Mika Rottenberg was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She attended Hamidrasha Art College, Beit Berl Academic College in Israel; and received a BFA from the School of the Visual Arts in New York, before graduating with an MFA from Columbia in 2004. She has had solo exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery in New York, Mary Boone Gallery in New York, and La Maison Rouge in Paris, among other places. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions, including at the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Tate Modern in London; she was also included in the 2008 Whitney Biennial and the 2006 Busan Biennale. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in New York, and the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art in Oslo. She is the recipient of the Cartier Award, in conjunction with the Frieze Art Fair; a Rema Hort Mann Foundation grant; and the Dean Fellowship at Columbia.
Rottenberg Interviewed in BOMB Magazine
Video-installation artist Mika Rottenberg creates mini-factories, farms, and tableaux, which produce products variously made by tremendously fat, tall, muscled, long-haired or long-fingernailed women.