MOCA Toronto presents Greater Toronto Art 2021 (GTA21)


Kara Springer, The Earth & All Its Inhabitants (detail), 2019 (dimensions variable, wood, primer, c-print, light box, found materials)

MOCA Toronto presents Greater Toronto Art 2021 (GTA21)

September 29, 2021 – January 9, 2022

Greater Toronto Art 2021 (GTA21) centres on what feels most urgent to artists today.

On September 29, 2021, the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto (MOCA) will launch Greater Toronto Art 2021 (GTA21), a museum-wide triennial survey. This first edition brings together 21 of among the most exciting artists and art collectives working in relation to the Greater Toronto Area today and captures an extraordinary moment in time.


Kareem-Anthony Ferreira, House Calls from Uncle Sean (detail), 2020, oil, mixed media and canvas, 72 x 85 ½ inches. Courtesy of the artist, Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles and Towards Gallery, Toronto.

21 Greater Toronto artists address the pressing issues of our time and our city.

Organized by guest curator Daisy Desrosiers, adjunct curator Rui Mateus Amaral, and MOCA artistic director November Paynter, the exhibition will include new works by: Ashoona Ashoona and Alexa Hatanaka, Ghazaleh Avarzamani, Nour Bishouty, Jesse Chun, Tom Chung, Common Accounts – Igor Bragado and Miles Gertler, Julia Dault, Azza El Siddique, Kareem-Anthony Ferreira, Aaron Jones, Pamila Matharu, Native Art Department International – Maria Hupfield and Jason Lujan, Oluseye, Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum, Jagdeep Raina, Tony Romano, Jennifer Rose Sciarrino, Walter Scott, Kara Springer, Sahar Te, The collective of Parastoo Anoushahpour, Faraz Anoushahpour and Ryan Ferko.


Aaron Jones, Conscious Energy on the sea (detail), 2021, 109 x 146 in. Courtesy of the artist and Zalucky Contemporary, Toronto.

The exhibition spans all three floors of the Museum in a range of media including drawing, sculpture, performance, painting and video. Beyond the Museum walls, the exhibition features several public artworks, digital components, a variety of public programmes and learning initiatives, and an accompanying publication.

Greater Toronto Art is defined by MOCA’s pledge to artists to commission new projects that add to a local and global discourse.


Timed ticketing and physical distancing in place.

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