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Mika Rottenberg

For her second solo show in France, nearly ten years after an initial exhibition at La maison rouge (Paris) in 2008, Mika Rottenberg (born in 1976, in Buenos Aires) has chosen to revisit several of the video installations that consolidated her international reputation. The show will feature NoNoseKnows (2015) - lauded at the 56th Venice Biennale - Bowls Balls Souls Holes, (2014), SEVEN (2011) and Squeeze (2010), while presenting a selection of recent and new works specially produced for the exhibition.

For her work, Mika Rottenberg regularly reaches out to women whose physical particularities have been vaunted or made available on the Internet. Their bodies, which lie outside current norms and canons, inspire her films’ scenarios, in which they seem to be entirely focused on a variety of actions, carried out during chain-production processes. The materials under transformation often lead to the making of apparently absurd and unusable objects

With their captivating tales, in which reality seems to be warped into fiction, and whose fantasy and humour are rivalled only by their strangeness, her videos are screened in installations which act as showcases, while extending their universes. At Palais de Tokyo, the journey is also being enriched by several sculptures displaying anatomical details or playing back certain ordinary elements of everyday life – such as the twitching of a ponytail or the sound made by a water drop falling on a red-hot plaque.s.

Curator : Daria de Beauvais

A monographic book published by Palais de Tokyo is accompanying this show.



From 23/06/2016 to 11/09/2016

Open every day except Tuesdays, from noon until midnight

Mika Rottenberg

Mika Rottenberg was born in Buenos Aires in 1976. After studying in Israel, the artist graduated from Columbia University in New York, where she still lives and works today. Since the early 2000s, several institutions like PS1 Contemporary Art Center (New York, 2004), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2010), De Appel (Amsterdam, 2011), or Magasin 3 (Stockholm, 2013) have dedicated solo shows to her work.
The artist also regularly takes part in group exhibitions and important artistic events such as the Taipei Biennial in 2014 and the Venice Biennial in 2015.

Her work is visible in numerous public and private collections, in New York (Whitney Museum of American Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Modern Art) but also in Europe (Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo; Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf; La maison rouge, Paris; several French regional funds for contemporary art) and in other parts of the world (National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Murakami Collection, Tokyo; Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv). She is represented by the galleries Andrea Rosen in New York and Laurent Godin in Paris.

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