ARTIST AT A GLANCE
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Brendan George Ko (b.1986, Toronto, ON) is a document-based storyteller raised in Ontario, New Mexico, Texas, and Hawai’i, and is now based in Toronto and Maui.
Throughout his life, he has lived in many different places. Although he would eventually leave these locations, the stories, cultures, and experiences remain with him forever. His practice is about sharing these places, people, and their stories with a wider audience by using the medium of visual arts. Each story is unique and, therefore, determines what context he uses. Over the course of his practice, this has taken on the forms of photography, video, sound, sculpture, installation, literature, web-design, and curation. Though his medium and stories change; his goal has always been to provide transparency into cultures and people that are unfamiliar or misconceived, by representing their voices through art.