Brendan George Ko

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. Ko received his BFA in photography from Ontario College of Art & Design in 2010, and completed a Masters in Visual Arts at the University of Toronto in 2014. Here his practice shifted further into video and sound. Ko has shown his work locally and internationally including solos with Angell Gallery, Toronto; Contact Gallery, Toronto; LE Gallery, Toronto and group shows with Frogner Stasjon, Oslo; Red Hook Labs, Brooklyn; Birch Contemporary, Toronto; Camden Image Gallery, London. Ko has been the recipient of numerous awards including Contact Festival Portfolio Award (2017), Magenta Flash Forward Finalist (2018), Red Hook Lab’s New Artist Finalist (2018). He is also included within several collections including TD Bank and BMO Financial Group and has worked for such clients as The New York Times, The New Yorker, Vogue, Patagonia, Bloomberg Business Week, A&E Networks, and The Walrus.

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Instagram Takeover – Brendan George Ko

A portrait of a black man in profile, set against the lilac sky and the rose gold setting sun.