VISIT | EXHIBITION
Evan Roth: Intellectual Property Donor
Intellectual Property Donor is the first major U.S. one-person presentation of Evan Roth’s pioneering, multi-faceted and interactive installations, custom software, prints, sculptures and websites. Roth, a self-professed “hacktivist” artist, is interested in uses of technology in popular culture and the urban environment. He playfully transforms existing information systems into public, often political, statements. Blurring the line between artist and hacker, the exhibition challenges gallery visitors to consider how everyday life intersects with virtual reality and how viral media can become high art. In addition to the kind of work included in this exhibition, Roth has collaborated with Jay-Z on the first open source rap video. Born in 1978 in Okemos, Michigan, Roth earned a degree in architecture from the University of Maryland, and an M.F.A. from the Design and Technology department at Parsons The New School for Design from which he graduated as class valedictorian. He worked at the Eyebeam OpenLab, an open source creative technology lab for the public domain from 2005 to 2007 and co-founded the Graffiti Research Lab in 2005 and the Free Art and Technology Lab (FAT Lab), an arts and free culture collective, in 2007. Roth currently lives in Paris with his wife and daughter where he maintains a studio and is represented by XPO Gallery. His work can be found online at evan-roth.com.
Evan Roth 1978