Roberto Echen
Since the beginning
Works in Rosario Argentina

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BIO
Roberto Echen -rechen- was born in Rosario, Argentina. Rosario is a city near Buenos Aires (300 km) with about 900,000 habitants.

In Argentine TV was born a few years before him. When he was a child TV was a kind of ghost.

He studied engineering till 5th (6th was the last) but he gave it up to devote himself to art. It was about 1980. Since then rechen has been working on art (on disciplines like painting, etching, video, etc).

He is a self-taught artist (this is never really true). He's received some awards (mostly with his paintings but some other with digital works).
Since 1987 rechen has been teaching at the School of Fine Arts of the National University of Rosario. He was reticent to incorporate computer technology (because he had some negative thaughts about the relationship between power and technology) but in 1997 (more exactly in november) he had his first computer and he changed his mind about it. Some time later he incorporated internet with the aim to make art on the net. He made his first web-art exhibition in the year 2000. This first exhibition was placed at a site devoted to art in Rosario named rosariarte (http://www.rosariarte.com.ar).

Since then he devoted to build his own site (http://www.rechen.com) with his net art works and some articles on art.

He recently joined a group of research on art and technology which belongs to the University of Rosario and the University has aproved the constitution of their own center of research. Their idea is that the Center works through internet instead of having a phisical place. He is now building the site for the Center.
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I feel so uneasy (portrait)


Hello: I've been updating this work of mine and adding images sent by some of you (thanks to you all).
You can take a look at:
http://www.rechen.com/portrait/
(it might take a while to open the java applet)
This is a work in progress so it's always time to send me your image.
If you'd like to do so, please press the button "your portrait" and follow the instructions.
I hope you'll enjoy this work.
Thanks and best
rechen
ps: please, tell me if you experience any problem at trying it.

Hola: he actualizado este trabajo (parte de él estuvo expuesta en "tormentas by rechen" en el CEC de Rosario) y añadido imágenes que algunos de ustedes me enviaron.
(desde ya gracias a todos).
Pueden verlo en:
http://www.rechen.com/portrait/
(puede tardar un poco en abrir el applet Java)
Si quieren enviar más imágenes clicken sobre el botón "your portrait" y sigan las instrucciones.
Espero que lo disfruten.
Gracias
Saludos
rechen
ps: por favor, comentenme si tienen algún problema al abrirlo.

EVENT

es contemporaneo?


Dates:
Fri Jul 10, 2009 00:00 - Fri Jul 10, 2009

Location:
Argentina

I need you to send me an audio file with this message: es contemporaneo? (is it contemporary?). Please record this phrase in (your own) spanish and send it to my email address in any known audio format. I need it for my next art work that involves a research I am doing for the UNR (University of Rosario, Argentina).
Thanks a lot for your collaboration. It would be great if you also send your name and nationality.
rechen
mailto:roberto@rechen.com
http://www.rechen.com


OPPORTUNITY

es contemporaneo?


Deadline:
Mon Aug 31, 2009 00:00

Location:
Argentina

I need you to send me an audio file with this message: es contemporaneo? (is it contemporary?). Please record this phrase in (your own) spanish and send it to my email address in any known audio format. I need it for my next art work that involves a research I am doing for the UNR (University of Rosario, Argentina).
Thanks a lot for your collaboration. It would be great if you also send your name and nationality.
rechen
mailto:roberto@rechen.com
http://www.rechen.com


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