

Paul Rhys
Perfectly Placed To Enjoy The Art of The People
ICNetwork Aug 27 2004

Jessica Lack
Perfectly Placed: Preview
The Guardian, August 7 2004

Zeigam Azizov
When Phd Becomes an Art Work…
msdm stenciled papers, published for the exhibition Perfectly Placed, South London Gallery, July 2004

Zeigam Azizov
Memory Factory at Coleman Project Space
Published in SOS:OK guide, msdm publications 2004

Will Pavia
Last week hundreds of people piled into a gallery in Bermondsey
Southwark News June 17 2004

Lucia Marques
A Experiencia da Cidade – Londres – 4 Perfis
Storm magazine May-June 2004

Becky Shaw
The Pernicious Nature of Opposition Chic
The Static Pamphlet, Issue 03. 2004

paula roush
M4 UEC: artist’s run urban entertainment centre
Anarchitexts: Voices from the Global Digital Resistance, Autonomedia 2004

Louis Armand
Prague Biennale
Artmargins 2003

Sarah Carrington and Sophie Hope
A Revolt at the Door
B B (Ed.): Art of Survival London Artists Travel to Prague, Poster publication 2003

Sarah Carrington and Sophie Hope, The Art of Survival: paula roush in Conversation with Ella Gibbs, Alasdair Hopwood, Barry Sykes and Sean Parfitt
Giancarlo Politi (Ed.): Prague Biennale1 Peripheries Become the Center, pp 506-514, Flash Art, Milan, pp 506-515, 2003

Jonah Brucker-Cohen, J.
Report from RAM2: A Joker in the Global Bunker Workshop
NOEMA Tecnologie e Societa, 2003

Jan Inge Reilstad
From The White Cube to The Black Box to The Personal Computer and out in The Grey Wide Open – or How to Reapproach New Media. An Essay on the Postdigital Artscene., 2003

Kandl, J.,
Kampfer fur's Gluck
Kunstverein Ulm 2003

Zeigam Azizov
Brand Ranking: Working in Between Consciousness and Conformity
Out/sourcing, msdm publications 2003

Melanie Keen
Out/sourcing, msdm publications 2003

Celso Martins
Balanco de Actividades Ar.Co – 25 anos a reinventar joalharia
Expresso April 3 2003

Axel Vogelsang
The Art Audience as User
Central SaintMartins College (PHD Research, Arts & Design) November 2003

Antje Mayer
Discount-Biennale. Kunst & Kultur July 2003

Antje Mayer
Boycott - Prague Biennale I, Kunst & Kultur, July 2003

paula roush
Between Peripheries and Shopping Centres.
Art of Survival- London Artists Travel to Prague, Poster-Publication for the Czech Centre, London 2003

paula roush
msdm: Outsourcing.
Artofficial Construction Media (ACM), ContextinArt 1, 2003

paula roush
Postcard Project for Video with same title by Consol Rodriguez, London Print Studios 2003

paula roush,
London: msdm publications with inIVA 2003

Eva Schmidt
City Stripping
GAK: Gesellschaft fur Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen 2001

Britta Schatz
City Stripping
Die Tageszeitung, 2001

Regina Bittner
Places Out of Images
Urban Detours, Bauhaus Foundation, Dessau

Kai Vockler
Time and Space in Megalopolis
The City Gallery, Prague 2001

Brian Holmes
Le mode de diffusion
PARACHUTE No.98 (Avril, Mai et Juin) 2000

Jennifer Burnham
Women With Attitude
SMART Magazine Issue 3, London 2000

Liz Farrelly
Peckham Calling
Blueprint Magazine July/ August 2000

The Public Art of Campaigning 
Variant Magazine Issue 10, Spring 2000
Supplement: The Non Place Urban Realm


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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
Boston Athenaeum  Boston, MA United States
Kandinsky Library, Musée National d'Art Moderne/Centre Pompidou  Paris France
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
bookRoom bookworks collection, UCA Library at Farnham, UK
P74 Artists' Books Collection, Ljubljana
PhotoIreland Foundation Collection, Dublin Ireland


The launch party and exhibition for the new Elephant House 12" 'Chollima' released by Adaadat Records.
With: Oliver Baggott, Charlotte CHW, Rupert Cole, Marcin Filip Cybulski, Christos Fanaras, Justin Fink, John Franklin-Higgins, M.K. Hauser, Bjørn Hatleskog, Rosy Leadly-Watkins, Bruce McClure, Daniel O'Sullivan, Reuben Sutherland,, Momoko Suzuki, Charles Tepasse, Unobjectifyme & Cathy Ward. Including live performances from Elephant House, Mücha , Shex, Oilmen, Damn Dirty Duke, Storyteller, Tuatha & Johny Brown on DJ duties.
The Old Baths in Hackney Wick, London [FB event page], Oct 19 2019

Hypnotic Highway in
Ragusa FotoFestival
Curated by Steve Bison /Urbanautica Institute
Palazzo Cosentini, Ragusa Ibla, Sicily
July 26 – August 25 2019

Rigorosamente Libri Biennale del Libro d’Artisti 
Selected by Maddalena Carnaghi and curated by Vito Capone 
Fondazione de Monte Uniti di Foggia 
June 1- July 15 2019

Aproximar-­‐nos do Caos 
[com umas lentes que permitam ver melhor o que isso é] 
A project by: Susana Paiva with Escola Informal de Fotografia 
ACERT gallery
May 11- June 29 2019
Curatorial text [ pdf] | Exhibition works [ pdf] | [ Exhibition poster [ jpg

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

Sex’n’database: a corporeal taxonomy in
Activating the Archive online exhibition
curated by Alejandro Acin & Isaac Blease
with: Jerry Spagnoli, Amak Mahmoodian, Thomas Sauvin with Klara Källström & Thobias Fäldt, Rohan Thapa, Paula Roush, Délio Jasse, Francesca Seravalle, IC Visual Lab, Andres Orjuela, Christian Lange
PH museum, July 24- Sept 24 2018

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
Arebyte Gallery, City Island, London

UNBOUND: David Faithful, Jo Milne, paula roush & Print City

commissioned by Rob McDonald/ Container
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 Whitechapel London
May 2017

Torn Folded Curled
Commissioned by PlanBEY
Photobook works sourced from the Arab Image foundation, presented as an installation
Makan Project Space, Beirut
October- November 2015

Art in a bookshell:  A survey of artists working with and inspired by books
Bookworks by:  paula roush, Abigail Thomas, Tania McCormack, Rob McDonald, Justin Coombes, Jane Grisewood, Jane Hyslop, Kaho Kojima, Christina Mitrentse, Anne Rook,  Rosie Sherwood,  Egidija Čiricaitė, Collective Investigations
Curated by: Emi Avora
Milton Gallery, St Paul’s School, London 2015
February 26 – March 17, 2015

Paradigm Store
Works commissioned by HS Projects 
September 25 – November 5, 2014
With:  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

 Connecting Worlds
Commissioned by Drawing Room - Mairia Evripidou and Jacqui McIntosh - in collaboration with UBM
With:  Michael Armitage, Marisol Malatesta, Liz Murray, Frank Pudney, paula roush, Lucia Vera
9 September 2013 – 14 March 2014
UBM Offices,  London

Xistorias/ Schistories
Commissioned by Rural Development Agency ADXTUR  to create a project  in the ‘schist’ mountain villages of Portugal, an area that has become depopulated and is now being developed as a destination for tourists. Titled  Xistorias/Schistories, the participatory work used oral history, new technologies and creative processes to evoke a dramatic encounter between the rural traditions of the past and present-day cultural practices. Funded by: ADXTUR,Supported by: LousitâneaGóis City Council and ESEC
WIth: Eunice Gonçalves Duarte, Mário Montez and paula roush
May-November 2013

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

The Memory of Stones; A collage novel for children
printed in stone litography during a Printmaking Residency
July 1- August 2 2013
Frans Masereel Centrum
Kasterlee, Belgium

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

GAZETTE SHOW: : self-published newspapers show
mzin-bookstore and project space for visual culture Leipzig
October 26 - November 10 2012

The past persists in the present in the form of a dream (participatory architectures, archive and revolution)
The Brighton Photo Fringe at the Phoenix, Brighton

And then again, show of contemporary UK and Portuguese Printmaking
Curated by Ana Fonseca and Liz Collini
With: Adam James, Adam Knight, Ana Fonseca, Andrea Jespersen, Ann-Marie LeQuesne, Barton Hargreaves, Bob Matthews, Bronwen Sleigh, Carlos Noronha Feio, Cristina Ataíde, Dick Jewell, Edd Pearman, Francisco Sousa Lobo, George Charman, Graça Pereira Coutinho, Jane Ward, Jessie Brennan, Jo Stockham, José Carlos Teixeira, Liz Collini, Mark Hampson, Martinha Maia, Mónica de Miranda, Nuno Vicente, Orlando Franco, paula roush, Pedro Valdez Cardoso, Richard Healy, Rui Horta Pereira, Susanne Themlitz, Tom Smith
Pavilhao Preto Museu da Cidade, Lisbon 2010

Living Room 2010: A Week of Kindness 
Curated by Rob Garret and Pontus Kyander,a commission for a public art project in the city of Auckland
Auckland City Council, Auckland 2010

Ear Appeal
Sound as conceptual and analytic material, exhibition project examining the ways sound defines space and exerts control
Curated by Doreen Mende
With: Rashad Becker, Justin Bennett, Benjamin Bergmann, Elisabeth Grübl, Arthur Köpcke, Genesis P-Orridge, Ultra-red, Ruszka Roskalnikowa, paula roush/msdm, Mika Taanila, Annette Weisser
Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Austria
October 19 - November  18 2006

Global Tour: Art Travel & Beyond
Based on research and concept by French curator Amiel Grumberg (1980-2004)
Boris Achour, Renaud Auguste Dormeuil, Zeigam Azizov, Davi de Balula, Alberto Baraya, Otto Berchem,Jordi Bernado, Candice Breitz, Mircea Cantor, Jota Castro, Coco Fusco, Meschac Gaba, Gerald, Hong Hao,IAT, Martin Krenn, Oliver Ressler, paula roush, Nika Spalinger, Manit Sriwancihpoom
W139, Amsterdam
December 17  2005- January  22 2006

Public Services
Projects by artists and architects whose works and research deal with problems involving the service sector in contemporary urban environments.
With: paula roush/ msdm, Marjetica Potrč, Apolonija Šušteršič, Temporary Services (USA) and Tadej Pogacar & Anja Planiscek
Curated by Tadej Pogaca
Sparwasser HQ June 17 - July 15 2006
Pavel House October 8 2005 - Dec 3 2005

SOS:OK Emergency Kit
Temporary public artwork commissioned by Coleman Project Space in the site of former Biscuit town, Bermondsey, working with  Biscuit Factory workers to imagine and design a new biscuit to represent the neighborhood.

Perfectly Placed
With: Adam Chodzko; Cornford & Cross; Goshka Macuga; Janette Parris; and paula roush (msdm)
Curated by Donna Lynas
Funded by the Contemporary Art Society Special Collection Scheme with funds from the Arts Council Lottery.
South London Gallery, 6 – 29 Aug 2004 

Art of Survival
Curated by b + b
Czech Centre London and Prague Biennale 1, National Gallery, Prague, 2003

Commissioned by Iniva for SOFT season: different approaches to exhibition-making which operate outside a rigid institutional structure.
With: artlab, Danger Museum, Diego Ferrari and paula roush/msdm
Curated by: Melanie Keen
30 Nov-12 Dec 2002

Europe CC: Changing Cities 05’
Haus der Architektur, Graz, Austria, 2002

Contemplation Room
Overgaden Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2002

Other Routes
Generic Fun, New York, 2002

Event City
Mousonturm, Frankfurt/ Main, Germany, 2002

Urban Detours
Bauhaus Foundation, Dessau 2001



Artist-run project and programme of exhibitions, workshops and publications. Founded by paula roush 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:
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 by paula roush with collective Unstable Media
2017 The Book Dispersed,
Casa das Artes +Sput&Nik the Window, Porto,Spet 24- October 28 2017 
2016: Faz Tu Mesmx- Arte por Instrução/ DIY: Art by Instruction,
Sput&Nik The Window Gallery, Porto

Hetero q.b.,international video programme curated by Emília Tavares and paula roush, Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea, Lisboa

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

The Ed Show, The Digital Art Gallery, London South Bank University, London

New Territories/Novos Territórios curated by paula roush & Inês Amado
Pavilhão 28 Espaço Expositivo do Centro Hospitalar Psiquiátrico de Lisboa, Lisbon, 2009

Mundos Locais Local Worlds
Curated  by  Lucia Marques & paula roush
Centro Cultural de Lagos, Portugal

Welcome Goodbye Adeus Obrigada- Journeys, dislocations and imaginary nations
Festival of performance and visual art
Curated by : Tiago Neves and paula roush
With: Teatro Praga, Patrícia Portela, Beatriz Cantinho, Cão Solteiro, Rogério Nuno Costa, Marília Maria Mira, Valentim Quaresma, Teresa Milheiro, Rodrigo Vilhena, Liavali Coquet, Mónica De Miranda, paula roush, Ana António Gill, Luís Torres, Nuno Luz
Blue Elephant Theatre, Camberwell SE5 & Little Portugal, Stockwell SW9
May 3–June 30 2006

POSTSCRIPT (Part One): Portuguese Live Art in the Age of Scripted Reality
Curated by : Tiago Neves and paula roush
With: Teatro Praga, Cao Solteiro, Beatriz Cantinho and Valerio Romao, Rogerio Nuno Costa 2 – 7 November 2004 [SPACE] London.


Sheffield Artist's Book Fair
curated by the Artist's Book Centre
With: Islam Aly, David Armes, Rachel Smith, Lynne Barker, David Barton, BBB Books Collective, Kim Bevan, Best Books, Book Works, Louisa Boyd, Hilke Kurzke (Büchertiger), Emily Coles, Jacqui Dodds, Sarah Grace Dye, Theresa Easton, Floating World, Girasol Press / Route, Gnōbilis Press, Robert Good, Gordian Projects, Carina Granlund, Grania Hayes, Pat Hodson, Michelle Holland, Jan Hopkins, Inkpot & Pen, Kiss and Tell, Sue Lancaster, Jill Lauriston, Less Than 500 Press, Longbarrow Press, Marches Book Arts Group, Bethan Maddocks and Remi Bec, Carla Moss, Nise McCulloch, Old Bear Press, PigsADogBooks, Prance Press, Jamie Mills, Road Books, Joanna Robson, Trudy Roe, Clare Rogers, Anne Rook 27, paula roush /, Helen Scalway, Art Estella Scholes, Holly Serjeant, Tim Shore, Jenny Stevenson, Chisato Tamabayashi, The Caseroom Press. [guide to the fair]
Kurious Art, Sheffield
5 Oct 2019

Blind Date Convention
The central event in Slovenia and the region dedicated to the production, promotion and popularization of artists’ books and art publications. The festival presented nearly a dozen local and international producers, artists and independent publishers.
With: 585 ZINES, Beli sladoled,  Look Backandlaugh, Sergej Vutuc,  Rostfrei Publishing,  The Angry Bat, paula roush / msdm, Nez Pez,  Darko Simicic,  Tomislav Gotovac Institute,  Institute for Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Simon Kocjancic, Mina Fina,  Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. (KAPSULAP74 Gallery)
P74 gallery, Ljubljana
6 Nov 2018

On Print: Photography 
Curated by Francisco Varela
ZinefestPt, Galeria  Mira,  Porto
1,2,3 de Novembro 2018

London Art Book Fair
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
6-9 September 2018

PRINTed #4
With: London South Bank University / University of Leeds (UK) / Wild Pansy Press / University for the Creative Arts. Canterbury. Kent (UK) / Llotja Escola Superior de Disseny i Art / Facultat de Belles Arts de la Universitat de Barcelona / Metàfora. Barcelona / EINA. Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona (Adscrit a la UAB).
Curated by Enric Mas and Jo Milne
Espai Cultural EINA Barra de Ferro/ EINA  Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art
UAB Autonomous University of Barcelona April 2018

All Inked up
With: Four Corner Books, Steven Fowler, Catherine Hehir, Intra, Limerick School of Art & Design, Lion & Lamb Press U.C.A. Farnham, Liver and Lights, Llotja Barcelona, msdm, Otto, Resort Studio, Riso Soup Dundee, Chrisato Tamabayashi, University of Barcelona, U.C.A. Canterbury, Wildy Pansy Press
Kentʼs International Artist Book & Print Event
UCA Canterbury & The Brewery Tap Folkestone
curated by Rob Mcdonald/ container
13 October – 9 November 2017

2006-present: Senior Lecturer: Digital Photography, BA (Hons) Digital Photography and MA creative Arts and Media Practice, Researcher: Teaching and Learning in Arts, Media and Design. London South Bank University, Arts Media and English Department, London
2006-present: Theory Coordinator MA Art and Media Practice, University of Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design, London
1999-2005: Lecturer: Art in Community Settings, BA in Arts Administration and research supervision on MA Arts Management Programme, Birkbeck College, University of London, London

2018  KHiO National Academy of the Arts Oslo, Nothing to undo: Guest Lecture and  5-day photobook publishing workshop with BA + MA students across the 3 pathways (Fine Arts, Design and Crafts)

2015 - 2017 Lisbon Photobook Fair,  Page-turner: Photography, Book and Self-Publishing, 4-day workshop and pop-up exhibition for artists and photographers wishing to develop their photographic work into photobook projects, running in parallel with the Lisbon Photobook Fair, at the Lisbon Photographic Archive satellite space

2016 V&A Academy, Page-turner: Photography, Book and Self-Publishing, 4-day workshop and pop-up exhibition for artists and photographers wishing to develop their photographic work into photobook projects, running in parallel with National Art Library photobooks collection at msdm studio and Elephant Studios (London South Ban University)

2016 - 2018  ACAVA Association for Culture Advancement through Visual Art, Photography and self-publishing projects, both in Blechynden Street studio and partner West London- based centres. Photo newspaper and wall photoworks developed with St George College art students funded by West London Clinical Commissioning Group to create a permanent art collection for St Charles Centre for Health and Wellbeing. Bookworks developed with Venture Community Centre groups were funded by Royal Borough Kensington & Chelsea through Public Health

2014 CoolTan Arts Stays Up LATES: A Creative and Interactive Journey Exploring the History of Science and Mental Health, Program of workshops, editing and designing CoolTan Arts Largactyl Shuffle / Science Museum’s LATES book project with photographic documentation, related art work and many of the original talks given by volunteers on the guided tours.
Digital copy online:

2013 CoolTan Arts/ HS Projects, Open books: artists newspapers and QR codes.
Program of workshops leading to creation and publication of newspapers with four artists users of CoolTan Arts studio: William Ball, Graeme Newton, Aaron W.J. Pilgrim and Saffron Saidi. Commissioned by HS Projects with funding from ICAP: Insight Community Arts Programme. Artwork was exhibited in the lounge area in ICAP London’s headquarters building (Blackfriars), and could be accessed and downloaded via QR codes.

2013 Queer Paper Gardens: exploring relationship between collage and self-publishing. Workshop for artists and educators. EDP Foundation, Lisbon

2013     Dreaming Through: Self-publishing workshop for artists and educators. Resulting works showcased alongside the exhibition in street facing displays at 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning Gallery, London

2012 Found Photo Foundation: self-publishing workshop with Siegen-based artists-educators. during the exhibition Dear Aby Warburg: What can be done with images? Dealing with Photographic Material, curated by Eva Schmidt, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen, November 2012

2008     Shared Worlds Collaborative and Participatory Art. Workshop/Seminar/Talks/ Art interventions/Public Art Coordination: Monica De Miranda. With: paula roush, Faisal Abdu’Allah and Paul Goodwin.
July  25- 27 2008, Centro Cultural de Lagos and vicinity

1998     Project Temporary Homes. South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, TAP-Trust Art Project, ASHA Projects, Eaves Housing, Riverpoint Emergency Hostel and Sojourner Housing Association. Funding: London Arts Boards Regional Challenge/ New Audiences Programme.
Workshops with four women's organisations and women living in temporary accommodation in mixed-media project (using photography, video and web design). The artwork was exhibited in the Temporary Homes exhibition, 198 Gallery



Torn, Folded, Curled: Orphan Photographs Sourced From the Arab Image Foundation Conflict zones and memorialisation in the digital age Panel
Cross-Cultural Communication: Studies in Literature, Linguistics and Translation Conference
Faculty of Arts & Humanities The British University in Egypt
in partnership with London South Bank University
Department of English Language & Literature
23rd – 24th February 2020

PhotoBookClub Lisboa in IMAGO :: masterclass with paula roush 
Organised by EIFE Escola Informal de Fotografia do Espectáculo 
Saturday, October 19 Lisbon, Portugal

Torn, Folded, Curled: photobookworks with orphan photographs
Storytelling and the Networked Image in a digital/pos digital landscape Conference
School of Arts & Creative Industries ACI Research and Enterprise
London South Bank University 23rd May, 2019

Torn, Folded, Curled: Orphan Photographs Sourced From the Arab Image Foundation (Crafting an Archaeology of the Recent Past, One Photobookwork at a Time).
The Archive: Visual Culture In The Middle East Symposium. (Publishing as an Intellectual Design Platform: Lebanon)
Lebanese American University, School of Architecture & Design
Department of Art & Design symposium. 
Organised by Yasmine Nachabe Taan and Melissa Plourde Khoury
LAU Byblos campus, April 5, 2019

Publishing as Artistic Practice: participatory skill share and talk. Conjunction Event from The Fish Factory, Penryn and CMR Project Space, Redruth organised by Alice Mahoney and Rose Hatcher. CMR Cornwall Media Resource, Redruth

Post-digital Publishing and Story-telling in the Photobook, Arts Llibre Workshop ESDA LLotja, Barcelona Spain, Artist's talk / workshop

The Photobook as Artistic Research & Expression
In collaboration with ICVL Studio
Unveil'd Photography Festival

Why on Earth Be A Flaneuse When I Can Be A Glaneuse?
Photobook Talks, Flaneur Project, Carpe Diem, Lisbon

Nothing to undo
KHiO Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo Norway,
Artist's talk and workshop

Super-privateArab Image Foundation, Beyrut Lebanon, Artist's talk

Photobook: education and pedagogical networks.
Presentation at the Lisbon Photobook Fair, Lisbon, November 2015

Chaos of memories- Surviving archives and the ruins of history according to the found photo foundation. Presented at Order and Collapse: The Lives of Archives, University of Gothenburg & Hasselblad Foundation, Gothenburg 2014

UBM Artists Lunchtime talk: Michael 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

X Time: Time that has already been time – a preamble in two chapters, UMAR/Feminist University, Seminar The Uses of Time,  Lisbon Portugal, Seminar

Queer paper gardens / Estranhos jardins de papel, guided visit to the exhibition,
The Lisbon Consortium: III Lisbon Summer for the Study of Culture Programme

True Tales: Queer artistic strategies. With: Ana Pérez-Quiroga, Patrícia Guerreiro, paula roush, Maria Lusitano, João Manuel de Oliveira and Nuno Crespo.
Part of the video programme hetero q.b.
Museu do Chiado, Museu do Chiado, Lisbon

Browser Landscapes. Tiresias: Video by artists, Centro Cultural de Espana, Montevideo, Uruguay, April 2010

Up for grabs: webcams, aesthetic failure and intermedial Internet spectatorship. Panel Conspiracy Dwellings: Surveillance in Contemporary Art. ISEA 2009, the 15th International Symposium on Electronic Art, Belfast

From flat box to 3D storycube: photography, youth cultures and counter-archival strategies, Mediated Memories Symposium, Journal of Media Practice, Sussex University

Open education networks. Knowledge Unlimited.
4th Takeaway Festival. DANA Centre, London

Tweeting is half of the work- artist’s work placement and the web 2.0 + Real blogging is academic blogging, Elearning@work, London South Bank University, London

Reinterpreting the archive: from flat paper to the 3-D web.
Photography Education Symposium. Issue four of the journal Photographies
London South Bank University, London

Open Education Networks vs ‘Bricks and mortar’ Universities. Resolutely Analogue?: Art Museums in Digital Culture. Learning and Teaching in New Media: Questions of Literacy.
Tate Encounters, London

Video as a zone of activity. Video Art and Art & Film essay in Portugal Symposium, CAMJAP – Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon

Social networking and authentic engagement: students as ‘produsers’. Learners in the Co-creation of Knowledge (LICK) 2008, Napier University, Edinburgh

Sociable Publishing – a photo publishing project at Published Words, Public Pages – Sharp Copenhagen. A Nordic Conference on International Print Culture. The Danish Royal School of Library and Information Science, Copenhagen

Photopublishing with Lulu, situating feedback in socially networked practices. CLTAD 4th International Conference Enhancing Curricula: using research and enquiry to inform student learning, New York

The posthuman finger. The Red Room Platform, Loving Big Brother: From George Orwell to reality TV - is surveillance to be feared or embraced? ArtsAdmin, London

Shared worlds: workshop-seminar about collaborative and participatory art. Local Worlds exhibition, Lagos

Flat Screen, No Signal: Body and Location Under CCTV. Conspiracy Dwellings: Symposium on Surveillance in Contemporary Art in the Southhill Park Arts Centre

WUK-RADIO: Ear Appeal (Orange 94)
Presentation of the project Protest Academy as part of the exhibition Ear Appeal at the Kunsthalle Exnergasse. paula roush  with Doreen Mende, curator of the exhibition,  WUC Radio Broadcast event.

Outsourcing: Domestification of Visual Pleasure
Artist and critic Zeigam Azizov in conversation with paula roush of msdm on the 'Domestification of Visual Pleasure'.  Followed by a guided walk to the Geffrye Museum.

South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, TAP-Trust Art Project/ Lambeth Hospital
Developed participatory project with staff and people living in and near the healthcare estate using mixed-media (photography, video and writing). The artwork was published and exhibited in the healthcare estate


Piet Zwart Institute – Postgraduate Studies in Art and Design, Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam University, External Critic in the Master Education in Arts, 2018-2019
University of Middlesex, London, Module leader, Culture and Context in Digital Media, London, 2008
Wimbledon College of Art, London, Workshop leader, Artists Publications and From web to print, 2007-08
Ar.Co School of Arts & Visual communication, Lisbon, workshops commissioned by the Ars Ornata Europeana, 2005
Central Saint Martins, London, BA Fine Art, 2005
Camden Arts Centre, London, Introduction to Contemporary Art, 2005
Camberwell College of Arts, London, Elective: Object Image Meaning, 2004
Centro Portugues de Design, Lisbon, Post Graduate degree in Environmental Urban Design, 2002
Oxford Brookes University, School of Architecture, Spring 1999, Courses: BA in Architecture
University of London, Goldsmiths College, Fall 1998, Course: MA in Fine Art Administration and Curatorship (tutor)
Lehman College, City University of New York, Fall 1995, Course: M.Sc in Therapeutic Recreation

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
Intimate Tv: Webcamming & Social Life-Logging in The Surveillant-Sousveillant Space , ISEA 2011 The 17th International Symposium on Electronic Art, Sabanci University,  Istanbul, Turkey
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
Intimate TV - forward:delete (wayback safari), Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg Germany
A field,  Living Room artists’ talk, Artstation, Auckland, NZ
Speed/sight, Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Gallery P74, Ljubljana Slovenia
CCTV ecstasy, The 4th Radiator festival: Exploits in the Wireless City, QUAD, Derby UK


roush, p., (2015) Super-private (limited edition) Beirut: Plan Bey
roush, p., (2015) Today torn folded curled. Beirut: Plan Bey
roush, p., (2015) Rositta. Beirut: Plan Bey
roush, p., (2015) Super-private (leporellos: scene I, II, III, IV, V, VI) Beirut: Plan Bey
roush, p., (2015) Bayroumi (46,000 questions) Beirut: Plan Bey
roush, p., (2015) nothing to undo. London: msdm publications
roush, p., (2015) charles saint. London: ACAVA
roush, p., (2015) Areopagitica (Milton’s nose). London: msdm publications
roush, p., Lusitano, M. (2013) Queer paper gardens or the Wildlife of symbols. Lisbon: Fundação EDP
roush, p., (2013) The memory of stones a collage-novel for children. Frans Masereel Centrum with the support of CMCR
roush, p., (2012) Found Photo Foundation/ FPF (orphan photographs temporarily adopted in a series of un-archival experiences and experiments). London and Siegen: msdm publica(c)tions and the Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, 2012
roush, p., Lusitano, M. (2012) A field (of interconnected realities) or The week of mash-up goodness. London: msdm publica(c)tions
roush, p., (2012) The past persists in the present in the form of a dream (participatory architectures, archive and revolution). London: msdm publications
roush, p., Lusitano, M. (2012), Faux-to-zine. London: msdm publications
roush, p., (2012) Four reenactments in disruptive pattern material. London: msdm publications
roush, p., (2012) Estátuas de reis com mulheres/ Statues of kings with women. London: msdm publications
roush, p., Lusitano, M. (2011) Split-index: a time/space dislocation; Split-screen: a time/space dislocation. Ljubljana: Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E, London: msdm publications
roush, p., Lusitano, M. (2011) Classop (varied papers). London: msdm publications
roush, p., (2012) Ergoterapia. London: msdm publications.
roush, p., (2010) Fake Newspaper. London: msdm publications; Lisbon: Centro Portugues de Serigrafia.


Chapters in Books

roush, p. Chaos of memories- Surviving archives and the ruins of history according to the found photo foundation. Hans Hedberg, Gunilla Knape, Tyrone Martinsson, Louise Wolthers (eds.)  Order and Collapse: The Lives of Archives. Photography at Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg/ Hasselblad Foundation/ Art and Theory Publishing, Stockholm 2016

roush, p. XisTempo. Tempo que ja foi tempo: um preambulo em dois capitulos.
In Eduarda Ferreira, Isabel Ventura, Luísa Rego, Manuela Tavares, Maria Antónia Pires de Almeida (Eds) Percursos Feministas: Desafiar os tempos. Lisbon: UMAR/Universidade Feminista 2015, pp 74-83

roush, p., Lusitano, M. A field (of interconnected realities) or The Week of mash-up goodness. In E. Waeckerlé, and R. Sawdon-Smith (eds.) The Book is Alive! 2013, BookLive! Conference and Exhibitions proceedings, London South Bank University, London June 2012, published by RGAP

roush, p., The past persists in the present in the form of a dream (participatory architectures, archive and revolution), Seismopolite journal of Art and Politics (issue 3, 2012 : Reimagining the political geography of “place” and “space”)

roush, p., Towards a free/ libre/ open/ source/ university: shifts in contemporary models of art and education. in: Catlow, R. and Garrett, G. (eds.)   Collaboration and freedom - the world of free and open source art. London  2011: Furtherfield and Arts Council England. [Online].

roush, p., TV-essay: demystifying the means of reproduction in the broadcast medium. Multitudes magazine special Issue: the art-TV clash/ Channel TV. Ed. Britta Peters at the Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof in Hamburg, and in partnership with Halle für Kunst Lüneburg and cneai. Nov 2010.

roush, p., Migratory aesthetics / travelling concepts / epistemology of the nomadic place. In M. Miranda and D. Soter Projeto Figura-Pensão Ibérica | artistas em residência, Lisbon: Xerem, London: Triangle Arts Trust. 2010

roush, p., From webcamming to social life-logging: intimate performance in the surveillant-sousveillant space. Chapter in Conspiracy Dwellings: Surveillance in Contemporary Art. Eds. Pam Skelton and Outi Remes. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 2010.

roush, p., Publishing friends: social publishing networks and learners as produsers. (with Ruth Brown). Chapter in Educational social software for context-aware learning: collaborative methods and human interaction. Eds Niki Lambropoulos and Margarida Romero. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. 2009

roush, p.,  Amado, Ines e Mendes Silva, Susana. Falar de arte: Ines Amado, Paula Roush e Susana Mendes Silva. Faces de Eva, 21. Lisboa: Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2009

roush, p., Spaces, visibilities and transcultural flows: diasporic strategies in the local worlds.
Chapter in Mundos Locais Local Worlds. Eds. paula roush & Lucia Marques. Lagos: Centro Cultural de Lagos, 2008.

Journal Articles

roush,p. Download fever: photography, subcultures and online-offline counter-archival strategies.
Essay in Photographies Journal, Vol. 2 Photography and Education Special Issue and Symposium Issue.
Eds. Andrew Dewdney and Martin Lister. Taylor & Francis.  2009.

roush, p., Social Networking and Authentic Engagement: Students as “Produsers. (with Ruth Brown) Learning & Teaching e-Journal, Issue 1, Volume 1.

roush, p., Between snapshots and avatars: using visual methodologies for fieldwork in Second Life (with Ming Nie & Matthew Wheeler). Journal of Virtual Worlds Research, Volume 2, Number 1 (April 2009): Pedagogy, Education and Innovation in Virtual Worlds.

roush, p., Second Life for Digital Photography: An Exploratory Study. (with Ming Nie & Matthew Wheeler). Contemporary Educational Technology. Volume: 1, Issue: 3, July-2010. Pages:  267-280


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 

London SE

school of arts  & creative industries  
london south bank university