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Evan Roth is an American artist based in Paris who visualizes, subverts and archives transient and often unseen moments in public space, popular culture and the Internet. He applies a hacker philosophy to an art practice that often involves technology, humor and activism. His notable pieces include L.A.S.E.R. Tag and LED Throwies (Graffiti Research Lab), White Glove Tracking, EyeWriter, Graffiti Analysis and a collaboration with Jay-Z on the first open source rap video. Roth's work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art NYC and has been exhibited widely in the Americas, Europe and Asia, including the Centre Pompidou, the Kunsthalle Wien, the Tate, the Fondation Cartier and the front page of Youtube. Roth has received numerous awards for his work, including the Golden Nica from Prix Ars Electronica, Rhizome/The New Museum commissions, the Future Everything Award, the inaugural Transmediale Open Web Award, the Design Museum London's Designs of the Year and the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award.
Roth is 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. Roth and his work have been featured in multiple outlets, including NPR, theNew York Times, Liberation, Time magazine, CNN, the Guardian, ABC News, Esquire and Juxtapoz.