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. Rothâ€™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 theMuseum 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.
To find Roth's work online, just google "bad ass mother fucker".
Evan is represented by N2 Galeria in Barcelona, Spain.
Roth’s “From Free Software to Fine Art” presentation will discuss the influence of the open source development model and hacker philosophies in his art practice. By channeling Torvold’s “lazy like a fox” mentality, he creates art that explores the misuse of various systems, whether in public space, online or popular culture.