She’s best known for video installations that explore issues relating to the female body. One recurring theme is an assembly line where women tirelessly create comestibles by harvesting parts of themselves. In Mary’s Cherries, 2003, for example, red fingernails are made into maraschino cherries, while in Cheese, 2008, women squeeze milk from their hair. For W, Rottenberg built an elaborate multichambered set in her Harlem, new york, studio, constructing each “room” to fit the person she photographed inside it. Rottenberg received her M.F.A. from Columbia University and was included in the 2007 Moscow Biennale and the 2008 Whitney Biennial.