Project Atrium: Evan Roth

Since You Were Born

March 16, 2019 - June 23, 2019

In Since You Were Born, Evan Roth presents an introspective view of his own internet browsing data to create a dynamic site-specific installation of saturated images that are both personal and universal. Filling the Atrium Gallery entirely, Roth's internet cache captures four months of search history from the day his second daughter was born on June 29, 2016. Faces of “friends” from social media exist alongside corporate logos, fragments of Google maps, family photographs, and banner advertisements -lost narratives left behind in Roth's interactions online. Engulfing the viewer, the uncensored stream of images present memories that were never intended to be saved, archiving the seemingly incidental into something more permanent. In this way, Since You Were Born  presents an alternate form of art-making, memory-making, and storytelling in our ever-more technologically obsessed world.

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Evan Roth

 

Evan Roth is an artist based in Berlin whose practice visualizes and archives typically unseen aspects of rapidly changing communication technologies. Through a range of media from sculpture to websites, the work addresses the personal and cultural effects surrounding these changes and the role of individual agency within the media landscape. Roth's work has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Biennale of Sydney, the Tate, and the Whitechapel Gallery; his work is also included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

 

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Staff Profile Caitlín Doherty

Caitlín Doherty

Director

Caitlín Doherty has engaged with artists, students, and communities around the world throughout a career that spans Scotland, Ireland, Qatar, and the United States. From January 2015 to February 2017, Doherty was chief curator and deputy director of curatorial affairs at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. Broad MSU-housed in the striking Zaha Hadid-designed building-is a 46,000-square-foot museum that serves as both a teaching institution and a cultural hub for the East Lansing region. During her tenure at Broad MSU, Doherty provided leadership and artistic vision, defining the interdisciplinary scope and direction of the institution's exhibitions, collections, education, and public programs, and ensuring that they reflected a commitment to artistic experimentation, excellence, and public access. From 2012 to 2015, she served as exhibitions and speaker curator at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar-a branch campus of VCU School of the Arts in Richmond, Virginia-where she organized major exhibitions of international contemporary art and design. From 2005 to 2008, Doherty worked as the inaugural director of Lismore Castle Arts, one of Ireland's leading contemporary art galleries. She taught art history, design history, and museum and gallery studies at Ireland's Waterford Institute of Technology from 2008 to 2010, and has regularly guest lectured at other institutions including University College London. Also in Ireland, Doherty directed the interdisciplinary arts and cultural initiative Artswave, and acted as visual arts coordinator for Garter Lane Arts Centre. Born on South Uist, a small island in the Outer Hebrides in Northwest Scotland, Doherty holds master's degrees in art history from the University of Edinburgh and in museum and gallery studies from the University of St. Andrews, both in Scotland.