Latifa Echakhch was born in 1974 in El Khnansa, Morocco, and lives and works in Martigny, Switzerland. Her sculptures, paintings, and installations poetically incorporate culturally-loaded objects and concepts to expand the viewer’s staid associations with them. Her work has been widely exhibited in one-person exhibitions at institutions including Centre Pompidou, Paris; Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio; Kunsthaus Zurich; MACBA, Barcelona; Nouveau Musée National de Monaco; Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel; Swiss Institute, New York; Tate Modern, London; Le Magasin, Grenoble; and Fondazione Memmo, Rome. She has participated in the Istanbul Biennial, the 54th Venice Biennale, the 11th Sharjah Biennial, and Manifesta 7 in Bolzano, Italy. She was awarded the Marcel Duchamp Prize in 2013 and the Zurich Art Prize in 2015. In 2021, she will represent Switzerland at the Venice Biennale.