MAP Office

MAP OFFICE is a multidisciplinary platform devised by Laurent Gutierrez (born 1966, Casablanca, Morocco) and Valérie Portefaix (born 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 literary and theoretical texts. MAP Office projects have been exhibited in major international art, design, and architecture events, and their cross-disciplinary practice has been the subject of a monograph, MAP OFFICE – Where the Map is the Territory (2011), edited by Robin Peckham and published by ODE (Beijing). In 2013, MAP Office was the recipient of the 2013 edition of the Sovereign Asian Art Prize.