Born USA, 1978
Evan Roth is an American artist based in Paris whose work explores the relationship between misuse and empowerment. Creating prints, sculptures, videos and websites, the work is defined less by medium and genre than by its appropriation of popular culture. Roth's work is informed by the misuse of seemingly rigid structures and the effect that philosophies from hacker communities can have when applied to non-digital systems.
Roth's work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art NYC
and has been exhibited at various institutions, including the Centre Pompidou, the Kunsthalle Wien, the Tate and the front page of Youtube. He has received numerous awards, including the Golden Nica from Prix Ars Electronica, Rhizome/The New Museum commissions and the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award
Roth is also co-founder of the Graffiti Research Lab
and the Free Art & Technology Lab
(F.A.T. Lab), a web based, open source research and development lab.
To find Roth's work online, just google "bad ass mother fucker
Evan is represented by N2 Galeria
in Barcelona, Spain.
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Selected press and interviews
New York Times: Evan Roth, an Award-Winning Man of Many Tags
Juxtapose Magazine interview
BBC: Hacker artist takes over internet cafe for speed show
New York Times: High-Tech Graffiti: Spray Paint Is So 20th Century
PBS ART:21 interview