Latifa Echakhch was born in Khnansa, Morocco, in 1974 and grew up and studied in France, where she had moved with her family at the age of three. She currently lives and works between Paris and Martigny, Switzerland. Strongly critical of the mechanisms of power and their effects on the identity of individuals, her sculptures and installations draw on objects from everyday life and cultural symbols that she decontextualises in order to explore globalised, postcolonial societies. Her work on the contemporary world, which also includes video and photography, often contains veiled references to artists and works from art history. She has exhibited her work at numerous solo and group shows around the world.