Now Open: Greater Toronto Art 2024, March 22–July 28.


Partner Events

An Index Opening Reception

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
 | 6:00 pm
 – 9:00 pm 
 | Free

Join us to celebrate the first exhibition of Akin residency artists at MOCA:

Adria Mirabelli, Carrie Chisholm, David Constantino Salazar, Emily Woudenberg, Emma White, Eva Kolcze, Helen Liene Dreifelds, Humboldt Magnussen, Jennifer Dany Aubé, Jessica Thalmann, Jieun June Kim, Leone McComas, Liang Wang, Maren Boedeker, Nuff, Polymetis, Raoul Olou, Raquel Da Silva, Samar Hejazi, Sara Mozafari, Stephanie Avery, Su Bin Ee, Tanya Louise Workman, and Walter Segers.

This location at 158 Sterling Road is a site of making: from its beginnings as a historic car parts factory, to an underground venue for raves and artist studios. Throughout the past year, the fourth floor of MOCA has served to extend this legacy by opening space for studios, residencies, as well as programs exploring art’s utilitarian role in contemporary society. In the context of the site’s histories, this exhibition features works by artists who have produced within this space as part of the inaugural Akin Studio Programme. An Index makes visible the labours of artistic creation through an open and honest charting of the processes, challenges, delights, and failures of making art in the city.


Curated by Marsya Maharani and Marjan Verstappen of Younger than Beyoncé Gallery.

This event is free and open to the public. There will be a cash-only bar.



MOCA Toronto aims to be a barrier-free and accessible museum for all.
This event will take place on Floors 1 and 4 of the Tower Automotive Building. Each floor has elevator access. We have two wheelchairs that are available to borrow. Service animals are welcome.

We are in the process of updating our website to ensure full accessibility.

If you have other needs we should know about, contact us at in advance of your visit to make arrangements.

Image Credit: Graphics by Strike Design Studio, inspired by an archival image of factory labour at Aluminum Co. of Canada, headquartered at 158 Sterling Road.

Venue Information

MOCA Toronto

158 Sterling Rd
Toronto, ON  M6R 2B7