Born in Lisbon, paula roush lives in London where she is an artist and lecturer at the London South Bank University and the University of Westminster. Her projects investigate a radical theory of memory through photographic an-archival practices that reference history and forgetfulness.
The series The past persists in the present in the form of a dream (participatory architectures, archive and revolution) refers to a key moment in the Portuguese history when in 1974 emerged a countrywide movement of participatory architectures merging aesthetics, social engagement and documentary realism. The series is launched in London during This Is Not a Gateway Festival, January 2013. It was part of Guatephoto, Guatemala City, November 2012, Brighton Photo Biennial 12 Photobook show and the Brighton Photo Fringe, 6-11 November 2012, Urban Dreams at the CCA, Bulgaria, October 2012, and featured in Seismopolite journal of Art and Politics, issue 3: Reimagining the political geography of “place” and “space”.
A field (of interconnected realities) is an extended visual essay that integrates publications and video and reflects an ongoing research into the historiographies of genders and the modernist collage-novel. The work was shown at BOOKLIVE! London June 2012, Kaleid 2012 European Artists’ book event, London July 2012, London Open House, September 2012, Former Annie McCall Hospital (Stockwell Studios), London, September 2012, Desenha 12, Trienal Movimento Desenho, Lisbon, Oct -Nov 2012 ; Kunstfilmtag 2012: Language is the House We Live In, Düsseldorf November 2012; ‘Sexuality at Home: An interdisciplinary research workshop exploring the relationship between domesticity and sexuality,’ December 2012, University College London, UK and opens the new Xerem online gallery.
Forthcoming presentations: as a solo show at the 198 Gallery, London , April- May 2013 and at the Museum of Electricidade, Lisbon, May- June 2013.