Evan Roth

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Evan Roth
Evan Roth head shot.jpg
BornMarch 5, 1978[citation needed]
NationalityAmerican
EducationUniversity of Maryland and Parsons School of Design
Known forInteractive art, programming, generative art, LED throwies, digital art, net art
Notable work
Graffiti Research Lab, Free Art and Technology Lab, EyeWriter

Evan Roth (born 1978) is an American artist who applies a hacker philosophy to an art practice that visualizes transient moments[promotional language] in public space, online and in popular culture.[1]

Biography[edit]

Evan Roth received a degree in architecture from University of Maryland and a MFA from the Communication, Design and Technology school at Parsons The New School for Design, where he graduated as class valedictorian.[citation needed] During his time at Parsons, he developed several projects, including Graffiti Taxonomy, Typographic Illustration, Explicit Content Only and Graffiti Analysis, his thesis project. Roth was named one of the ten most interesting recent graduates of 2006.[2]

After graduating Roth worked at the Eyebeam OpenLab, an open source creative technology lab for the public domain as a Research and Development Fellow from 2005–2006 and a Senior Fellow from 2006-2007. Roth's work with graffiti, open source technology and public space led to him forming the Graffiti Research Lab ("GRL") with James Powderly in 2005.[3] GRL projects include LED throwies and L.A.S.E.R. Tag. In 2007, Roth co-founded the Free Art and Technology Lab (F.A.T. Lab), an Internet-based art-and-technology collective dedicated to the intersection of open-source hacking and popular culture. He has worked under the pseudonym fi5e.[4]

Roth and Ben Engebreth were awarded a 2007 Rhizome Commission for White Glove Tracking, which was presented at the Contemporary New Museum in New York City.[5][6] Roth was again awarded a Rhizome Commission in 2008 for his project "T.S.A. Communications".[7]

Several of Roth's work are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.[8] Roth currently[when?] lives in Paris with his wife.[citation needed]

In 2012, he was awarded a Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award.[9]

Exhibitions[edit]

Selected exhibitions, screenings and performances include:

  • 2004, The Cracow Film Festival,[10] Cracow, Poland
  • 2005, Typsonic,[11] Ingolstadt, Germany
  • 2005, Tokyo Type Directors Club Tokyo,[12] Tokyo, Japan (Curated by John Maeda)
  • 2006, Ars Electronica, Goodbye Privacy, Linz, Austria
  • 2007, Eyebeam, Open City,[13] New York City, New York
  • 2007, Ars Electronica, Second City, Linz, Austria
  • 2007, IEEE,[14] Infovis Art Show, Sacramento, California
  • 2007, Microwave Festival,[15] Luminous Echo, Hong Kong
  • 2007, 2nd Digital Arts Festival,[16] OpenPlay, Taipei City, Taiwan
  • 2007, Sundance Film Festival,[17] New Frontiers, Park City, Utah
  • 2008, Museum of Modern Art,[18] Design and the Elastic Mind, New York City, New York
  • 2008, Videotage,[19] Secondlife,[20] Hong Kong
  • 2008, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts,[21] Beyond a Memorable Fancy,[22] New York City, New York
  • 2008, Netherlands Media Art Institute,[23] Speaking Out Loud,[24] Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 2008, Tate Modern,[25] Street Art,[26] London, UK
  • 2008, Thailand Creative & Design Center,[27] Perishable Beauty Exhibition,[28] Bangkok, Thailand
  • 2008, Museum of Modern Art,[29] Rough Cut: Design Takes a Sharp Edge,[30] New York City, New York
  • 2009, Filmwinter,[31] Festival For Expanded Media, Stuttgart, Germany
  • 2009, AVAILABLE ONLINE FOR FREE,[32] Solo exhibition, Vienna, Austria
  • 2009, Kurzfilmtage,[33] 55th International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany
  • 2009, Fondation Cartier,[34] Born In The Streets - Graffiti, Paris, France
  • 2010, British Design Museum,[35] Brit. Insurance Design of the Year 2010, London, UK
  • 2011, Kitsch Digital: Tres décadas de interferencias en la web, Can Felipa. Barcelona, España. Curator Helena Acosta [36]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Index of /about". www.evan-roth.com.
  2. ^ "Head of the Class", RES, 9(2):52,56
  3. ^ Quinlan, Adriane (December 6, 2007). "How Graffiti Artists are Cleaning Up". Time. Archived from the original on December 8, 2007. Retrieved November 19, 2008.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 13, 2014. Retrieved April 13, 2014.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "White Glove Tracking". www.whiteglovetracking.com.
  6. ^ "Rhizome|2007 Commissions". Archived from the original on July 24, 2008. Retrieved September 6, 2008.
  7. ^ "Rhizome|2009 Commissions". Archived from the original on September 28, 2008. Retrieved September 6, 2008.
  8. ^ "Evan Roth | MoMA". Archived from the original on April 5, 2012.
  9. ^ Kurutz, Steven (May 2, 2012). "Evan Roth, an Award-Winning Man of Many Tags". The New York Times. Retrieved November 19, 2012.
  10. ^ "Nagrody filmowe w Krakowie".
  11. ^ "Archived copy". www.typosonic.de. Archived from the original on February 13, 2005. Retrieved January 13, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ "Tokyo Type Director's Club". Tdctokyo.org. Retrieved February 12, 2021.
  13. ^ "Graffiti Research Lab » Open City Online".
  14. ^ "Archived copy". www.flong.com. Archived from the original on January 13, 2008. Retrieved January 13, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  15. ^ "luminous echo". www.microwavefest.net.
  16. ^ "Openplay". September 1, 2008. Archived from the original on September 1, 2008.
  17. ^ "Film & Events — Sundance Film Festival". March 14, 2008. Archived from the original on March 14, 2008.
  18. ^ "Archived copy". www.moma.org. Archived from the original on February 26, 2008. Retrieved January 13, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  19. ^ "Video". www.videotage.org.hk. Retrieved February 12, 2021.
  20. ^ ":: SECOND LIFE ::". December 2, 2008. Archived from the original on December 2, 2008.
  21. ^ "EFA redirect". efa1.org.
  22. ^ "Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts » Beyond a Memorable Fancy". December 4, 2008. Archived from the original on December 4, 2008.
  23. ^ . November 21, 2009 https://web.archive.org/web/20091121023147/http://www.nimk.nl/en/index.html. Archived from the original on November 21, 2009. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  24. ^ "Programme". December 24, 2008. Archived from the original on December 24, 2008.
  25. ^ "Tate Modern". October 14, 2008. Archived from the original on October 14, 2008.
  26. ^ "Tate Modern| Past Exhibitions | Street Art". January 21, 2009. Archived from the original on January 21, 2009.
  27. ^ "Archived copy". www.tcdc.or.th. Archived from the original on January 12, 2005. Retrieved January 13, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  28. ^ "Archived copy". www.tcdc.or.th. Archived from the original on December 5, 2008. Retrieved January 13, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  29. ^ "MoMA". The Museum of Modern Art.
  30. ^ "MoMA.org | Exhibitions | 2008 | Rough Cut: Design Takes a Sharp Edge". December 17, 2008. Archived from the original on December 17, 2008.
  31. ^ "Startseite | 34. Stuttgarter Filmwinter – Festival for Expanded Media". filmwinter.de.
  32. ^ "Evan Roth: AVAILABLE ONLINE FOR FREE". February 27, 2009. Archived from the original on February 27, 2009.
  33. ^ "Home". www.kurzfilmtage.de.
  34. ^ "Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain". Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain.
  35. ^ "Designs of the Year". www.designsoftheyear.com.
  36. ^ "Inicio : Inicio". January 27, 2013. Archived from the original on January 27, 2013.

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