Greater Toronto Art 2024, March 22–July 28.



Creative Conversations: GTA21 Curators Rui Mateus Amaral, Daisy Desrosiers, & November Paynter

Thursday, January 27, 2022
 | 6:30 pm
 – 7:30 pm 

 | Online

 | Free

Join the curators of the exhibition Greater Toronto Art 2021 (GTA21), Daisy Desrosiers, Rui Mateus Amaral and November Paynter, as they reflect and expand on the process of establishing a new triennial and realizing its inaugural edition with twenty-one local artists and collectives. This conversation is intended as an open dialogue; the curators welcome questions and thoughts from participants.

GTA21 is a large-scale exhibition defined by its pledge to Toronto artists and the commissioning of new projects that add to local and global discourse.



Daisy Desrosiers is a guest curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto and the director and chief curator of the Gund Gallery at Kenyon College. She is trained as an interdisciplinary art historian and curator. Through the lens of cultural studies and postcolonial theories, her recent research is concerned with the role of commodities in contemporary practices, such as the usage of sugar.

Rui Mateus Amaral is adjunct curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto.

November Paynter is artistic director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto.

Image Credit: Foreground: Walter Scott, Read the Room, 2021. Fabric, cardboard, metal wire, paper, painted steel, neon, wood. Courtesy the artist and Cooper Cole, Toronto. Background: Julia Dault, Final Call, 2021. Dye-sublimated blackback polyester, galvanized steel, enamel. Courtesy the artist and Bradley Ertaskiran, Montreal; Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York and Aspen, CO; and China Art Objects, Mérida, Mexico. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid.

Venue Information

Online | Zoom

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