Bouchra Khalili is a Franco-Moroccan creator who currently lives in Berlin and works with video, photography, drawing and installations. She studied film at the Sorbonne and visual arts in École Nationale Supériere at Cergy. She often uses the film documentary genre to redirect the conventions according to which citizens are asked to present themselves before the state using testimonies, portraits and political discourses. The artist takes on the challenge of developing a critical and ethical approach to questions of citizenship, community and political agency. The New York MoMA acquired the eight videos of The Mapping Journey in 2015, and is the only museum that possesses the full series.