Latifa Echakhch

1974 · Morocco

Artist biography

Latifa Echakhch is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Morocco, like other renowned artists such as Achraf Touloub, Essaydi, Lalla, Lalla Essaydi, Saden Younes, and Hamza Halloubi. Latifa Echakhch was born in 1974.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Latifa Echakhch's work is on display in 4 galleries around the world, in countries like the United Kingdom, Belgium, and Italy. Some of those galleries are Kamel Mennour | London in the United Kingdom, Galerie Dvir in Belgium, and Kamel Mennour | Rue du Pont de Lodi in France. Latifa Echakhch's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Magnolias at Kamel Mennour | London in the United Kingdom. The exhibition was open from 03 June 2019 until 12 July 2019. Latifa Echakhch's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galerie Dvir in Brussels (04 September 2019 - 18 October 2019) with the name Several Times and Galerie Dvir in Brussels (08 May 2019 - 21 June 2019) with the name Step 13. Latifa Echakhch's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Permanent Collection and took place at MAC VAL | Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne in Paris, France from the 16 November 2005 to 30 December 2022.

Further Biographical Context for Latifa Echakhch

Latifa Echakhch was born in 1974 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1990s. Art in the 1990s was defined at the beginning of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse collective of creatives, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, alongside being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most renowned artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other artists included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their art became known for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became known for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They gained a large amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the decade. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Conceptual photography led by German ideas and artists came to prominence. Artists such as Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained major recognition, and inspired other artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall, who experimented with the kind of cinematic expansiveness associated with the German artists’ work. Painters like Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger exerted a notable influence on younger artists.

Latifa Echakhch

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