Tim Otto Roth studied philosophy and politics at the
University of Tübingen (DE), and then arts at the
Kunsthochschule Kassel (DE), after which he was appointed
“Meisterschüler” with Floris M. Neusüss. Later, he graduated in the Theory of Visual Communication, and started a PhD program at the Academy of Media Studies in
After guest-lecturing in Madrid und Valencia (ES), he gave courses and lectures at the Kunsthochschule Kassel.
Together with Peter Weibel he was chairman of the symposium "The Photogram. Light, Trace and Shadow"
at the Center for Arts and Media ZKM Karlsruhe (DE) in 2006. He curated,
in 2007, the photogram film program in the context of the photogram
exhibition kamera_los at the Museum der Modern in Salzburg (AT).
Aside from an image science orientated research, he publishes widely on the subject of photograms - as well as presenting his ideas in public space, usually large-scale on high-rises. He does not consider himself a light-artist, rather as he uses his minimalist approach to challenge light art.