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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creation


new work/nuevo trabajo

http://www.rechen.com/creation

saludos/best
rechen

DISCUSSION

DISCUSSION

portrait


more images sent by you added to i feel so uneasy [portrait]
http://www.rechen.com/portrait

you still can vote what to do about crap images
http://www.rechen.com/portrait/crap.cgi

mas imagenes enviadas por uds agregadas a i feel so uneasy [portrait]
http://www.rechen.com/portrait

todavia hay tiempo para votar que hacer con las imagenes basura
http://www.rechen.com/crap.cgi

saludos/best
rechen

DISCUSSION

portrait


more images sent by you added to i feel so uneasy [portrait]
http://www.rechen.com/portrait

you still can vote what to do about crap images
http://www.rechen.com/portrait/crap.cgi

mas imagenes enviadas por uds agregadas a i feel so uneasy [portrait]
http://www.rechen.com/portrait

todavia hay tiempo para votar que hacer con las imagenes basura
http://www.rechen.com/crap.cgi

saludos/best
rechen

DISCUSSION

portrait


Hi all>
i have received some images to be included in my work 'i feel so uneasy
[portrait]' that stand for racism, discrimination, etc. the work is
intended to be a space for everyone who'd like to take part, that is an
open democratic space but i don't know what to do with those images
which represent such anti-democratic concepts. at the moment i put them
in a 'crap' page but i'm not sure whether it is the best way to do
things. i'd like you to go to that page at
http://www.rechen.com/portrait/crap.cgi
and make your suggestion. i promise i'll do what you vote for.
thanks and best
rechen

hola>
he recibido imagenes para mi trabajo 'i feel so uneasy [portrait]'
vinculadas al racismo y la discriminacion. el trabajo se planteo como un
espacio abierto, democratico y no restrictivo para quienes quieran
participar. pero ante imagenes que simbolizan conceptos abiertamente
antidemocraticos no se cual seria el mejor modo de actuar. por el
momento he puesto esas imagenes en una pagina 'crap' [basura] pero no
estoy seguro de si ese es el mejor camino.
les pido que vayan a la pagina
http://www.rechen.com/portrait/crap.cgi
y hagan sus sugerencias. les aseguro que actuare de acuerdo a la opcion
mas votada.
saludos y gracias
rechen

i feel so uneasy [portrait] has been updated with some portraits you
have sent. there is a second page.
see it at:
http://www.rechen.com/portrait

if you'd like to take part of the project please click on <your
portrait> and follow the instructions. if you don't know how to do it
send me an image [not a havy one] to:
rechen@rechen.com

i feel so uneasy [portrait] ha sido actualizado con los retratos que han
enviado. estan en la segunda pagina. si quieren pueden verlo en:
htpp://www.rechen.com/portrait

si les interesa participar en el proyecto cliquen sobre <your portrait>
y sigan las instrucciones o envienme una imagen liviana a
rechen@rechen.com

rechen