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Born in 1974 in El Khnansa, Morocco. Lives and works in Switzerland.

 

Upcoming solo exhibitions

2020
Latifa echakhch – The clouds and the cloud, The Museum für Gegenwartkunst, Siegen
Latifa echakhch, kaufmann repetto, Milan

 

Upcoming group exhibitions

2021
59th venice biennale

 

Selected solo exhibitions

2020
the sun and the set, BPS 22 Charleroi, Belgium

2019
Romance, Fondazione Memmo, Rome, curated by Francesco Stocchi
Magnolias, kamel mennou, London
Freedom and Tree, Kunsthalle Mainz, Germany

2018
La Chapelle Saint-Jacques – centre d’art contemporain, Saint Gaudens, France, curated by Marc Bembekoff and Garance Chabert
Museum Boijmans, Rotterdam, curated by Nina Folkersma
Latifa Echakhch: le jardin méchanique, curated by Célia Bernasconi, Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, Monaco
falling, lovely and beautiful, Kiosk, Ghent, curated by Wim Waelput

2017
Underneath, kaufmann repetto, Milan
Dans la maison vide, Manoir de la Ville de Martigny, Martigny
Nude, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv

2016
Fleck Clerestory Commission Program – Cross Fade, The Power Plant, Toronto
Spring and Fall, Kamel Mennour, London
Ess ich das Buch mit allen Insignien, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich

2015
Zurich Art Prize, Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich
All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain, Protocinema, Istanbul
there’s tears, kaufmann repetto, Milan
Restart, Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Linz

2014
Latifa Echakhch, Espace 315-Centre Pompidou, Paris
Hadash, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv
L’air du temps, Cabinet of Curiosities, Dommuseum, Salzburg All Around Fades to a Heavy Sound, Kamel Mennour, Paris

2013
Horses and Figures, Art Unlimited, Art Basel, Basel
Bait, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv
Laps, Musée d’art Contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, curated by Thierry Raspail Hammer Project: Latifa Echakhch, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, curated by Anne Ellegood
The Scene Take Place, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich
Cabinet of curiosities, Dommuseum, Salzburg

2012
Goodbye Horses, Kunsthaus Zürich, curated by Mirjam Varadinis
Die Vögel, Portikus Island, Frankfurt, curated by Sophie von Olfers
Morgenlied, kunsthalle Basel, Basel, curated by Adam Szymczyk
Verso, kaufmann repetto, Milan
Tkaf, Kamel Mennour, Paris
Currents: Latifa Echakhch, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio,curated by Lisa Dent

2011
From threshold to threshold, Museum Haus Esters, Kunstmuseen, Krefeld
Latifa Echakhch /Label Art 2011, Triennale d’Art Contemporain, Fondation Louis Moret, Martigny Gaya, Darse

2010
Le rappel des oiseaux, GAMeC, Bergamo, curated by Alessandro Rabottini
Le rappel des oiseaux, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France, curated by Florence Derieux
La ronda, Capela MACBA, Barcelona, curated by Bartomeu Mari
Said tea, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv
still life, frame still, FRI ART, Fribourg, curated by Corinne Charpentier

2009
Art Kabinett, francesca kaufmann, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami
Movement and Complication, Swiss Institute, New York
francesca kaufmann, Milan
Partitas, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, Germany
Les sanglots longs, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel
Pendant que les champs brulent, Galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris

2008
Speaker’s Corner, Level Two Gallery, Tate Modern, London

2007
Fifty, Fifty Fantasia, Karma International, Zurich
Il m’a fallu tant de chemins pour parvenir jusqu’à toi, Le Magasin, Grenoble Dérives, Interface, Dijon

2006
promesse, Ecole des Beaux Arts, Valence

2005
Déserts, Show Room, Paris

2004
Call Box, La Box, Bourges

2002
Words don’t come easy to me, Espace Premier Regard, Paris

 

Selected group exhibitions

2020
Vent’anni – Twenty Years, 20th anniversary exhibition, kaufmann repetto, milan

2019
Not a single story II, park Wanas Konst, Knislinge, Sweden
Step 13, Dvir Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
”Your footsteps are the road, for there is no road”– A tour amid the artists of the Marcel Duchamp Prize, Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing Sounds of memories – Morgenlied la, si, do, ré, by Emilie Fabre, Collège de la Source à Mouthe, FRAC, Fonds régional d’art contemporain de Franche-Comté, Doubs, France

2018
International Contemporary Art Exhibition: Armenia 2018 (ICAE), curated by Mazdak Faiznia
Arsenal Contemporary, New York
The Present is Ancient, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Kedem – Kodem – Kadima, curated by Nicola Trezzi, CCA, Tel Aviv
Stories of Almost Everyone, curated by Aram Moshaeyedi and Ikechukwu
Onyewuenyi, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

2017
15th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul
Liaisons/Links project, Academy of France-Villa Medici, Rome
SUR/FACE. Spiegel, Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt/Main
Animal Farm, kaufmann repetto, New York
HAUTE TENSION, Regard sur la scène française à travers huit lauréats du prix Marcel Duchamp, Red Brick Art museum, Beijing
HAUTE TENSION 2, Regard sur la scène française à travers huit lauréats du prix Marcel Duchamp, Times Museum, Canton

2016
Forming in the pupil of an eye, Kochi Muziris Bienale, Kerala
Decor, Boghossian Foundation, Bruxelles, curated by Tino Sehgal, Dorothea von Hantelmann and Asad Raza
On connaît la musique, FRAC – Franche-Comté, Besançon
Répétition, Fondation Boghossian – Villa Empain, Bruxelles, curated by Nicola Lees and Asad Raza
13th Triennial of Small-Scale Sculpture, Alte Kelter Fellbach, Fellbach
EMERGE SELECTIONS 2016, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Je Tu Il Elle, Dvir Galerie, Bruxelles
Dilemma, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv
Dans un monde magnifique et furieux, Galerie Dvir, Bruxelles
afficher – ajuster – annoter – arracher – blanchir – brûler…, Musée du Papier Peint, Château de Mézières, Fribourg
(Sus)tentations, Centre d’Art Brasserie, Foncquevilliers
A Weed is a Plant Out of Place, Lismore Castle Arts, Lismore, curated by Allegra Pesenti
Practising habits of the day, Institute of Contemporary Art Singapore, curated by FormContent

2015
Nel mezzo del mezzo, Museo RISO, Palermo, curated by Christine Macel, Bartomeu Mari and Marco Bazzin
Unendliche Bibliothek, Alte Fabrik, Gebert Stiftung für Kultur, Rapperswil-Jona, Germany curated by Alexandra Blatter
Invitation au voyage -15 ans prix Marcel Duchamp, CENTRALE for contemporary art, Bruxelles
Works on Paper, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich
Work Hard: Selections by Valentin Carron, Swiss Institute, New York
The Language of Flowers, Gucci Museo, Firenze, curated by Martin Bethenod

2014
Le Futur commence ici, Frac Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque, France
L’illusione della luce, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, curated by Caroline Bourgeois
DECORUM-Carpets and tapestries by artists, Power station of Art, Shanghai
Solution de continuité, Frac Franche-Comté, Besançon
Blackboard –Whitepage, Kantonsschule Zürich, Zurich, curated by Maud Châtelet and Ana Roldán
Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, Bruce Conner, Latifa Echakhch, Charles Gaines, Christian Marclay, Oldenburg & van Bruggen, Paula Cooper Gallery, NewYork Revelry, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, curated by Tenzing Barshee

2013
DECORUM, Museé d’Art Moderne, Paris, France, curated by Anne Dressen
Expo1, Moma PS1, New York
Exposition d’été: “Le Prix Marcel Duchamp 2013”, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Libourne, Libourne
Hotel Abisso, Centre d’Art Conptemporain Genève, Switzerland, curated by Andrea Bellini
Re:emerge, Towards a New Cultural Cartography, Sharjah Biennial 11, UAE, curated by YukoHasegawa

2012
La jeunesse est un art, Aargauer Kunsthauss, Aarau
Beirut experience II, Villa Bernaconi, Grand Lancy, Genéve
Latifa Echakhch & Charlemagne Palestine, Drumming like a woodpecker
Signal, Center forContemporary Art, Malmö
All our relations, 18th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, curated by Catherine de Zegher and Gerald McMaster
Double Take, 2nd Mardin Biennal, Turkey, curated by Paolo Colombo and Lora Saraslian
Mediterraneo: Incontri o Conflitti?, Palazzo Gargasole, Gagliano del Capo, Lecce, Italy, curated by Ludovico Pratesi
Copenhagen Contemporary Art Festival, CCAF, Den Frie Center of Contemporary Art, Copenaghen, Denmark
It is what it is. Or is it?, CAMH Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, Texas,curated by Dean Daderk

2011
The Spirit Level, Gladstone Gallery, New York, curated by Ugo Rondinone
A sculpture is not an object, kamel mennour, Abu Dhabi Art Fair, curated by Véronique Wiesinger
Example: Switzerland. Unbounding and Crossing Over as Art, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
Vaduz, Liechtenstein, curated by Roman Kurzmeyer and Friedemann Malsch
The Beirut Experience, Beirut Art Center, Beirut Acquisitions by the Gruppe Junge Kunst from 1970 to the present
Kunsthaus, Zurich
ILLUMInations, 54th Venice Biennale, Venice, directed by Bice Curiger
Eroi, GAM, Turin

2010
21st Century: Art in the First Decade, Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
One Leading Away from Another, 303 Gallery, New York
Strange Comfort (afforded by the profession), Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, curated by Adam Szymczyk and Salvatore Lacagnina
After Architects, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, curated by Adam Szymczyk
Isole mai trovate/Island never found, Palazzo Ducale, Genoa, Italy, curated by Lòrànd Hegyi
Leopards in the Temple, Sculpture Center, New York
La Ciudad Interpretada, The Interpreted City, Xacobeo 2010, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea (CGAC),Concellería de Cultura e Centros Socioculturais de Santiago de Compostela, Auditorio de Galicia, Santiago de Compostela, Espagne

2009
The Pursuit of Pleasure, Barriera, Turin, curated by Salvatore Lacagnina
Henie Onstad Art Center, Oslo
The Spectacle of the Everyday, Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, curated by Hou Hanru
Lichtzwang, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
Latifa Echakhch and Lili Reynaud Dewar, Karma International, hosted by James Fuentes Gallery, New York
The space between, Gävle Konstcentrum, Gävle, Sweden, curated by Mats Stjernstedt
Shifting Identities – (Swiss) Art Today, CAC, Vilnius

2008
Transformational Grammars, francesca kaufmann, Milan
MANIFESTA 7, Bolzano

2007
Studio Museum, Harlem, New York
Strategies of Learning, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucarest Revolution!, Mucsarnok-Kunsthalle, Budapest
Interstices, Heteropia, 1st Biennale of Thessaloniki, Grece, curated by Jan-Erik Lundstrom
Global Feminism, Brooklyn Museum, New York curated by Maura Reilly and Linda Nochlin
Wherever we go, San Francisco Institute of Art, San Francisco and Spazio Oberdan, Milan, curated by Hou Hanru and Gabi Scardi
Open Studio, IASPIS, Stockholm, curated by Elin Strand and Magnus of Petersen

2006
La force de l’art: laboratoire pour un avenir certain, Grand Palais, Paris, curated by Hou Hanru
Geographie d’une occupation, La Suite, Chateau Thierry, France, curated by Jonathan Loppin and Sophie Dubosc
La Fabrique, an extended field of action, AK28, Stockholm

2005
Go Inside, Biennale de Tirana, National Gallery of Art, Tirana, curated by Hou Hanru
Looking at America, Hohenlohe & Kalb Galerie, Vienna
Timeline, Béton Salon, Paris
Just what is it that makes Today’s Homes so Different, so Appealing?, Les Subsistances, Lyon, curated by Thierry Ollat

2004
Time Line, online exhibition (www.time-line.tv), Paris and Windows 42, London, organised by The Store
Public Relation, duo with Katinka Bock, and Public Relation, Public, Paris, curated by Antje Weitzel
Occupation #1 / Time Line (lancement), Musée d’Art Contemporain, Vitry, France, curated by Franck Lamy
Maisons Témoin, The Store, Paris

2003
Post Diplôme de Lyon, Ateliers de la ville de Marseille, Marseille
Formen der Organisation, Kunstraum der Universität, Lüneburg and Galerie der Hochschule fur Gestaltung und Buchkunst, Leipzig, curated by Ruth Noack and Roger M.Buergel

2002
Synchretic attitude, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, curated by Bernard Marcadé, with Ninar Esber et Santiago Reyes
Cergy Connection, curated by Bernard Marcadé, Ecole Nationale
Supérieure d’Art, Cergy-Pontoise, France ONLY, Post-Diplôme de Lyon, Centre National de la Photographie, Paris Ping, Console, Paris
Le Joli mois de Mais and – Séparaction, Ateliers des Subsistances, Lyon

 

Prizes

2014 Zurich Art Prize 2014

2013 Prix Marcel Duchamp

 

Education

2001–2002 Post Diploma, L’Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts de Lyon, Lyon

1999      DNSEP (félicitations du jury), l’École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts de Cergy-Paris

1997      DNAP (félicitations du jury), l’École Supérieure d’Art, Grenoble

 

Residences

2006      Iaspis, Stockholm

2005-2006 Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris

2004      La Box, Bourges

 

Latifa Echakhch

Latifa Echakhch often introduces associations with ‘cultural mementos’ that reveal a complicated relationships, where symbolic valency is subtracted, its absence suggesting an entirely new meaning and presence. Echakhch re-imagines and re-evaluates found objects and defamiliarizes the vernacular, questioning the meaning embedded in these and, in general, our own relationship and preconceptions towards such objects. Only when supposedly known objects have been emptied of their original meaning can they be read in many ways.

 

Referencing and appropriating the archetypes, ideologies of modernism and beyond, she reflects on the often-prejudiced perception of national and religious identities in works that are both poetic and conceptual, and questions the semantics of cultural paradigms, providing instead what the artist calls “poetic transfiguration”.

 

Latifa Echakhch: selected museum exhibitions

 

Her work has been exhibited internationally in several solo exhibitions in venues such as Kunsthalle Mainz; Fondazione Memmo, Rome (2019); The Boijmans; The Nouveau Musee National de Monaco (2018); The Power Plant, Toronto (2016); the Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich (2015); Centre Pompidou, Paris(2014); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Kunsthalle Basel; Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio (2012); GAMeC, Bergamo; MACBA, Barcelona (2010); Swiss Institute, New York; Fridericianum, Kassel (2009); Tate Modern (2008) and many others.

 

She has participated to the Istanbul Biennial (2017); the Kochi Muziris Biennal in Kerala (2016); 18° Biennale of Sydney (2012); the 54 Venice Biennal (2011); the 10th Biennal of Lion (2009); Manifesta 7 in Bolzano (2008) and the 1st Biennale of Thessaloniki (2007).

 

Among her recent group shows, we can mention the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2018); the Boghossian Foundation in Bruxelles (2016); the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago (2016); the Swiss Institute in New York (2015); Palazzo Grassi in Venice (2014); the Power Station of Art in Shanghai (2014); the Museé d’Art Moderne in Paris; Moma PS1 in New York  (2013) and many others.

 

Latifa Echakhch: exhibitions at the gallery

 

vent’anni – twenty years, 2020, group show at kaufmann repetto Milan

underneath, 2017, solo show at kaufmann repetto milan

Animal Farm, 2017, group show at kaufmann repetto New York

There’s Tears, 2015, solo show at kaufmann repetto Milan

Verso, 2012, solo show at kaufmann repetto Milan

Latifa Echakhch, 2009, solo show at kaufmann repetto Milan

Transformational Grammars, 2009, group show at kaufmann repetto Milan

 

 

selected press

archiv, 2019