In 2000, Monsoon established a unique collection of international contemporary art at the Monsoon Building, London. Central to the formation of the collection, is Monsoon founder Peter Simon and art dealer Thomas Dane. The first acquisition made was the Bottari Truck, a 2.5 ton truck by Korean artist Kimsooja. Loaded with a mound of colourful silk bottaris (multicoloured Korean bedcovers traditionally used for carrying cloth and household objects), the truck was driven by the artist throughout Asia and parts of North and Latin America. The ambitious work helped to form the spirit and direction of the art collection, which although eclectic in its approach and origins tends to reference the idea of travel and the transfers of culture and commerce.
Artists include, among others, Alighiero Boetti, Ernesto Neto, Gabriel Orozco, Chris Ofili, Adriana Varejao, Gabriel Kuri, Simon Patterson, Francis Alys, Fiona Tan and Tania Bruguera.