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Mika Rottenberg

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Argentina-born, New York-based artist Mika Rottenberg is devoted to a rigorous practice that combines film, architectural installation, and sculpture to explore ideas of labor and the production of value in our contemporary hyper-capitalist world.

Using traditions of both cinema and sculpture, she seeks out locations around the world where specific systems of production and commerce are in place, such as a pearl factory in China, and a Calexico border town. Through the editing process, and with footage from sets built in her studio, Rottenberg connects seemingly disparate places and things to create elaborate and subversive visual narratives. By weaving fact and fiction together, she highlights the inherent beauty and absurdity of our contemporary existence.

Each of Rottenberg’s video works is situated within a theatrical installation, made up of objects from the lush and bizarre parallel worlds in her videos. Sacks of pearls, deflated pool toys, plastic flowers and sizzling frying pans seem to open a portal into the realm of the work. Her multi-dimensional film projects are often accompanied by standalone sculptural works, connected by allegory.

Born in Buenos Aires in 1976, Rottenberg spent her formative years in Israel then moved to the US where she earned her BA from the School of Visual Arts in New York, and followed this with an MFA at Columbia in 2004.

Rottenberg was the recipient of the 2019 Kurt Schwitters Prize, which recognizes artists who have made a significant contribution to the field of contemporary art. In 2018, she was the winner of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s James Dicke Contemporary Artist Prize, which recognizes an artist younger than 50 who has produced a significant body of work and consistently demonstrates exceptional creativity.

Biography

Born Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1976

Education

Hamidrasha, Bait Berl College of Arts, Israel, 1998
Bachelor of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts, New York NY, 2000
Master of Fine Arts, Columbia University, New York NY, 2004

Resides Lives and works in New York NY

Solo Exhibitions

2019 Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, 'Mika Rottenberg', Bologna, Italy

2018 Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art, 'Mika Rottenberg', London, United Kingdom
Sprüth Magers, 'Bowls Balls Souls Holes', Berlin, Germany
Kunsthaus Bregenz, 'Mika Rottenberg', Bregenz, Austria

2017 Bass Museum of Art, 'Mika Rottenberg', Miami FL

2016 Galerie Laurent Godin, 'Mika Rottenberg', Paris, France
Palais de Tokyo, 'Mika Rottenberg', Paris, France

2015 Shishang Art Museum, 'NoNoseKnows', Beijing, China
Jupiter Artland Foundation, 'Mika Rottenberg', Edinburgh, United Kingdom

2014 Andrea Rosen Gallery, 'Bowls Balls Souls Holes', New York NY
Rose Art Museum, Brandeix University, 'Mika Rottenberg: Bowls Balls Souls Holes', Waltham MA

2013 The Israel Museum, 'Squeeze. Video Works by Mika Rottenberg', Jerusalem, Israel
Magasin 3, 'Sneeze to Squeeze', Stockholm, Sweden

2012 Galerie Laurent Godin, 'Mika Rottenberg', Paris, France
FRAC Languedoc-Roussilon, 'Mary's Cherries', Montpellier, France
Nottingham Contemporary, 'How Women Work, Nottingham, England
Petach Tikva Museum of Art, 'Infinite Earth. Alona Harpaz & Mika Rottenberg', Petach Tikva, Israel

2011 Performa 11 Commission at Nicole Klagsbrun Project, 'SEVEN' (in collaboration with Jon Kessler), New York NY
M - Museum Leuven, ' Cheese, Squeeze, and Tropical Breeze. Video Works 2003—2010', Leuven, Belgium
Take Ninagawa, 'Mika Rottenberg', Tokyo, Japan
Tirana Art Center, 'Fried Sweat', Tirana Albania
De Appel Art Centre, 'Dough, Cheese, Squeeze, and Tropical Breeze', Amsterdam, Netherlands

2010 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 'New Work. Mika Rottenberg', San Francisco CA
Mary Boone Gallery in collaboration with Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, 'Squeeze', New York NY

2009 La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, 'Performance Stills', New York NY
Galerie Laurent Godin, 'Mika Rottenberg. Performance Stills & Painting', Paris, France

2008 Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, 'Mika Rottenberg. Performance Stills', New York NY
Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, 'Alona Harpaz and Mika Rottenberg. Infinite #1', New York NY

2006 KW Institute for Contemporary Art, 'Dough', Berlin, Germany
Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, 'Dough', New York NY

2005 Le Case D'Arte, 'Tropical Breeze', Milan, Italy

2004 Special Projects, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, 'Mary's Cherries', Queens NY

Group Exhibitions

2018 Kunsthalle Mannheim, 'Constructing the World: Art and Economy', Mannheim, Germany
CRAC Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée, 'Mademoiselle', Sète, France
Contemporary Art Center, 'Resilient Future', Thessaloniki, Greece
Art Basel Cities, 'Hopscotch', Buenos Aires, Argentina
US Pavilion, 'Venice Architecture Biennale', Venice, Italy
Kunstmuseum Lucern, 'Yellow Creature – Aspects of Transformation', Lucern, Switzerland National Gallery of Canada, 'Canadian Biennial', Ottawa, Canada
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea, 'Reenacting History_Collective Actions and Everyday Gestures', Gwacheon, South Korea

2017 Skulptur Projekte Munster, 'Cosmic Generator', Munster, Germany
The Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), 'The Humours', Melbourne, Australia
Pasquart Kunsthaus Centre d'art, 'EXTENDED COMPOSITIONS', Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
Benaki Museum, 'Paratoxic Paradoxes' (organized by Polyeco Contemporary Art Initiative), Athens, Greece
Si Shang Art Museum, 'Recent Acquisitions of Si Shang Art Collection. Recent Developments of the Reality of Humanity', Beijing, China

2017 (ctnd) CIAP, 'Onder ons', Hasselt, Belgium
ICA Boston, 'ICA Collection. New Acquisitions', Boston MA
Muzeum Wspolczesne, 'Labor Relations', Wroclaw, Poland
The Met Breuer, 'The Body Politic', New York NY
Galerie Laurent Godin, 'Plastique', Paris, France
Cercle1, 'Bad intentions', Berlin, Germany
'4th Ural Industrial Biennal of Contemporary Art', Yekaterinburg, Russia
Théâtre d’Hérouville, 'Dérive à partir de COPI', Caen, France
Espace d’art contemporain d’HEC, 'Digital Art Center #1, Images du monde laborieux (sélection Paul Ardenne)', Jouy-en-Josas, France
Monash University Museum of Art MUMA, 'The Humours', Melbourne, Australia

2016 Kunsthal Aarhus, '#iwillmedievalfutureyou5', Aarhus, Denmark (Travelling Exhibition)
ArtSpace, 'Potentially Yours', (cur. by John Mutambu), Auckland, New Zealand
ICA Boston, 'The Artist’s Museum', Boston MA
Art Gallery of Guelph, 'Blood, Sweat, and Tears', Guelph, Canada
Muzeum Współczesne Wrocław, 'Labor Relations', Wrocław, Poland
Audain Gallery, Simon Frasier University, 'The Fraud that Goes Under the Name of Love', Vancouver, Canada
Museet for Samtidskunst, '#iwillmedievalfutureyou4', Roskilde, Denmark (Travelling Exhibition)
Glasgow International, Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland
Moderna Museet Malmö, 'THE NEW HUMAN. Knock Knock, Is Anyone Home?' (cur. Joa Ljungberg), Malmö, Sweden
Yokohama Museum of Art, 'Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Collection. From Shōhaku and Rosanjin to Anselm Kiefer', Yokohama, Japan
Randers Kunstmuseum, 'Everyday Images', Randers, Denmark

2015 Aspen Art Museum, 'A Fragile But Marvelous Life', Aspen CO
Contemporary Art Museum, 'Stance or Distance?', Kumamoto, Japan
Nykytaiteen museo / Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, 'Demonstrating Minds. Disagreements in Contemporary Art', Helsinki, Finland
2015 Venice Biennale, 'All the World’s Futures' (cur. Okwui Enwezor), Venice, Italy
Moderna Museet Malmö, 'THE NEW HUMAN. You and I in Global Wonderland' (in collaboration with The Julia Stoschek Collection), Malmö, Sweden
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 'Overtime. The Art of Work', Buffalo, New York
La Villa Arson, Galerie du patio and galerie des cypress, 'Bricology. The Mouse and The Parrot', Nice, France
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 'The Museum Presents Itself. Israeli Art from the Museum Collection', Tel Aviv, Israel
Galerie Laurent Godin, '10 year anniversary exhibition', Paris, France

2014 Taipei Biennial 2014 (cur. Nicolas Bourriaud), Taipei, Taiwan
The Jewish Museum, 'Sights and Sounds. Global Film and Video', New York NY
Mills College Art Museum, 'Cross Section. Recent Acquisitions', Oakland CA
Gallery of Modern Art, 'Harvest', Brisbane, Australia
LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, 'Universo vídeo. La Magia de las Imágenes. A selection of works from the collection Jean-Conrad and Isabelle Lemaîtres', Gijón, Spain
Centre d'Arts Plastiques de Saint-Fons, 'Des nouvelles de la kula' (cur. Anne Giffon-Selle), Saint- Fons, France

2013 Coreana Museum of Art, Space*C, 'Tell Me Her Story' (cur. Myung Ji Bae), Seoul, Korea
Casa del Lago, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), 'Labor and Subjectivity' (cur. Pilar Villela Mascaró), Mexico City, Mexico
CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art, 'Haim Steinbach. Once Again the World is Flat', Annandale-on- Hudson NY
Untitled & Zach Feuer galleries, 'Jew York', New York NY
13th Istanbul Biennial (cur. Fulya Erdemci), Istanbul, Turkey
Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, 'Theatrical Gestures', Herzliya, Israel
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 'Labour and Wait' (cur. Julie Joyce), Santa Barbara CA
The Granary, Melva Bucksbaum and Raymond Learsy Collection, 'The Distaff Side', Sharon CT

2012 La Virreina Centre de la Imatge, 'Number Three. From home to the factory. Works from the Centre national des arts plastiques', Barcelona, Spain
Family Business, 'The Virgin Show' (cur. Marilyn Minter), New York NY
C24 Gallery, 'Campaign', (cur. Amy Smith-Stewart), New York NY
Columbus College of Art and Design, 'Bending the Mirror', Columbus OH
Isola Art Center, 'A Doll’s House', (cur. Fani Zguro), Milan, Italy

2011 Shanghai Gallery of Art, 'Daft', Shanghai, China
Coreana Museum of Art, 'Show Me Your Hair', Seoul, South Korea
Garage Projects at the 54th Venice Biennale, 'Commercial Break' (cur. Neville Wakefield), Venice, Italy
Deutsche Guggenheim, 'Once Upon A Time', Berlin, Germany
Frankfurter Kunstverein, 'On the Metaphor of Growth', Frankfurt, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
Kunstverein Hannover, 'On the Metaphor of Growth', Hannover, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
Station Project, Platform Arts Gallery, 'Dark Waters', Belfast, Northern Ireland

2010 Galerie Laurent Godin, 'Christmas Show', Paris, France
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, 'Eat Art. Vom Essen in der Kunst', Stuttgart, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
Bukowskis, 'Home and Origin' (cur. Rodrigo Mallea Lira), Stockholm, Sweden
Bortolami Gallery, 'Re-dressing', New York NY
Andréhn-Schiptjenko, 'Foreign Studies', Stockholm, Sweden
Patricia Low Gallery, 'Sweat' (cur. Marilyn Minter), Gstaad, Switzerland
Muzeum Sztuki, 'Workers Leaving the Workplace' (cur. Joanna Skolowska), Lodz, Poland
Galerie im Taxispalais, 'Eating the Universe. Vom Essen in der Kunst', Innsbruck, Austria (Travelling Exhibition)
JaffaCakes TLV, 'First group show of Contemporary Tel Aviv Art in the UK', London, England
Deichtorhallen, 'I want to see how you see. Works from the Julia Stoschek Collection', Hamburg, Germany
Kunstnernes Hus, 'Grotesque & Arabesque - ny amerikansk videokunst', Oslo, Norway
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 'Contemplating the Void. Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum', curated by Nancy Spector and David Van Der Leer, New York NY
Weatherspoon Art Museum, 'Odd Bodies. Selections from the Permanent Collection', University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro NC

2009 Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 'Eating the Universe. Vom Essen in der Kunst', Düsseldorf, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
Transmission Gallery, 'October Show', Glasgow, Scotland
Mary Boone Gallery, 'A Tribute to Ron Warren', New York NY
Z33, 'Work Now' (cur. Karen Verschooren), Hasselt, Belgium
Storey Gallery, 'Strange days and some flowers', Lancaster, England
Take Ninagawa, 'Gallery Collection', Tokyo, Japan
Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, '20 Years', New York NY
Le Case d'Arte, 'Fried Sweat' (with Marilyn Minter), Milan, Italty (Travelling Exhibition)
Guggenheim Bilbao, 'Installations II. Video from the Guggenheim Collections' (cur. Nat Trotman), Bilbao, Spain
2nd Bienal del Fin del Mundo, 'Intemperie' (cur. Alfons Hug), Ushuaia, Argentina

2008 Susan Inglett Gallery, 'The Way Things Go', New York NY
44 ½, 'Creative Time Presents. Seeking Eden Through Illusion', New York NY
Art Tlv (cur. Andrew Renton), Tel Aviv, Israel
Andréhn-Schiptjenko, 'Pilar Albarracín, Mika Rottenberg and Mickalene Thomas', Stockholm, Sweden
Julia Stoschek Collection, 'Number Two. Fragile', Düsseldorf, Germany
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Whitney Biennial 2008', New York NY
Galerie Laurent Godin, 'Fried Sweat' (with Marilyn Minter), Paris, France (Travelling Exhibition) [travelled to Le Case D'Arte, Milan, Italy]
Hydra School Project, 'Whatever’s Whatever' (cur. Dimitrios Antonitsis), Hydra, Greece
Alogon Gallery, 'Body Collective', Chicago IL

2007 Tate Modern, 'The Irresistible Force' (cur. Ben Borthwick and Kerryn Greenberg), London, United Kingdom
Galerie Michael Rein, 'Americans In New York' (cur. Ami Barak), Paris, France
Galerie Rudolpfinum, 'Uncertain States of America' (cur. Daniel Birnbaum, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Gunnar B. Kvaran), Prague, Czech Republic
Guggenheim Museum, 'The Shapes of Space Part 2', New York, NY
Le Musée de Sérignan, 'Uncertain States of America', (cur. Daniel Birnbaum, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Gunnar B. Kvaran), Montpellier, France
Alexandre Pollazzon Ltd, 'Welcome to My World' (cur. Amy Davila and Matthew Day Jackson), London, UK
Smith-Stewart Gallery, 'Foam of the Daze', New York, NY
Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, 'Herzliya Biennale', Herzliya, Israel
2nd Moscow Biennale (cur, Nicholas Bourriaud), Moscow, Russia
Espacio Fundación Telefónica, 'Negatec' (cur. Luis Camnitzer), Buenos Aires, Argentina

2006 Gallery for One, 'intermittent' (cur. Paul O’Neill and Vaair Claffey), Dublin, Ireland
Espacio 1414, 'Globalization. Indications, Side Effects, Warnings', Santurce, Puerto Rico
pkm gallery, 'New York, Interrupted' (cur. Dan Cameron), Beijing, China
Reykjavik Art Museum, 'Uncertain States of America' (cur. Daniel Birnbaum, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Gunnar B. Kvaran), Reykjavik, Iceland (Travelling Exhibition)
Serpentine Gallery, 'Uncertain States of America' (cur. Daniel Birnbaum, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Gunnar B. Kvaran), London, England (Travelling Exhibition)
Mary Boone Gallery, 'Remember Who You Are' (cur. Amy Smith-Steward), New York NY
Busan Museum of Modern Art, 'Everywhere. Busan Biennale', Busan, South Korea
Bard College Center for Curatorial Studies, 'Uncertain States of America' (cur. Daniel Birnbaum, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Gunnar B. Kvaran), Annandale-on-Hudson NY (Travelling Exhibition)
Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, 'Mid-Life Crisis' (cur. Tara Subkoff and Ivana Salander), New York NY
Deutsche Bank Lobby Gallery in collaboration with Art in General, 'pa*per*ing', New York NY
Bortolami Dayan, 'Survivor' (cur. David Rimanelli), New York NY
Deitch Projects, 'The Garden Party', New York NY
House of Campari, '25 Bold Moves' (cur. Simon Watson and Craig Hensala), New York NY

2005 P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, 'Day Labor', Queens NY
'KunstFilmBiennale', Cologne, Germany
Palazzo delle Papesse Centro Arte Contemporanea, 'Look at Me. The Perception of Video', Sienna, Italy
Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, 'Uncertain States of America. American Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, 'We Are the World', Madrid, Spain
Museum of Modern Art, 'New Work/ New Acquisitions', New York NY
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, 'Greater New York', Queens NY
Phillips, de Pury & Company, 'Art Review 25 Emerging Artists', New York NY
Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, 'Paper', New York NY
New Langton Arts, 'Situational Prosthetics' (cur. Nate Lowman), San Francisco CA

2004 Artandgallery, 'Economies' (cur. Manuela Gandini), Milan, Italy
Gavin Brown's Enterprise at Passerby, 'Always Already Passé', New York NY
The Chelsea Art Museum, 'We are the World' (cur. Elga Wimmer), New York NY

2003 Placemaker Gallery, 'Miami Heat', Miami FL
Guild & Greyshkul Gallery, 'My Sources Say Yes', New York

2002 Perry Street Rove, 'Tensionism' (cur. Kenny Schachter), New York NY

2001 Islip Museum, 'Projects 2001', Central Islip NY

2000 Cuban Biennial 2000, 'Paladar', Havana, Cuba
Stanford University Gallery, 'Short Films and Videos', Stanford CA
*67 Gallery, 'A.V.A.F.S', Brooklyn NY
The Luggage Store Gallery, 'Short Cuts', San Francisco CA

1998 Tel Aviv Musuem of Art, 'Spring at the End of Summer' (cur. Ellen Ginton), Tel Aviv, Israel

Awards

2018 Kurt Schwitters Prize
James Dicke Contemporary Artist Prize, Smithsonian American Art Museum

2014 Ruth Ann and Nathan Perlmutter Artist-in-Residence Award, The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University

2011 Sommerakademie im Zentrum Paul Klee (cur. Pipilotti Rist), Bern
Planete Doc Film Festival Selection, Warsaw

2010 The Flaherty International Film Seminar Fellow
New Vision Programme Selection, CPH: DOX Film Festival, Copenhagen

2009 5x5 Castello 09 Prize Finalist, Espai d’Art Contemporani de Castello, Spain

2006 The Cartier Award, in conjunction with the Frieze Art Fair

2004 The Rema Hort Mann Foundation Award

2002 The Dean Fellowship, Columbia University

2001 Projects 2001 Award, Islip Museum

Bibliography

Selected Publications

2018 Trummer, Thomas D. (ed.), 'Mika Rottenberg', Cologne: Walther König Verlag, 2018

2016 Curiger, Bice (ed.), 'Parkett No. 98: Ed Atkins, Theaster Gates, Lee Kitt, Mika Rottenberg', Zurich: Parkett Verlag, 2016

2015 Blessing, Jennifer (ed.), 'Body of Art', New York: Phaidon, 2015
Venero, Isabel, Ontiveros, Amy (eds.), '25 Years of Andrea Rosen Gallery', New York: Andrea Rosen Gallery, 2015

2013 Heartney, Eleanor, et. al., 'The Reckoning. Women Artists of the New Millennium', New York: Prestel, 2013

2012 Ilfeld, Etan Jonathan, 'Beyond Contemporary Art', London: Vivays, 2012
2010 [entry is article: Wilson, Michael, "Subject to Change. Yoshitomo Nara and American Culture, pp. 229-239]
Chiu, Melissa, Tezuka, Miwako, 'Yoshitomo Nara. Nobdoy's Fool', New York: Abrams, 2010

2007 Chong, Doryun, et. al., 'World's Best New Art', Vienna: Verlag für moderne Kunst, 2007

Selected Press

2019 Piselli, Guendalina, ‘Interview with Mika Rottenberg. MAMbo Bologna’, on: www.atpdiary.com, Bologna, 27 February 2019, ill.
Frabotta, Anna, ‘Mika Rottenberg e il lato non-sense del capitalismo post globalizzato a Bologna’, [review], on: www.artwave.it, Rome, 3 March 2019, ill.
Schreiber, Susanne, 'Mannheim zeigt, wie die wirtschaftliche Lage die Kunst beeinflust', on:handelsblatt.com, Dusseldorf, 17 January 2019
Redazione Hestetika, 'Mika Rottenberg al Mambo di Bologna', on: hestetika.it, Tradate, Italy, 9 January 2019
Sparapani, Grace, 'Mika Rottenberg's Perpetual Motions', on: frieze.com, Berlin, 9 January 2019

2018 Darblay, Louise, 'Mika Rottenberg at Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art, London', in: ArtReview, London, December 2018
Heller, Karen, 'ASMR videos are edgy, unnerving and almost avant-garde. Is it time to consider them art?', on: washingtonpost.com, Washington, D.C., 6 November 2018
Bria, Ginerva, 'Mika Rottenberg. Capricious, dismal human signals', on:domusweb.it, Milan, 1 November 2018
Smee, Sebastian, 'Opening our eyes', on: washingtonpost.com, Washington D.C., 30 October 2018
Polonsky, Naomi, 'Surreal Glimpses of the Absurd Labor of Global Capitalism', 17 October 2018
Munoz-Alonso, Lorena, 'Mika Rottenberg', on: art-agenda.com, New York, 28 September 2018
Schwarz, Gabrielle, 'The weird and whimsical worlds of Mika Rottenberg', in: Apollo, London, 27 September 2018
Searle, Adrian, 'Mika Rottenberg review – Sneezing rabbits, dismal bingo and labour pains', on: theguardian.com, London, 10 September 2018
Rottenberg, Mika, 'Questionnaire: Mika Rottenberg', in: Frieze, New York, September 2018
__, 'Mika Rottenberg Wins 2019 Kurt Schwitters Prize', on: artforum.com, New York, 13 August 2018
Schacht, Daniel Alexander, 'Mika Rottenberg erhält den Kurt-Schwitters-Preis 2019 der Niedersächsischen Sparkassenstiftung, on: haz.de, Hannover, 8 August 2018
__, 'The Bass Acquires Works by Sanford Biggers, Mika Rottenberg, Lawrence Weiner, Among Others', on:artforum.com, New York, 31 July 2018
Roman, Mathilde, 'Mika Rottenberg. Passing through a tunnel', on: switchonpaper.com, Nimes, 18 July 2018
Müller, Hans-Joachim, 'Kapitalismuskritik frei von adressierter Polemik', on: welt.de, Berlin, 1 June 2018
Berger, Jutta, 'Mika Rottenberg: In den Tunneln, die Menschen verbinden', in: Der Standard, Vienna, 23 April 2018
Schons, Donna, 'Kapitalismus in voller Lautstärke', on: taz.de, Berlin, 23 April 2018
Gampert, Christian, 'Frauen in beklemmenden Räumen', on: deutschlandfunk.de, Cologne, 20 April 2018
Ebony, David, 'Mike Rottenberg', in: Art in America, Miami, 1 March 2018
Zampa, Lorenza, 'Mika Rottenberg: people and goods, the paradox of free circulation inside a video-installation', in: XIBT Contemporary Art Magazine, Italy, March 2018
Watlington, Emily, 'Mika Rottenberg', in: The Brooklyn Rail, New York, 7 February 2018

2017 Artsy Editors, 'The 20 Most influential Artists of 2017', on: artsy.net, New York, 15 December 2017
Sharpe, Emily, 'Mika Rottenberg: Capitalism as you've never seen it before', on: theartnewspaper.com, London, 7 December 2017
Indrisek, Scott, 'Mika Rottenberg's Seductive Videos Expose Capitalism's Surreal Inner Workings', on: artsy.net, New York, 5 December 2017
Weissenberg, Rudy F., 'The World According to Mika Rottenberg. The Artist in Conversation', in: The Miami Rail, Miami, 28 November 2017
Battistozzi, Ana Maria, 'Entrevista con Mika Rottenberg. La migración en una geografía colapsada', on: clarin.com, Buenos Aires, 7 September 2017
Rosengaard, Mikkel, 'Parsing the Plastic Products of Consumerism at Skulptur Projekte Münster', on: hyperallergic.com, New York, 5 September 2017
Cruz, Cynthia, 'Videos that Question the Politics of Different Bodies', on: hyperallergic.com, New York, 25 August 2017
Chardon, Elisabeth, 'A Münster, la sculpture devient en enjeu urbain', on: letemps.ch, Geneva, 21 July 2017
Charron, Marie-Ève, 'Skuptur Projekte révèle les hypertexts de Münster', on: ledevoir.com, Montreal,15 July 2017
__, 'The Body Politic: Video from The Met Collection', on: artfixdaily.com, New York, 30 May 2017
Birnbaum, Daniel, 'The Venice Biennale, Documenta 14, and Skulptur Projekte Münster', in: ArtForum, New York, May 2017

2016 __, 'Portfolio. Mika Rottenberg', in: Prefix Photo, Toronto, vol. 17, no. 1, May 2016, pp. 34-39
Indrisek, Scott, 'Wholly Scot. A citywide biennial returns', in: Modern Painters, New York, April 2016, p. 34
Celant, Germano, 'Macchine al Femminile. Mika Rottenberg', in: Interni, Milan, March 2016, pp. 14-17
McQuaid, Cate, 'Seeing Art Through the Artists' Eyes at Boston's ICA', in: The Boston Globe, Boston, 7 December 2016
Mirlesse, Sabine, 'Une Conversation Avec Mika Rottenberg', in: Les Cahiers du Musée national d'art moderne, Paris, Autumn 2016, pp. 60-71
Sulic, Susana, 'Mika Rottenberg. Palais de Tokyo', in: ArtNexus, Miami, no. 103, December 2016 – February 2017, p. 128

2015 Bedford, Christopher, '100 Contemporary Artists of Our Time, 67', in: Bijutsutecho, Tokyo, Spring 2015, p.103
Bui, Phong, 'From the Publisher', in: The Brooklyn Rail, New York, 3 June 2015
Ballard, Thea, 'Parallel Logic', in: Modern Painters, New York, May 2015, pp. 63-69
Smith, Roberta, 'Review. Art for the Planet’s Sake at the Venice Biennale', in: The New York Times, New York, 15 May 2015
Kennedy, Randy, 'The Macabre Side Of Luxury', in: The New York Times, New York, 13 May 2014
Kennedy, Randy, 'Venice Biennale Features Mika Rottenberg’s ‘NoNoseKnows’', in: The New York Times, New York, 12 May 2015
Smee, Sebastian, 'Violence, politics expressed at Venice Biennale', in: The Boston Globe, Boston, 9 May 2015

2014 Georgieva, Gery, 'Artists To Follow', in: The Royal Academy Of Art Magazine, London, Winter 2013, p. 29
Martin, Florencia San, 'Mika Rottenberg. Andrea Rosen Gallery', in: ArtNexus, Miami, no. 94, pp. 107-108
Dambrot, Shana Nys, 'Mika Rottenberg. Navigating the Obstructive With the Routine', in: Flaunt Magazine, Los Angeles, December 2014
Laster, Paul, 'Art. Mika Rottenberg', in: Time Out New York, New York, 29 May—4 June 2014, p. 38
__, 'Art. Mika Rottenberg', in: The New Yorker, New York, 2 June 2013, p. 17
Bui, Phong, 'Mika Rottenberg. Bowls Balls Souls Holes', in: The Brooklyn Rail, New York, 15 July 2014

2013 Rottenberg, Mika [interview] in: Artlover, Stockholm, no. 15, 2013, pp. 22-25
__, 'Things We Like', in: Modern Painters, New York, July-August 2013, p. 29
Rubin, Birgitta, 'Absurda och hyllade videoverk', on: Dagens Nyheter DN.se., Stockholm, August 2013
Woodard, Josef, 'Work Ethics, Revisited and Real-ized', in: Scene Magazine, 12 July – 18 July 2013, pp. 47-48
Donelan, Charles, 'Making and Meaning', in: The Independent, Santa Barbara, 18 July 2013, p. 55
Jones, Ronald, 'Mika Rottenberg'[review of 'Sneeze to Squeeze'], in: Artforum, New York, April 2013, pp. 277-278
Ivanov, Alida, 'Brutal Reality,' [review of 'Sneeze to Squeeze'], on: arterritory.com, Riga, 14 February 2013
Hurwitz, Laurie, 'Mika Rottenberg', [review of SEVEN, Sneeze, and drawings]; in: Art News, New York, January 2013, p. 108

2012 Griffin, Jonathan, 'Rudely Transgressing the Boundaries Between the Elevated and the Profane. The
Grotesque', in: Tate Etc., London, Issue 26, Autumn 2012
Rottenberg, Mika, 'Paroles d’Artiste. Mika Rottenberg' [interview], in: Le Journal des Arts, Paris, September 2012
Simionini, Ross, 'An Interview with Mika Rottenberg', in: The Believer, Las Vegas, October 2012, pp. 72-76
Harbison, Isobel, 'Image Games', in: frieze, London, October 2012
Sherwin, Skye, 'Artist of the week 191. Mika Rottenberg', on: guardian.co.uk, The Guardian, London, May 2012
Cumming, Laura, 'Mika Rottenberg. James Gillray — review' [review of Nottingham Contemporary exhibition], in: The Observer, New York, 6 May 2012
Rottenberg, Mika, [interview], in: Monopol, Berlin, January 2012, p. 29

2011 Swerdloff, Alexis, 'Off-Off-Off The Grid', in: Paper, New York, Winter 2011, p. 66
Rosenberg, Karen, 'Sweating Chakras', in: Art in America, New York, November 2011, pp. 71-73
Smith, Roberta, 'Art in Review. Mika Rottenberg and Jon Kessler, SEVEN', in: The New York Times, New York, 10 November 2011
Boucher, Brian, 'Performa Playbill: Mika Rottenberg and Jon Kessler', on: artinamericamagazine.com, 7 November 2011
McGarry, Kevin, 'Now Showing. Mika Rottenberg', on: tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com, New York, 2 November 2011
Sutton, Benjamin, 'Performa 11. Mika Rottenberg and Jon Kessler Harvest Bodily Fluids', in:
The L Magazine, New York, 7 November 2011
Daly, Hannah, 'Exercise Becomes Ritual', on: artslant.com, Los Angeles, 6 November 2011
__, 'M Museum. Mika Rottenberg. Cheese Squeeze en Tropical Breeze', on: e-flux.com, New York, 31 October 2011
Miller, Michael, 'A Unique Art Opening Turns Sweat into Chakra at Nicole Klagsbrun Project
Space', on: observer.com, New York, 4 November 2011
Laster, Paul, 'A+ Book Pick. Mika Rottenberg', on: artspace.com, Los Angeles, 7 September 2011
Wilson, Rebecca, 'Editors Pick', on: Saatchi Online, 7 March 2011
Bozzi, Nicola, 'Squeeze and Breeze', in: artslant.com, Amsterdam, March 2011
Levin, Kim, 'Talking Trash', in: ARTNews, New York, June 2011
Vermij, George, 'Mika Rottenberg', [review of de Appel Arts Centre exhibition], in: Kunstbeeld, The Netherlands, 31 May 2011
Ruyters, Domeniek, 'Fenomeen Mika', on: www.metropolism.com, Utrecht, 8 May 2011
De Vries, Marina, 'Mika Rottenberg', [review of de Appel Arts Centre exhibition], in: Volkskrant, Amsterdam, 22 March 2011
Mertens, Dieuwertje, 'De mens als zwetende machine', [review of de Appel Arts Centre exhibition], in: Het Parool, Amsterdam, 24 March 2011
Roodnat, Joyce, 'De bouwput van hat leven', [review of de Appel Arts Centre exhibition], on: NRC Online, 26 March 2011
Ter Borg, Lucette, 'Mika Rottenberg maakt arbeit absurd', [review of de Appel Arts Centre exhibition], in: NRC Handelsblad BV, 26 March 2011
Enright, Robert, Walsh, Meeka, 'Fetishizing the Visual. An Interview with Mika Rottenberg',
in: Border Crossings, Winnipeg, no. 117, March 2011
Heartney, Eleanor, 'Interview. Mika Rottenberg', in: Artpress, Paris, April 2011
Buhr, Elke, 'Portrait. Mika Rottenberg', in: Monopol, Berlin, March 2011
Bodin, Claudia, 'Schweiß, Salat, 7 Tränen', in: ART Germany, March 2011
Kordoski, Kyra, 'Mika Rottenberg @ San Francisco Museum of Modern Art', in: Whitehot Magazine, New York, 22 January 2011
Chen, Joanne, 'Mika Rottenberg', Art.Investment, China, January 2011
Frankel, David, 'Mika Rottenberg. Mary Boone Gallery'[review of 'Squeeze'], in: Artforum, January 2011, p. 216
Bors, Chris, 'Mika Rottenberg', in: Art Papers, Atlanta, July-August 2011, p. 41

2010 Saltz, Jerry, 'Critic’s Pick. Mika Rottenberg, Squeeze', in: New York Magazine, New York, December 2010, pp. 20-27
Indrisek, Scott, 'Mika Rottenberg: Squeeze', on: Artinfo.com, 16 December 2010
Herschthal, Eric, 'Art and Israel. Some Sunny News', in: The Jewish Week, New York, 8 December 2010
__, 'Mika Rottenberg', in: The New Yorker, New York, 6 December 2010
Smith, Roberta, 'Mika Rottenberg. Squeeze', in: The New York Times, New York, 25 November 2010
Yablonsky, Linda, 'Artifacts. Squeeze Therapy', in: The New York Times Magazine, New York, 24 November 2010
Laster, Paul, 'Mika Rottenberg, Squeeze', in: Time Out New York, New York, 25 November – 1 December 2010
Heinrich, Will, 'Autumn’s Real Ghouls', in: The New York Observer, New York, 8 November 2010
Swenson, Kirsten, 'Review. Mika Rottenberg, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art', Art in America, New York, October 2010
Hudson, Judith, 'Mika Rottenberg', in: BOMB Magazine, New York, Fall 2010, pp. 26-33
Hsu, Hsuan L., 'Mika Rottenberg’s Productive Bodies', in: Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies, Durham, No. 74, September 2010, pp. 40-73
Silberg, Jon, 'Small Camera Delivers Immersive Experience: Mika Rottenberg’s ‘Squeeze’ at SFMOMA', on: Videography.com, 31 August 2010
Spears, Dorothy, 'Mika Rottenberg’s Squeeze at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art', on: The Huffington Post, New York, 27 August 2010
Melendez, Franklin, 'Mika Rottenberg’s Post-Feminist Wonka Factories', on: Artslant.com, Los Angeles, 23 August 2010
Mizota, Sharon, 'It’s OK for serious art to be funny', in: Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, 15 August 2010
Curcio, Seth, 'Mika Rottenberg at SFMOMA', on: DailyServing.com, San Francisco, 4 August 2010
Curiel, Jonathan, 'Mika Rottenberg's Squeeze uses real people to imagine unreal worlds', in: San Francisco Weekly, San Francisco, 21 July 2010
Peetz, John Arthur, '500 Words. Mika Rottenberg', on: Artforum.com, New York, 20 July 2010
Rapold, Nicholas, 'Work in Progress, on: Artforum.com, New York, 6 July 2010
Dostert, Elisabeth, 'Auseinandersetzung als innere Notwendigkeit', Interview with Julia Stoschek,
In: Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich, 17 May 2010
Daly, Ian, 'The New Kings of the Art World', in: Details Magazine, April 2010
Messing, Hedi, 'Collector Julia Stoscek Exhibits Her Collection at The Deichtorhallen', in: Art Knowledge News, 20 April 2010
Lala, Kisa, 'The Art Of Labour According To Mika Rottenberg', in: Spread Art Culture, 14 January 2010

2009 Miller, Jacques-Alain, 'The Phallus and Perversion', in: Lacanian Ink, New York, vol. 33, pp. 56-71, [only ill.]
Ayerza, Josefina, 'To Resume Again…', in: Lacanian Ink, New York, vol. 33, pp. 3-6 [only ill.]
Burnichon, Marie-Cécile, 'Mika Rottenberg', in: Art Press, Paris, April 2009
__, “Mika Rottenberg,” in: Le Monde, Paris, 8 April
Delos, Celine, 'Le Guide Culturelle. Mika Rottenberg', in: Elle France, Paris, March 2009
__, 'Mika Rottenberg', in: Programma, Tel Aviv, September 2009, pp. 49-56
Launay, Aude, 'Mika Rottenberg', in: Zérodeux, Nantes, Spring 2009
Ayers, Robert, 'Through the Eye of the Needle: Mika Rottenberg’s Video Installations', in: EIKON, Vienna, [date?]
__, 'Portfolios. Mika Rottenberg' in: Esse, Montreal, Fall 2009, pp. 92-93
__, “Mika Rottenberg. Performance Stills,” in: The New Yorker, New York, 2 March 2009
Bethune-Leamen, Katie, 'Mika Rottenberg. Maison Rouge, Paris', Toronto, no. 103, Autumn 2009, p. 48
__, 'Warhol TV, Mika Rottenberg, and Marie Denis at ‘la maison rouge’' in: Artipedia,13 February 2009
TC, 'Mika Rottenberg at The Standard Hotel LA', in: Corduroy Magazine, Los Angeles, December 2009

2008 Kessler, Sarah, 'Critiquing Capitalism', Artkrush.com, 2008
Vishmidt, Marina, 'Situation Wanted. Something About Labour', in: Afterall, London, Issue 19, Autumn/Winter 2008, pp. 20-34
Gartenfeld, Alex, 'Art. Our Pick From Art Basel. Mika Rottenberg', on: interviewmagazine.com, New York, 8 December 2008
__, 'Mika Rottenberg', in: Bil Bok International, no. 28
MacAdam, Barbara, 'Mika Rottenberg', in: ARTnews, New York, December 2008 (cover)
The Art Issue, W Magazine, November
__, 'Diaries of a Young Artist', in: Art on Paper, New York, July/August 2008
__, 'Mika Rottenberg', in: Studio Magazine, London, May-June, pp. 10-11
Baker, RC, 'Best In Show', in: The Village Voice, New York, 27 May 2008
Levin, Kim, 'Reviews. Whitney Biennial', in: ARTnews, New York, May 2008, pp. 142-143
Saltz, Jerry, 'When Cool Turns Cold', in: New York Magazine, New York,13 March 2008
Camhi, Leslie, 'Low Stakes and Open Rules Dominate. The 2008 Whitney Biennial', in: The Village Voice, New York, 11 March 2008
Freedman, Dennis, Wakefield, Neville, 'Mika Rottenberg', in: The Art Issue, W Magazine, November 2008, pp. 302-313
Potter, Holland, 'Art’s Economic Indicator', in: The New York Times, New York, 7 March 2008
Peers, Alexandra, 'Opening Night at the Whitney Bienial', in: New York Magazine, New York, 5 March 2008
Ayers, Robert, 'The Best of the Biennial', on: Artinfo.com, 5 March 2008
Rottenberg, Mika, 'Work in Progress', V Magazine, New York, March 2008

2007 __, 'Tate Modern Present. The Irresistible Force', in: Time Out London, London, 2007, p.14
Ozuna, Tony, 'Altered States', in: The Prague Post, Prague, 1 December 2007
Wollf, Rachel, 'Young Masters. A portrait gallery of ten of the most promising New York artists to have emerged from the boom', in: New York Magazine, New York, 15 October 2007, p. 53
Coomer, Martin, 'Reviews. Welcome to My World', in: ArtReview, London, October 2007, p.154
Sheffi, Smadar, 'Rear Window' [review of the First Herzliya Biennial of Contemporary Art], in: Haaretz, Tel Aviv, 2 October 2007
Kerr, Merrily, 'Mika Rottenberg. Long Hair Lover' [interview], in: Flash Art, Vol. XL, Milan, July-September 2007, pp. 112-114
Wolin, Joseph R., 'Structural Elements: Space is in the Building', [review of 'The Shapes of Space', Guggenheim Museum], in: Time Out New York, New York, August 2007, pp. 16-22
Robinson, Walter, 'Weekend Update', on: Artnet.com, New York, 30 July 2007
__, 'The New Pop A-List: Interview’s 50 to Watch (Age 30 or Under)', in: Interview, New York, June 2007
Smith, Roberta, 'Space Exploration, Conducted on a Spiral', [review of 'The Shapes of Space', Guggenheim Museum], in: The New York Times, New York, 20 July 2007, p. 9
Morales, Mariana, 'Mika Rottenberg', in: Codigo 06140, April/May 2007
Iglesias, Claudio, 'Perceptive Curatorship: Arte Y Corporaciones', in: Exito, Huacho, May 2007
Battistozzi, Ana Maria, 'Tecnología Para Qué', in: Clarin-N, Buenos Aries, 12 May 2007
Navarro, Santiago Garcia, 'Negatec', in: Los Inrockuptibles, Paris, April 2007
Sanchez, Julio, 'La otro cara de la tecnología', in: La Nacion, Buenos Aries, 25 March 2007
Gutman, Yifat, 'Interview. Mika Rottenberg', in: The Marker: Women, Tel Aviv, March 2007, pp. 26-34
Liebs, Holger, 'Selected Exhibitions 2006: Mika Rottenberg', in: Art – das Kunstmagazin, Hamburg,
January 2007, pp. 46-81

2006 Rottenberg, Mika, 'The Artists’ Artists- Anna Craycroft, The Agency of the Orphan', in: Art Forum International, New York, December 2006
Stevens, Mark, Rosenberg, Karen, 'The Year in Art [Mika Rottenberg, at Nicole Klagsbrun]' in: New York Magazine, New York, December 2006, p.120
Borchert, Gesine, 'Die Monopol Watchlist. Fünf Künstler, die uns aufgefallen sind', in: Monopol Magazin, Berlin, No. 6, June 2006, p. 200
Sischy, Ingrid, 'The New New York School', in: Vanity Fair, New York, December 2006, p. 315
Corris, Michael, 'America Rising' Art Monthly, November: 301- ??
Needham, Alex, 'Make it Big. Mika Rottenberg' [review of 'Dough'], ArtReview, London, 22 October 2006
Koerner von Gustorf, Oliver, 'Baseball, Jazz, and the Anticipation of Happiness: pa.per.ing in the Lobby Gallery at Deutsche Bank New York', [review of 'pa.per.ing], on: www.deutsche-bank- kunst.com), Issue 1, October-November 2006, p.19
Ward, Ossian, 'The Body Factory. An Interview with Mika Rottenberg' [interview], on: www.deutsche-bank-kunst.com, Issue 1, October-Nov. 2006, pp. 3-4
Kenning, Dean, 'Uncertain States of America', in: Art Monthly, London, October 2006, vol. 300.
Searle, Adrian, 'Rebels without a cause' [review of 'Uncertain States of America'], The Guardian, London, 12 September 2006
Wullschlager, Jackie, 'Bright, brash, unmissable. the US legacy' [review of 'Uncertain States of America'], Financial Times, London, 15 September 2006
Dorment, Richard, 'America’s new age of anxiety' [review of 'Uncertain States of America'], The Daily Telegraph, London, 12 September 2006
Lovelace, Carey, 'Mika Rottenberg at Nicole Klagsbrun', [review of 'Dough'], in: Art in America, New York, September 2006, pp. 164-165
Seidl, Claudius, 'Die nackte Wahrheit über der Stadt', in: Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, Frankfurt, no. 35, 3 September 2006, p. 18
Smith, Roberta, 'Endgame Art? It’s Borrow, Sample, and Multiply in an Exhibition at Bard College', in: The New York Times, New York, 7 July 2006
Genocchio, Benjamin, 'Art Review. How Young Europeans View America’s ‘Uncertain’ State' [review of 'Uncertain States of America], in: The New York Times, New York, 9 July 2006
Sugiura, Kunie, 'Review of Exhibition. Dough at P.S.1, by Mika Rottenberg', in: BT: Monthly Art Magazine Bijutsu Techo, Tokyo, no. 878, vol. 58, 2006, p. 158
__, 'Utmetnicka Scena: Borba autora u ponudi vizije', in: Europa, Atlanta, 22 June 2006
Jelisavac, Lj, 'Ekskluzivna izlozba video-radova', [review of 'New York as Open Market: An Individual in the Global Spectacle'], in: Kultura, 20 June 2006
__, 'Most za centar sveta utmtnosti', in: Danas, Belgrade, June 2006
Sonnenborn, Katie Stone, 'Survivor', in: Frieze, Issue 100, London, June-August 2006.
Tamir, Chen, 'Mika Rottenberg. Dough', [review of 'Dough'], in: C Magazine, Toronto, Issue 90, Summer 2006, pp. 42-43
Kley, Elisabeth, 'Mika Rottenberg' [review of 'Dough'], in: ARTnews, Summer 2006, pp. 180-181
Antonini, Marco, 'Mika Rottenberg', in: Around Photography, No. 9
Barliant, Claire, 'Mika Rottenberg. Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery' [review of 'Dough'], in: Artforum International, New York, vol. 44, no. 8, April 2006
Bellini, Andrea, 'The Body and Weapons', in: Flash Art, Milan, March-April 2006, p.105
Kerr, Merrily, 'Mika Rottenberg. Dough', in: Time Out New York, New York, 23 February—1 March 2006, p. 68
__, 'Don’t Miss!. Mika Rottenberg, 'Dough' in: Time Out New York, New York, 2-8 February 2006
Smith, Roberta, 'Mika Rottenberg. Dough', in: The New York Times, New York, 17 February 2006
Harris, Edna V.,__, www.anonymousfemaleartist.blogspot.com, February 2006
Gell, Aaron, 'Factory Girl', Art Spotlight in: Elle, New York, February 2006, p. 129
CEK, 'Mika Rottenberg. Dough', in: Flavorpill, New York, 24 January 2006

2005 Rimanelli, David, 'Greater New York 2005', in: Artforum, New York, May 2005, pp. 239-240
Saltz, Jerry, 'Lesser New York', in: The Village Voice, New York, 22 March 2005
Davis, Nicole, 'Miami Heat', on: artnet.com, New York, 9 February 2004
Kunitz, Daniel, Ribas, Joao, 'The ArtReview 25. Emerging US Artists', in: ArtReview, vol. 3, no. 3, London, p. 121
Taylor, Robert, 'What the Peeps is going on?', in: The Sunday Times, London, 6 February 2005
Smith, Roberta, 'Art Review. PS1Exhibition Reviews. Agitprop To Arcadian. Gently Turning A Kaleidoscope Of Visions', in: The New York Times, New York, 11 November 2005

2004 Smith, Roberta, 'Art Review. Summertime at P.S.1. Where Opposites Like Hands On/Off Attract', [review of Mary’s Cherries], The New York Times, New York,16 July 2004
'A Look Ahead', New York Sun, May 2004

2003 Saltz, Jerry, 'Babylon Rising', in: The Village Voice, 9 September 2003
Hamburger, Susan, 'Artburger', in: Waterfrontweek, December 2003

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