Rob Roth

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Rob Roth
Born (1968-12-18)December 18, 1968
New York City, United States
Nationality United States American
Education Pratt Institute
Known for Film, Video Art, Visual Art, Installation, Theater, Performance

Rob Roth is a multiplatform artist and director based in New York City. He works in a variety of media including theater, video, sculpture and performance. Roth received his BFA from Pratt Institute and has exhibited different work at a variety of venues including the New Museum for Contemporary Art, Performance Space122, Abrons Art Center, Galapagos Art Space, Museum of Arts and Design and Deitch Projects as well as the Whitney Museum of American Art. Roth has created work for such artists as Deborah Harry/Blondie,[1] Vangeline Theater, Justin Bond (Kiki and Herb), Big Art Group, performance artists Julie Tolentino and Narcissister among others. Roth's work had its early fertilization in the 1990s at New York City’s legendary underground nightclub, MOTHER[2] and his poetic visual language springs from his initial training as a painter. As an artist and believer in theater as ritual, Roth creates lyrical and mysterious works within a deconstructed narrative.

Recent Work[edit]

2013 - Lady Gaga "Petga" Virtual Character Design for ARTPOP - Creative Director, The Mill (post-production)
2012 - Blondie/Devo "Whip It To Shreds" Tour - LED video-wall visuals - Director, The Mill (post-production)
2012 - Craig's Dream, Performer/Director, opening for Vangeline Theater's 'Hereafter', Wild Project, NYC
2011 - Life on Mars Revisited - David Bowie/Mick Rock/Barney Clay, Creators Project (Paris, São Paulo, Beijing, New York),[3] Art Director The Mill (post-production)
2011 – Narcissister: This Masquerade[4] - Director, Abrons Art Center, NYC
2011 – Nightvision - Co-creator/performer - Wolfboy performance with Chad Hammer, Marti Domination (Beaut) - Wild Project, NYC
2010 - Claywoman Tribute to Christopher Hitchens- The Guardian UK, Director, Editor[5]

Performances of The Mystery of the Claywoman: Screening and Lecture, - Director/Editor/Performer
(Written and performed by Michael Cavadias also has featured Rob Roth, Chris Miller and Nicholas Gorham, Costumes by Todd Thomas and Kitty Boots, Makeup by Courtney Tichman and Ruthie Weems. Mockumentary features Alan Cumming, Amy Poehler, Debbie Harry, Ruth Maleczech, Edgar Oliver and Rachelle Garniez among others)

  • 2012 Abrons Art Center, New York, NY[6]
  • 2011 - Afterglow Festival - Provincetown, MA[7]
  • 2009 Howl! Festival, Bleecker St Theater New York, NY
  • 2009 Town Hall, Open for Antony and the Johnsons, New York, NY[8]
  • 2009 Le Petite Versailles, New York, NY
  • 2008 The Wild Project, New York, NY[9]
  • 2008 New Museum for Contemporary Art, New York, NY[10]
  • 2008 Deitch Projects, New York, NY

Performances of Screen Test,[11] Director/Creator
(Performed by Theo Kogan, Music by Theo and the Skyscrapers, Choreography by Vangeline Theater, Costumes by Todd Thomas)


2012 - Anti-Oxidant: Promantic - Video Art Group Show, Christopher Henry Gallery, NYC

2011 – (Spring) Prague Quadrennial - Screen Test Exhibition in American Theater Wing[16]

2010 – Back to the Future – Solo Photo Exhibition, Wild Project Gallery, NYC

2010 – Degrees Of Freedom (mixed media installation) - London Biennale NYC Satellite Event[17]

2010 – Synaptic Efficacy Refreshment Live Durational Installation, Banzai Group Show,Brooklyn, NY

1995 – Synaesthesia (group show that included Ronnie Cutrone, H.R. Giger, Jaron Lanier and Survival Research Laboratories) Interjackie Videophone, Mistress Master Tool, Mary Anthony Gallery Soho, NY

1994 – Oz #2 Confessional, Video Installation, Chamber 2 (group show that included Melissa Dadourian, Steve Brower, Enoc Perez.)

Cinema/Visual Effects[edit]

Publications and Interviews[edit]

OutThere Magazine, "The Style Issue" 2012 - "The Transformation of Rob Roth" by Jeff Whitty
OutThere Magazine, "The Style Issue" 2012 - "Craig's Dream" Photo collaboration with Matthu Placek
Huffington Post, Michael Cavadias and Rob Roth Discuss Their Theater Project 'The Mystery Of Claywoman'[18]
Live Design Magazine, “How I Did That, Screen Test” Cover and Article, March 2008[19]
Tokion Magazine, “Rise Above”, Interview with Debbie Harry, July/Aug 2003
Interview Magazine, "Ones to Watch", July 1995


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