Annette Messager (b. 1943, Berck-sur-Mer, France) is known for her installation work that often incorporates photographs, prints, drawings and various other materials. Her work explores feminist ideals of freeing women from the roles assigned to them by men and by society through both caricature and satire. She also challenges notions of identity and explores ideas of the human body through disjointed images of body parts and deconstructed stuffed animals. Her assemblages utilizing taxidermized animals, processions of stuffed toys or votive images of the body are often described as fantastical or even morbid. Messager was part of the inaugural International Artist in Residence cycle at Artpace in 1995.