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

EXHIBITIONS

_2021
LIQUID MEMORIES/ LIQUID WORKSHOP
Curated by: Francisco Varela 
With paula roush / msdm studio, Joana Nascimento, Maria João Ferreira,
Miguel Marecos, Betina Dal Molin Juglair and David Goldenberg [guest artist]

_2020
WE STAND TOGETHER

Women’s Photographs of Women 1970s-2020
Curated by Sarah Ainslie
With: Sarah Ainslie, Julie Cook, Lucinda Douglas-Menzies, Rachel Ferriman,
Chris Kelly, Daniele Lamarche, Jenny Lewis, Marketa Luskacova, Patricia Niven,
Moyra Peralta, Tamara Rabea Stoll, Hussina Raja, paula roush. 
The Brady Arts Centre London

DOMENEST
collab Natercia Caneiro
msdm House-Studio-Gallery

_2019
“STRICTLY BOOKS... ”  IV Biennial of The Artist’s Book
Rigorosamente Libri Biennale del Libro d’Artisti 
Selected by Maddalena Carnaghi and curated by Vito Capone 
Fondazione de Monte Uniti di Foggia 

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
Curatorial text [ pdf] | Exhibition works [ pdf]

PAINTBALL FIELD (3,06 billion cycles per second )
Curated by Sofia Matos
with: paula roush 
New photoworks and installation commissioned by 5th Edition of Barreiro Photography Month, the Red Gallery of Auditório Municipal Augusto Cabrita, Barreiro

 _2018
ACTIVATING THE ARCHIVE
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 Photographic Museum of Humanity

JOBURG FRINGE
Commissioned by Claudia Shneider
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

INFINITE MULTIPLE
Curated by Jon Fawcett   
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
Collection of affordable art multiples
Carrol Fletcher and Arebite Galleries  London

_2016
KALEID EDITIONS KHIO LIBRARY
Oslo National Academy of the Arts Oslo

_2017
UNBOUND
With: David Faithful, Jo Milne, paula roush, and Print City
curated by Rob McDonald/ Container
Works of four artists who work within the boundaries of the Artist Book,
from sequential narrative to mapping and installation and interactive pieces.
Herbert Read Gallery
University for the Creative Arts Canterbury

DECOMPOSITION AND OTHER LARGE SCALE WORKS
paula roush (in collaboration with Michael Hampton)
msdm H—S—G, UN8 Bow London

EVIDENCING THE EAST END
With: paula roush and Julie Cook
Two photobook projects developed at 85 Stepney Way  
A double site-specific installation within an East London
warehouse awaiting demolition and redevelopment.
msdm H—S—G, Whitechapel London

 _2015
TORN FOLDED CURLED
Photobook works sourced from the Arab Image Foundation, 
PlanBEY/ Makan Project Space 
Arab Image Foundation, Beirut

ART IN A BOKSHELL: A SURVEY OF ARTISTS
WORKING WITH AND INSPIRED BY BOOKS 
Curated by: Emi Avora
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
Milton Gallery, St Paul’s School London

CONNECTING WORLDS
Curated by Mairia Evripidou and Jacqui McIntosh
Commissioned by Drawing Room in collaboration with UBM
With: Michael Armitage, Marisol Malatesta, Liz Murray,
Frank Pudney, paula roush, Lucia Vera
UBM Offices  London

CHARLES SAINT
Commissioned by ACAVA
With: Kavita Mahabir-Singh, Eden Hawkes, Dominika Ostrowska, Sundus Abubaker, Amy Valance John-Brown, Zainab Jode, Jack Sheppard, Chloé Tomasin, Monet Jean-Charles in collaboration with paula roush
St Charles Centre for Health & Wellbeing in North Kensington London
March- April  2015

OFFICE SESSIONS
Anchorage House London

 _2014
PARADIGM STORE
Curated by HS Projects 
With: paula roush, Ulla von Brandenburg, Cullinan & Richards,
Kendell Geers, David Shrigley, Yutaka Sone, Maria Nepomuceno,
Tobias Rehberger, Claire Barclay, Elizabeth Neel, Simon Bedwell,  
Nike Savvas,  Theo Stamatoyiannis,  Anne Harild,  Beatriz Milhazes
5 Howick Place, London

GIRLS OWN FICTION
flutter_space London

WE HASTEN TO ANNOUNCE TO YOU
East Street Arts Pop-Up Gallery Watford

_2013
XISTORIAS
Gois Schist Villages, Portugal

SHAPE THE FUTURE: LIVING AND DESIGN IN THE CITY,
Waterman’s Art Centre London

ART ENGAGING GANGS
AC institute  New York City

_2012
QUEER PAPER GARDENS
Curated by Joao Pinharanda
With: paula roush and Maria Lusitano
Museu da Electricidade, Lisbon

DREAMING THROUGH - ON & INTO THE EXOTIC
With: paula roush and Maria Lusitano
curated by Maria Kheirkha
198 Contemporary Arts and Learning London

DEAR ABY WARBURG: WHAT CAN BE DONE WITH IMAGES?
DEALING  WITH PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIAL
Curated by Eva Schmidt
With: paula roush, 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, Ines Schaber & Stefan Pente, Eske Schlüters, Batia Suter, Simon Wachsmuth and Haegue Yang
Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen

The Past Persists In The Present In The Form of A Dream (Participatory Architectures, Archive and Revolution)
Phoenix Brighton / Brighton Photo Fringe Biennial, Brighton

Kunstfilmtag 2012 Language Is the House We Live In (Appendix exhibition)
Auditorium of the Artists Association Malkasten, Düsseldorf

Desenha’12 Trienal Movimento Desenho with ART in PARK
SpazioDual ,Lisbon

Open House London at the Former Annie McCall Maternity Hospital
Stockwell Studios London

Kaleid 2012 the exhibition of artist’s books
Art Academy London

BookLive!
International symposium & live events
London South Bank University, London

Guatephoto
Guatemala City

Self-Published Newspapers Show
mzin Leipzig

The Photobook Show at Brighton’s Jubilee Library
Brighton Photo Biennial Brighton

Urban Dreams
Center for Contemporary Art - Plovdiv
The Ancient Bath Bulgaria

An Eye for an Ear
Les rencontres d’Arles
Photography Galerie Huit Arles

Born in 1987: The Animated GIF
The Photographer’s Gallery London

_2011
CLASSOP (varied papers)
Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Gallery P74, Ljubljana
Sput-e-nik the window, Porto

_2010
AND THEN AGAIN
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 

LIVING ROOM 2010: A WEEK OF KINDNESS Curated by Rob Garret and Pontus Kyander,
A  public art project in the city of Auckland
Auckland City Council, Auckland 

_2006
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

GLOBAL TOUR: ART TRAVEL & BEYOND
Based on research and curatorial concept by Amiel Grumberg (1980-2004)
With: 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

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
Pavel House Laafeld, Austriaand Sparwasser HQ Berlin

TAGGED
Space Media Arts/ node, London 2006

GIVE (A) WAY: THE ART OF UNCONDITIONAL GENEROSITY
Ev+a, Limerick Ireland

_2005
DISOBEDIENCE (AN ONGOING ARCHIVE) 
Play Gallery and Kunstraum Bethanien Berlin

SPACE PROTOCOL
Rael Artel Gallery, Parnu

WHAT ARE WE DOING? WHAT'S HAPPENING TO US? WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE?
I PREFER NOT TO: PROTEST ACADEMY
Elastic Residence, London
and Heimat Modern Experimentale 1-general panel, Leipzig

_2004
SOS:OK SAVE OUR SOULS:ZERO KILLINGS
Curated by by: Frances Coleman
With: paula roush/ msdm
Temporary public artwork for the site of the former Biscuit town, Bermondsey, working with  Biscuit Factory workers to design a new biscuit to represent the neighborhood.
Coleman Project Space London

EXERCISE SOS:OK
Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Gallery P74 Ljubljana

PERFECTLY PLACED

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

MEETING POINT
Centro de Arte Moderna JAP, Lisbon

_2003
THE ART OF SURVIVAL
Prague biennale Europe Prague

_2002
OUT-SOURCING

Part of SOFT season: approaches to exhibition-making
which operate outside a rigid institutional structure.
Curated by Melanie Keen 
With: artlab, Danger Museum, Diego Ferrari and paula roush/msdm
INIVA Institute of International Visual Arts London 

cc. changing cities 05
Haus der architektur Graz

_2001
URBAN DETOURS
Bauhaus Dessau Germany

CITY STRIPPING
GAK Bremen Germany

POLIPHONY
Living Art Museum Reykjavik

 

 

 

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 

 

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please e-mail to schedule a visit
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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