MAP Office

MAP Office is a multidisciplinary platform devised by Laurent Gutierrez (b. 1966, Casablanca, Morocco) and Valérie Portefaix (b. 1969, Saint-Étienne, France). This duo of artists/architects has been based in Hong Kong since 1996, working on physical and imaginary territories using varied means of expression including drawing, photography, video, installations, performance, and text. MAP Office projects have been exhibited in over 100 exhibitions at prestigious venues including: MoMA and the Guggenheim Museum, New York; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing; Witte de With, Rotterdam, and over 30 biennales and triennials around the world, including five contributions to the Venice Biennale in Art and Architecture (2000, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010). Their cross-disciplinary practice has been the subject of a monograph, MAP OFFICE – Where the Map is the Territory (Office for Discourse Engineering, 2011). MAP Office was the recipient of the 2013 edition of the Sovereign Asian Art Prize.