Marquez Art Projects (MAP) is a non-profit foundation dedicated to championing 
emerging visual artists.

Located in the Allapattah neighborhood of Miami, MAP hosts exhibitions, supports the creation of new work, and connects artists with wide and diverse audiences.

Founded by John Marquez, a lifelong resident of Miami, MAP takes inspiration from the Magic City and seeks to foster dialogue locally and globally. MAP also regularly makes major philanthropic gifts in the categories of the arts and health.

John Marquez is a Miami-based real estate developer, investor and restaurateur. An avid collector of contemporary art, Marquez focuses on living artists, with a passion for championing emerging and Miami-based talents.

Marquez began collecting over a decade ago with well-known artists like Banksy and KAWS, and has grown to over 1000 diverse global artists.

MAP foundation showcases highlights from Marquez’s collection, including works by artists: Nina Chanel Abney, Rita Ackermann, Derrick Adams, Harold Ancart, Hernan Bas, Loriel Beltran, Andre Butzer, Brian Calvin, George Condo, Jadé Fadojutimi, Tomoo Gokita, Rashid Johnson, Ewa Juszkiewicz, Yoshitomo Nara, Robert Nava, Nicolas Party, Anna Park, Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Emily Mae Smith, Josh Smith, Vaughn Spann, Claire Tabouret, Robin Francis Williams, among many others.

Marquez contributes to museums nationally and serves as a Trustee at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami. In 2021, Marquez’s Michelin star restaurant, Sushi Noz, located in Manhattan was named by OAD as #9 on their list of Top Restaurants in North America and #1 Sushi restaurant.


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