Evan Roth

Evan Roth


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.

His 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.

Evan'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. Furthermore he is represented by XPO Gallery in Paris.

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".


The Art of Misuse

In The Art of Misuse, Evan Roth will discuss his fascination with the relationship between misuse and self-empowerment, and the effect that philosophies from hacker communities can have when applied outside of computer screens.

The majority of the presentation will focus on a recent pilgrimage taken by Roth to the coast of Cornwall where transatlantic Internet fiber optic cables come ashore.

Armed with an array of ghost hunting technologies, Roth will recount his personal quest to visualize and reconnect with a changing Internet landscape.