Maud Houssais (born in Laval, western France, in 1990), is a freelance researcher based in Rabat, who organizes her work around strategies developed by Moroccan artists to get away from institutions, based on a study of artistic activities in the public place from 1960 to 2000. She was an associate curator, in 2017, for the exhibition ‘Migrant Bauhaus’, directed by Marion Von Osten and Grant Wilson, and also contributed to the preparation of the catalogue for the exhibition ‘Volumes fugitifs. Faouzi Laatiris et l’Institut national des beaux-arts de Tétouan’, presented at the MMVI in Rabat in 2016. Her essays have appeared, among other places, on the online platform ‘Afrique In Visu’ and in the catalogue for the Bamako Biennale in 2016. In charge of projects at L’appartement 22, Rabat, between 2011 and 2016, she has also worked with different art institutions in Africa and Europe.