Born in 1974 in El Khnansa (Morocco), LATIFA ECHAKHCH lives and works in Martigny (Switzerland). Kamel Mennour and Latifa Echakhch have been working together since 2009.
Her work has been presented in France and abroad in numerous solo exhibitions: at the Museum Haus Konstruktiv and Kunsthaus in Zurich, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the macLYON, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, the Columbus Museum of Art (Ohio), the MACBA in Barcelona, the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, the Frac Champagne-Ardenne in Reims, the Bielefelder Kunstverein, the Kunsthalle Fridericianum in Kassel, the Swiss Institute in New York, the Tate Modern in London, Le Magasin in Grenoble, the Memmo Foundation in Rome; as well as group exhibitions: at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the MoMA PS1 in New York, the Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona, the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston, the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; and as part of the Istanbul Biennial, the 54th Venice Biennale, the 11th Sharjah Biennial, the Jerusalem Art Focus Biennale and the Manifesta 7 in Bolzano.
Latifa Echakhch won the Marcel Duchamp Prize in 2013 and the Zurich Art Prize in 2015.
Latifa Echakhch will represent Switzerland at the 59th Venice Biennale in 2021.