art events icon ARTIST RESIDENCY

February 27 – March 10, 2017

“Mapping is essential, and it functions less as an accurate description of territory and more as an entry into the possibilities and prejudices that inhabit a certain place at a certain time.”

Tuesday, February 28 / 3:30pm @ the GRICC - ROOM 363
Thursday, March 2 / 3:00-4:15pm @ ROOM 101
WORKSHOP on MAPPING: Friday, March 3 / 10am -1pm @ the John Young Museum of Art

MAP Office is a multidisciplinary platform devised by Laurent Gutierrez (b. Casablanca) and Valérie Portefaix (b. Saint-Etienne). This duo of artists has been based in Hong Kong since 1996 working on physical and imaginary territories using varied means of expression including drawing, mapping, photography, video, installations, performance, and literary and theoretical texts. Their projects chart the long-term history of human appropriation of land. For the last decade they have engaged the global development of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and the Pearl River Delta region of China, recorded in a number of key publications, including Unreal Estates of China (2007); My PRD Stories (2005), HK LAB (2002); HK LAB 2 (2005). They are currently working on a number of mapping projects concerned with the history of islands and oceans.

MAP Office projects have been exhibited in major international art, design and architecture events including: Singapore Biennale (2016), Yokohama Triennial (2017), Seoul Biennale (2017), 7th Asia Pacific Triennial (2012); 1st Kiev Biennale (2012); 6th Curitiba Art Biennale (2011); 7th, 11thand 12th Venice Architecture Biennale (2000, 2008, 2010); Canary Island Biennale (2009); Prospect.1 New Orleans (2008); 7th Gwangju Biennale (2008); 10th Istanbul Biennial (2007); 52nd Venice Art Biennale (2007); 15th Sydney Biennale (2006); 1st Paris Triennial (2006); 2nd Guangzhou Triennial (2005); 1st Singapore Biennale (2006); 2nd, 3rd and 5th Hong Kong-Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale (2007, 2009, 2013).

This artist residency and its related events are part of UHM ART: CRITICAL GEOGRAPHY IN HAWAI‘I SERIES that highlights local and international artists who address social-cultural concerns associated with space, place, and environment in O‘ahu. Programs consider diverse approaches by artists including mapping and map-making and visual story-telling.

This event is made possible by the Student Activity Program Fee Board.

Contact: Jaimey Hamilton Faris |