Location: New-York (US)
Mika Rottenberg is an Argentinian female artist born in Buenos Aires (AR) in 1976.
She is best known for her video installations which explore issues related to the female body. A recurring theme is an assembly line where women tirelessly create food by harvesting parts of themselves. In Mary’s Cherries, 2003, for example, red fingernails are turned into maraschino cherries. While in Cheese, 2008, the women squeeze the milk out of their hair. For W, Rottenberg built an elaborate multi-bedroom set at his Harlem, New York studio. By building each “room” to fit the person she’s photographed inside. Rottenberg received his M.F.A. from Columbia University. She was included in the 2007 Moscow Biennial and the 2008 Whitney Biennale.
The most important exhibition was Biennale di Venezia – 56th International Art Exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia Settore Arte in Venice in 2015. Other important exhibitions were at La Maison Rouge in Paris. Whitney Biennial in New York City, NY. Mika Rottenberg’s art can be found in 5 museum collections at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. NY and the Wroclaw Contemporary Museum (MWW) in Wroclaw, among others.