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b. 1997, China

Map Office Biography

Founded in 1997 by Laurent Gutierrez and Valerie Portafaix, MAP OFFICE moves the boundaries of traditional architectural practice with work that ranges from territorial and urban planning to gallery installations. With maps, master plans, statistical data, essays, video and photographs, they engage ideas of spatiality and mobility in contemporary territories, and more precisely examine the mechanisms of production and distribution and their impact on local geography and environment. 

Map Office Featured Artworks

Ghost Island [Noppharat Thara Beach, Krabi] by Map Office contemporary artwork
Map OfficeGhost Island [Noppharat Thara Beach, Krabi], 2019Chromogenic print on archival art paper
100 x 170 cm
Not for sale
Asia Art Archive
Liquid Land | Solid Sea-Chart by Map Office contemporary artwork
Map OfficeLiquid Land | Solid Sea-Chart, 2016C-print on Hahnemuhle Art Paper
150 x 200 cm
Pearl Lam Galleries Contact Gallery
Island is Land by Map Office contemporary artwork
Map OfficeIsland is Land, 2009video

Not for sale
Duddell's
Island Profile by Map Office contemporary artwork
Map OfficeIsland Profile, 2013C-print on Hahnemuhle fine art paper, burn wood, acrylic paint
65 x 65 cm
Not for sale
Duddell's

Map Office Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Slippages at Pearl Lam Galleries, Shanghai
Closed
12 November 2016–7 January 2017 Group Exhibition Slippages Pearl Lam GalleriesShanghai
Contemporary art exhibition, Group show, FRAMED: AI WEIWEI AND HONG KONG ARTISTS at Duddell's, Hong Kong
Closed
5 November 2013–7 February 2014 Group show FRAMED: AI WEIWEI AND HONG KONG ARTISTS Duddell'sHong Kong

Map Office Represented By

Hanart TZ Gallery contemporary art gallery in Hong Kong Hanart TZ Gallery Hong Kong

Map Office In Ocula Magazine

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Sovereign Art Foundation Announces Shortlist for 2020 Prize Ocula News Sovereign Art Foundation Announces Shortlist for 2020 Prize Hong Kong, 19 March 2020

Nominees for the US $30,000 prize hail from 18 countries across Asia and the Pacific.

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Doryun Chong Ocula Conversation Doryun Chong By Anna Dickie, Hong Kong

Doryun Chong is Chief Curator at M+, Hong Kong’s super museum for visual culture. Prior to joining M+, Chong was Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, and prior to that, he was a curator in the visual arts department at Minneapolis’ Walker Art Center from 2003 to 2009. At MoMA, Chong...

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Doryun Chong Ocula Conversation Doryun Chong By Anna Dickie, Hong Kong

Doryun Chong is Chief Curator at M+, Hong Kong’s super museum for visual culture. Prior to joining M+, Chong was Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, and prior to that, he was a curator in the visual arts department at Minneapolis’ Walker Art Center from 2003 to 2009. At MoMA, Chong...

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William Zhao Ocula Conversation William Zhao By Anna Dickie, Hong Kong

The last decade has seen an extraordinary interest in the art of China, yet Hong Kong artists have been significantly overlooked in this bubbling and frothing phenomena. It is timely therefore that Ai Weiwei, arguably the most well-known of the Chinese artists, has chosen to curate an exhibition in Hong Kong featuring only Hong Kong artists; and...

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Map Office In Related Press

'An Atlas of Mirrors,' Singapore Biennale 2016 Related Press 'An Atlas of Mirrors,' Singapore Biennale 2016 22 November 2016, art agenda

Under the artistic direction of Susie Lingham, Director of the Singapore Art Museum, and nine other curators, the fifth edition of the Singapore Biennale, An Atlas of Mirrors, showcases sixty artists and three artist collectives from nineteen countries and territories around South, East, and Southeast Asia. Spanning eight venues in close...

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'Tell Me a Story: Locality and Narrative': 11 stories from Asia at Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai Related Press 'Tell Me a Story: Locality and Narrative': 11 stories from Asia at Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai 1 July 2016, Art Radar Journal

Tell me a story sounds like a demand, but it is not a request for the truth. The exhibition is concerned with disrupting the narratives through which places are constituted. The choice of words is a warning too; this is not easy art with anecdotes and colourful locals, but art about how a change in perspective can produce a different territorial...

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Honolulu Biennial in 2017 to spotlight local and international contemporary artists Related Press Honolulu Biennial in 2017 to spotlight local and international contemporary artists 23 February 2016, The New York Times

Hawaii has a population of more than 1.4 million people but not a single museum is dedicated to contemporary art, said Isabella Ellaheh Hughes, a co-founder of the first Honolulu Biennial, which will open in spring 2017. “We can both highlight our tremendous local talent as well as bring in national and international contemporary artists...

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