• Partners at MOCA

Partners at MOCA

Floor 1

Forno Cultura

“Forno Cultura is an alternative baking space which feeds the local community with the true taste of Italy.”

Forno Cultura offers light fare such as artisanal sandwiches, biscotti, coffee and a range of beverages.

More about Forno Cultura

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 8am – 6pm
Thursday 8am – 6pm
Friday 8am – 9pm
Saturday 8am – 6pm
Sunday 8am – 6pm

Clouds & Horizon: A Project of Art Metropole

Explore a range of artist-initiated publications, multiples and MOCA Toronto merchandise.

Learn more about Clouds & Horizons

10am – 5pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10am – 5pm
Thursday 10am – 5pm
Friday 10am – 9pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 10am – 5pm

Floor 4


MOCA is proud to partner with Akin to provide affordable rental space to 32 visual artists and cultural practitioners.

Learn more about the Akin Studio Program at MOCA.

Ontario Science Centre

Also on the studio floor, MOCA is collaborating with the Ontario Science Centre to produce works that explore the intersections of art, science and technology for display at the centre.  

More about Ontario Science Centre 

Meet the current OSC artists:

The Alien Agencies Collective

We are a group of artists who wish to produce radical artworks with life as our medium. As a connective thread between our works, we envision a mix of artworks that focus on site-specific non-human e.g. microbial and mycelial exchanges that will take the form of displayed photographs, sculptural forms and participatory workshops.

With a collective emphasis on ‘alien’ or unfamiliar artistic practices, we will use the OSC/MOCA residency as an experiment towards the production of new sentiments, sensations and interconnections, highlighting the aesthetic agencies of non-human entities and our entanglements with them.

Alien Agencies Collective is:

Nicole Clouston

Günes-Hélène Isitan 

Joel Ong

Tosca Terán (www.nanotopia.net, @MothAntler)

Dornith Doherty

A 2012 Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, Dornith Doherty was born in Houston, Texas and received a B.A. cum laude from Rice University and an MFA in Photography from Yale University. In addition to the Guggenheim Fellowship, she has also received grants from the Fulbright Foundation, the Japan Foundation, the Indiana Arts Commission, and the United States Department of the Interior, the University of North Texas, and the Houston Center for Photography. Doherty’s work has been featured in exhibitions widely in the US and abroad at institutions including the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, the Bluecoat, Liverpool, England; the Centro de Fotografía, Tenerife, Spain; the Encuentros Abiertos Photography Biennial in Buenos Aires, Argentina; FotoFest, Houston, Texas; Galerie Lužánky, Brno,
Czech Republic; the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN; the Museum Belvédère, Heerenveen, the Netherlands; the Museum of Photography, Rafaela, Argentina; the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.; the New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM; and the Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ. She has been invited to present scholarly papers and artist talks at over 80 institutions and conferences worldwide.

Doherty’s work has been featured by American Way magazine, BBC’s Focus magazine, Dallas Morning News, Du magazine, Hyperallergic, National Geographic, New Yorker: Photo Booth, Oxford American Journal, Harper’s, Smith Journal Australia, Texas Monthly, Tomboy Tarts, Wall Street Journal, and Wired Magazine, among others.

PA System Art Collective

PA System art collective, a collaboration between artists Alexa Hatanaka and Patrick Thompson, are the current OSC resident artists at MOCA until March 15, 2019. They create public artwork and work in textile, printmaking, painting, and video. They exhibit in institutions internationally, such as the Canada House in London, the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona and the Art Gallery of Ontario. PA System’s recent work is informed by their time spent over the past six years in Kinngait (Cape Dorset, Nunavut), where their ongoing project Embassy of Imagination (EOI) is based. EOI is a visual art and social practice working with and for Kinngait youth.

PA System art collective invites everyone to help create part of the ongoing work Resolution (Mass of Clarity).

Art Metropole. Photo by Tom Sandler Photography.