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

South London Gallery
[ Space ] London
Castlefield Gallery Manchester
198 Contemporary Arts and LearningGallery 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 Siegen
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 
Homeless Project London
Coleman Project Space London
Gallery P74 Ljubljana
CMR Cornwall Media Resource 
ICVL Studio Bristol
Atelier POP-UP Lisbon
Infinite Multiple London
Play Gallery Berlin
Voyeur Project View Lisbon
a l l i n
Sparwasser HQ Berlin
Galeria  Mira  Porto
Artist's Book Centre Sheffield
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

bookRoom UCA Library at Farnham 
National Art Library, Victoria & Albert Museum 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


Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto
UWE University of the West of England - Architecture and Built Environment
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
University of the Arts in Poznan
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
University of the Arts: Wimbledon College of Art
Central Saint Martins London  BA Fine Art
Camberwell College of Arts London
University of Middlesex London
Ar.Co School of Arts & Visual Communication Lisbon
Centro Portugues de Design  Post Graduate degree
Environmental Urban Design, Lisbon
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 Lisbon
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

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

Commercial and municipal clients 
ICAP: Insight Community Arts Programme
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.


Lisbon  and Portugal 

Atelier Pop-Up:  Photography and editions | Photobooks

 STETPhotography and Artists's books


Alves Oliveira: Collection


The Photographer's Gallery Bookshop:  Photozines

Infinite Multiple: Photographic multiples


Thank You have become the two words that I deliberately say and feel more than any other words and have become part of the magic in my life and studio practice.
In no particular order, these are the people that I send my gratitude and good thoughts to: Mireille Ribière, Georges Parnell, Anna Odrich,  Ina Baumaster, Julie Cook, Maria Kheirkha, Ines Amado, Natercia Caneiro, Hugo Santos, Travis Crowther, Andrew Dewdney, Geoff Cox, Stan Briza, David Goldenberg, Fabrice Ziegler, Tonia Carless,  Sarah Ainslie, Andreia Alves de Oliveira, Katherine Bash, Francisco Varela, Susana Paiva, Arne Sjogren, Thomas Moors, Beate Cegielska, Jennifer Reeeves, Moritz Neumüller, Dino Tsapaliras, Rui Prata, Emmanuelle Waeckerlé, David Lewis, Michael Hampton, Victoria Browne, 







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
[within a covid safety framework]

paula roush 

London SE

school of arts  & creative industries  
london south bank university