On March 22, 2024, the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto (MOCA) launches Greater Toronto Art 2024 (GTA24), the second edition of the museum’s highly-acclaimed triennial exhibition. Presenting a constellation of 25 artists, duos, and collectives, GTA24 is a project that challenges the notion of individualism and focuses instead on the interconnectedness of individuals within a larger social fabric.

In consideration of community and equity, the inaugural exhibition, GTA21, focused on what felt most urgent to artists under the drastically changing conditions of the pandemic in 2020–2021. Building on this, GTA24 considers the importance of understanding the history and context of the GTA, featuring a group of intergenerational artists. The exhibition weaves together 15 newly commissioned artworks and live programmes with existing work made between the 1960s and the present. While GTA21 faced physical programming restrictions, GTA24 embraces gatherings and shared spaces, featuring live performances, events, and screenings as central elements of the project. 

Highlighting the unique subject-position of each artist while emphasizing difference as a point of understanding and connection, GTA24 presents a constellation of 25 intergenerational artists, duos, and collectives, and work in a variety of mediums, including video, sculpture, installation, painting, photography, drawing, sound, and performance. The exhibition reflects the dense, energetic, and ever-changing place that is the Greater Toronto Area.

In an evolution of this triennial exhibition, this edition of GTA explores the importance of history to both the present and the future, presenting newly commissioned pieces by artists including Catherine Telford Keogh, Jes Fan, Lotus L. Kang, Sukaina Kubba, and Timothy Yanick Hunter, alongside existing works of contemporary art from past decades going back to the 1960s. Taking part alongside the exhibition, the GTA24 Live Programme will consist of newly commissioned performances and a screening programme delivered in partnership with Paradise Cinema. 

Timothy Yanick Hunter, MOCA’s current Digital Futures resident, is creating a newly commissioned installation for GTA24 that is a continuation of his project True and Functional. In another new commission for GTA24, Catherine Telford Keogh has developed a major new site-specific sculptural installation that builds upon her ongoing research into the deep time of materials, and the historical and present day entanglement of pollution with capitalist industry. 

The exhibition will also include existing work made between 1965 and 2023. This includes two experimental videos by Theo Jean Cuthand reflecting on the artist’s experience with mental illness and the impacts of ongoing settler colonialism, along with Sin Wai Kin’s Turner Prize-nominated film, A Dream of Wholeness in Parts (2021).

Greater Toronto Art 2024 is led by MOCA Curator Kate Wong and two invited guest curators, Ebony L. Haynes and Toleen Touq. Read more about our curatorial team, here. The exhibition will be on view across all three floors of the museum until July 28, 2024.

Participating Artists

Alexis Kyle Mitchell:  Live + Screening Programme
Catherine Telford Keogh
Ésery Mondésir
G.B. Jones
Jean-Paul Kelly
Jes Fan: Live Programme
June Clark
Kamias Triennial: Screening Programme
Lisa Myers
Lotus L. Kang
Mani Mazinani: Live Programme
Matthew Wong

Michael Thompson
Nobuo Kubota: Live Programme
Oliver Husain and Kerstin Schroedinger: Live Programme
Oreka James
Richard Fung: Live Programme
Sharlene Bamboat: Screening Programme
Sin Wai Kin: Live Programme
Sukaina Kubba
Theo Jean Cuthand
Tim Whiten
Timothy Yanick Hunter
Wendell Bruno

Live + Screening Programme

GTA24 Live Programme

The GTA24 Live Programme presents newly-commissioned performances and events that illuminate connections between the GTA and other geographies and histories, laid out as moments for contemplation and gathering.

All events take place at the museum, unless otherwise indicated.

Nobuo Kubota, Performance
Friday, March 22, 2024 | 7 pm | Free 

Artist x Artist: Jes Fan and Sin Wai Kin
Saturday, March 23, 2024 | 2 pm | $25 | Paradise Theatre

Substitution: a Meal
Richard Fung, Immony Men, Peter Morin, Lisa Myers, and Dana Prieto
Monday, May 13, 2024 | 6 pm | PWYC, Suggested Rate $10 | Roncesvalles United Church

Hypericin Yellow Movie, Oliver Husain and Kerstin Schroedinger
Friday, May 31, 2024 | 7 pm | Free

The Treasury of Human Inheritance (Circuits), Alexis Kyle Mitchell and Luke Fowler
Friday, June 21, 2024 | 7 pm | Free

Solar Organ Concert, Mani Mazinani and Collaborators
Friday, July 19, 2024 | 7 pm | Free

GTA24 Screening Programme

The GTA24 Screening Programme reflects the myriad ways that artists express their entanglement with place, whether through urban and personal histories, lived experience, or speculation.

Sasalubong/Will Meet, Kamias Triennial
Saturday, July 13, 2024 | 2 pm | $15 | Paradise Theatre

Both, Instrument & Sound, Sharlene Bamboat
Saturday, July 13, 2024 | 7 pm | $15 | Paradise Theatre

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