Aaron Roth

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Aaron Roth, born in Los Angles (1998). He currently works between Sofia and Plovdiv. In 2021 he received his bachelors in painting form the Slade school of Fine Art with a thesis on the visual culture of Pop folk music. In the same year he had two solo shows “biznes (end) management” in Sofia and “At liberty with the time frame” in Plovdiv.

Aaron Roth works with found images interrogating them painting, installation, sculpture and photography. The installations straddling the place between the readymade and assemblage based upon the detritus in contrast to the painting having a mimetic and ironic relationship to advertising mostly coming from screenshots from chalga: Bulgarian pop folk music videos . The works draw their inspirations from chalga, conspiracy theory and advertisements to luxury goods used to explore questions of desire, myths of nationalism and capital.  since 2020 he has been curating and organizing shows in off-spaces. In 2022 with Boyana Dijkova and Vikenti Komitski he opened gallery Punta in Sofia.

His solo exhibitions and curatorial projects include The golden wire ( Залтна житца ) Sofia, 2022 , Gallery Punta, courted by Vikenti Komitski, At liberty with the time frame: Plodiv, 2021 , FLUCA, Austrian cultural pavilion curated by Valko Chobanov , Business End Management: Sofia, 2021, disused Supermarket curated by Boyana Djikova , Market of Desire: Sofia 2021. disused  shopping center in Ilienci curated by Boyana Dijkova and my self. Aaron has been featured in group shows such as memories of a social club that doesn’t exists – London, 2022, ZÉRUÌ gallery, curated by Jerry Goa   ; Freedom (Свобода) – Plodiv, 2022, Kapana City gallery, art today association ; The hanging show Sofia, 2021, Institute of contemporary art, Sofia ; Sofia queer forum – Sofia, 2021, Museum of contemporary art Sofia, Doza gallery curated by Martina Stefanova ; Sofia Art Week, -Sofia 2021 , curated by Voin de Voin; The weird dreams/we have 3.0_back_to_postwhut; Venice, 2020  In the Calle, curated by Ludovica Elpidia ; BAZA Awards Nominees exhibition , 2022, Sofia City Art Gallery.

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