Latifa Echakhch

Born in 1974 in El Khnansa (Morocco), LATIFA ECHAKHCH lives and works between Vevey and Martigny (Switzerland). Kamel Mennour and Latifa Echakhch have been working together since 2009.

Driven by the necessity to counter certain prejudices, contradictions, and stereotypes in our society, she isolates and questions materials that are symbolic for these phenomena.
In 2007, Echakhch presented A chaque stencil une révolution at Le Magasin, Grenoble, as part of her first solo museum exhibition. Latifa Echakhch’s work has since been presented in France and abroad in numerous solo exhibitions: at Kunsthaus in Zurich, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the macLYON in Lyon, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, MACBA in Barcelona, FRI ART in Friborg, Frac Champagne-Ardenne in Reims, Swiss Institute in New York, Tate Modern in London, Le Magasin in Grenoble; as well as group exhibitions; and as part of the Istanbul Biennial, the 54th Venice Biennial, the 11th Sharjah Biennial, the Jerusalem Art Focus Biennial and the Manifesta 7 in Bolzano. In 2018, her work has been exhibited at KIOSK in Ghent, the New National Museum of Monaco, Contemporary Copenhagen, Denmark, and in 2019 at the Memmo Foundation in Rome, Italy.

Echakhch won the Marcel Duchamp Prize in 2013. As Alfred Pacquement, then-Director of the Centre Pompidou and head of the jury for the award, said of the artist at the time, “Her work, between surrealism and conceptualism, questions with economy and precision the importance of symbols and reflects the fragility of modernism.”

In 2015, Echakhch presented Screen Shot at the Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, and she was awarded the Zurich Art Prize.

Latifa Echakhch will represent Switzerland at the 59th Venice Biennale in 2022.

Works

Exhibition view, Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Paris, 2021
Exhibition view, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen, 2020
Wind Wall Icon - © kamel mennour
Wind Wall Icon, 2020
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2020
Exhibition view, Kunsttage Basel - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Kunsttage Basel, 2020
Exhibition view, BPS22, Charleroi - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, BPS22, Charleroi, 2020
Fantôme - © kamel mennour
Fantôme, 2011
There's tears / This partial explanation could point to the existence of "exotic physics" : new weird effects that scientists don't yet know about. - © kamel mennour
There’s tears / This partial explanation could point to the existence of “exotic physics” : new weird effects that scientists don’t yet know about., 2015
Suddenly in front of a crossroad, hesitating two times, then doing a U turn, but do not recognize the reverse way, it will never be the same anymore. - © kamel mennour
Suddenly in front of a crossroad, hesitating two times, then doing a U turn, but do not recognize the reverse way, it will never be the same anymore., 2019
It’s about rethinking our relationship with this terrifying thing, about learning what it can teach us - © kamel mennour
It’s about rethinking our relationship with this terrifying thing, about learning what it can teach us, 2015
Exhibition view, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, 2013
Exhibition view, Fondazione Memmo, Rome - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Fondazione Memmo, Rome, 2019
Les Figures 2 - © kamel mennour
Les Figures 2, 2018
Untitled (Seven Chairs) - © kamel mennour
Untitled (Seven Chairs), 2015
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2014
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, London - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, London, 2019
Sans Titre XXXVII - © kamel mennour
Sans Titre XXXVII, 2012
Exhibition view, BPS22, Charleroi - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, BPS22, Charleroi, 2020
Exhibition view, BPS22, Charleroi - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, BPS22, Charleroi, 2020
Spring and Fall, And Heathers and Japanese Maple - © kamel mennour
Spring and Fall, And Heathers and Japanese Maple, 2016
Exhibition view, Nouveau Musée National de Monaco - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, 2018
Walk in the clearing, cross it slowly and leave it fast by the right, and then come back - © kamel mennour
Walk in the clearing, cross it slowly and leave it fast by the right, and then come back, 2014
Exhibition view, Venice Biennale - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Venice Biennale, 2011
Globus L - © kamel mennour
Globus L, 2010
Tambour  17' - © kamel mennour
Tambour 17’, 2012
Exhibition view, Lentos Art Museum, Linz - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Lentos Art Museum, Linz, 2015
Death of Spanish Child (M.R.) - © kamel mennour
Death of Spanish Child (M.R.), 2012
Frames (violet, bleu marine, beige) - © kamel mennour
Frames (violet, bleu marine, beige), 2009
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2009
Nude - © kamel mennour
Nude, 2017
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2012
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2018
Exhibition view, Powerplant, Toronto - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Powerplant, Toronto, 2016
Exhibition view, Pinault Collection, Palazzo Grassi, Venice - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Pinault Collection, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, 2014
Exhibition view, MAC Lyon - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, MAC Lyon, 2013
Exhibition view, Centre Pompidou, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2013
Les Figures 3 - © kamel mennour
Les Figures 3, 2018
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, London - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, London, 2016
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2009
Sans titre (le jardin exotique) 2 - © kamel mennour
Sans titre (le jardin exotique) 2, 2018
Two steps in the right, then turn left. Carefully touching the ends of the leaves with the end of fingers. Swinging the arms in a slow rhythm. Then close the eyes. - © kamel mennour
Two steps in the right, then turn left. Carefully touching the ends of the leaves with the end of fingers. Swinging the arms in a slow rhythm. Then close the eyes., 2019
Exhibition view, Mac Lyon - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Mac Lyon, 2013
Exhibition view, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, 2009
Dérives 50 - © kamel mennour
Dérives 50, 2015
Sans Titre XXXVI - © kamel mennour
Sans Titre XXXVI, 2012
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2014
Exhibition view, Nouveau Musée National de Monaco - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, 2018
“We have a lot to offer in terms of training, and the secretary was very open to that.” - © kamel mennour
“We have a lot to offer in terms of training, and the secretary was very open to that.”, 2015
Exhibition view, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, 2011
Spring and Fall, And Amaryllis and Willow - © kamel mennour
Spring and Fall, And Amaryllis and Willow, 2016
Fantôme 2 - © kamel mennour
Fantôme 2, 2011
Das Model - © kamel mennour
Das Model, 2014
Music Making (J.V.) - © kamel mennour
Music Making (J.V.), 2012
Exhibition view, Fondazione Memmo, Rome - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Fondazione Memmo, Rome, 2019
Exhibition view, Kiosk, Ghent - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Kiosk, Ghent, 2018
Exhibition view, Red Brick Museum, Beijing - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Red Brick Museum, Beijing, 2017
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2012
Exhibition view, Centre Pompidou, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2013
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, London - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, London, 2019
Exhibition view, MAC Lyon - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, MAC Lyon, 2013
Exhibition view, MoMA PS1, New York - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, MoMA PS1, New York, 2013
Sans titre (le jardin exotique) - © kamel mennour
Sans titre (le jardin exotique), 2018
Frames (bleu-noir, turquin, denim, ardoise, marine) - © kamel mennour
Frames (bleu-noir, turquin, denim, ardoise, marine), 2012
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2018
Exhibition view, Sydney Biennale - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Sydney Biennale, 2012
Exhibition view, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, 2013
Exhibition view, Fri-Art, Fribourg - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Fri-Art, Fribourg, 2010
Exhibition view, Kunsthaus Zurich - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Kunsthaus Zurich, 2012
Exhibition view, IAC, Villeurbanne - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, IAC, Villeurbanne, 2010
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, London - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, London, 2016
Exhibition view, Lentos Art Museum, Linz - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Lentos Art Museum, Linz, 2015
Exhibition view, Times Museum, Guangzhou - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Times Museum, Guangzhou, 2017
Exhibition view, MACBA, Barcelona - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, MACBA, Barcelona, 2010
Exhibition view, MAC Lyon - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, MAC Lyon, 2016
Exhibition view, Centre Pompidou, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2013
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2009
Exhibition view, Fondazione Memmo, Rome - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Fondazione Memmo, Rome, 2019
Exhibition view, Lentos Art Museum, Linz - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Lentos Art Museum, Linz, 2015
Exhibition view, Kunsthaus Zurich - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Kunsthaus Zurich, 2012
Exhibition view, Le Magasin, Grenoble - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Le Magasin, Grenoble, 2007
Exhibition view, Bielefeld Kunstverein - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Bielefeld Kunstverein, 2009
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2012
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2018
Exhibition view, Art Unlimited, Basel - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Art Unlimited, Basel, 2010
Frames (olive, miel, beige, vert, brun, paille) - © kamel mennour
Frames (olive, miel, beige, vert, brun, paille), 2012
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2018
Exhibition view, Boras Museum - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Boras Museum, 2018
Exhibition view, MAC Lyon - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, MAC Lyon, 2013

Exhibitions & News

Jours blancs - © kamel mennour
Group show, Jours blancs
18 October — 27 November 2021
Opening 18 October 2021, 18:00 — 00
kamel mennour, 47 rue Saint-André-des-Arts, Paris 6
kamel mennour, 28 avenue Matignon, Paris 8
Genius Loci - © kamel mennour
Latifa Echakhch, Camille Henrot, Alicja Kwade, Genius Loci
16 — 24 October 2021
L’Ange Volant, Garches
FIAC Online Viewing Rooms - © kamel mennour
Latifa Echakhch, Camille Henrot, Anish Kapoor, Alicja Kwade, François Morellet, FIAC Online Viewing Rooms
21 — 25 October 2021
Online
Lucas Ratton x kamel mennour x Galerie kreo x Galerie Jacques Lacoste - © kamel mennour
Group show, Lucas Ratton x kamel mennour x Galerie kreo x Galerie Jacques Lacoste
12 May — 31 October 2021
Galerie Lucas Ratton, Saint-Tropez
Latifa Echakhch - Istituto Svizzero - © kamel mennour
Latifa Echakhch, Story Line
24 September 2021 — 30 September 2022
Istituto Svizzero, Rome
Swiss pavilion - © kamel mennour
Latifa Echakhch, Swiss pavilion
23 April — 27 November 2022
Venice Biennale
Landscape of Geometry II - © kamel mennour
Daniel Buren, Latifa Echakhch, David Hominal, Bertrand Lavier, François Morellet, Robin Rhode, Ugo Rondinone, Landscape of Geometry II
4 September — 7 October 2021
Opening 4 September 2021, 15:00 — 00
kamel mennour, 6 rue du Pont de Lodi, Paris 6
Miroir du ciel - Espace de l’Art Concret - © kamel mennour
Latifa Echakhch, Zineb Sedira, Miroir du ciel
4 July — 3 October 2021
Espace de l’Art Concret, Mouans-Sartoux
Latifa Echakhch - Jewish Museum of Belgium - © kamel mennour
Latifa Echakhch, Ellis Island
30 April — 29 August 2021
Jewish Museum of Belgium, Brussels
Art Basel OVR Portals - © kamel mennour
Mohamed Bourouissa, Latifa Echakhch, Camille Henrot, Art Basel ‘OVR: Portals’
16 — 19 June 2021
Art Basel Online Viewing Room
Latifa Echakhch - Galerie Bernheim-Jeune - © kamel mennour
Latifa Echakhch, & Miriam Cahn, Corps à corps
28 May — 12 June 2021
Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Paris
Lucas Ratton x kamel mennour x Galerie kreo - © kamel mennour
Daniel Buren, Latifa Echakhch, Douglas Gordon, Camille Henrot, Anish Kapoor, Tadashi Kawamata, Bertrand Lavier, Lucas Ratton x kamel mennour x Galerie kreo
11 December 2020 — 31 March 2021
Galerie Lucas Ratton, Paris
Group show - © kamel mennour
Mohamed Bourouissa, Daniel Buren, Latifa Echakhch, Michel François, Camille Henrot, Anish Kapoor, Lee Ufan, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, François Morellet, Group show
13 January — 6 March 2021
kamel mennour, 6 rue du Pont de Lodi, Paris 6

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