The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) collaborated with PIA in presenting their biennial group exhibition of work by contemporary artists living in Toronto. Titled Empire of Dreams, Phenomenology of the Built Environment, this survey exhibition reflected the beat and pulse of contemporary art produced in the GTA. Empire of Dreams, Phenomenology of the Built Environment included work by prominent artists whose practices may be well-known and others who may be up-and-coming. There is a very strong case to be made for showcasing Toronto artists, who are every bit as strong as those in Montreal and Vancouver but who do not have the same collective or individual strength of profile.
Artists: Dan Bergeron, Joda Clément with Nigel Craig, Liam Crockard, Dorian FitzGerald, Sara Graham, Alberto Guedea Zamora, David Han, Janet Jones, Yvonne Lammerich, Tristram Lansdowne, An Te Liu, Samina Mansuri, Alex McLeod, Jade Rude and Bruno Billio, Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak, T&T (Tyler Brett and Tony Romano), Josh Thorpe, David Trautrimas