b. 1986

Brendan George Ko is a visual storyteller that works in photography, video, installation, text, and sound. His work is about conveying a sense of experience through storytelling, and he describes the image as supplementary to the story it represents. Ko received his BFA from OCAD in 2010 where he majored in photography, and practiced sculpture and curation. During his time in the Masters in Visual Arts program at the University of Toronto his practice shifted into video and sound.

Ko’s work has been included in Flash Forward, the juried exhibition Hey! Hot Shot (NYC), ACT’s Snap! Gala, Buddies in Bad Times' Art Attack. He has had work commissioned by the Sick Kids Hospital and Harbourfront Centre.

“I see every photograph I take as a document; a document of a memory, a document of a person; a time and place, a feeling and a trace (of something that once was, something worth remembering). I am creating and recreating a history of all that I am, with words, and images, so that I can remember beyond my memory, for a record of being.”



I'm Not There Yet. (Jorge's Last Words)

from the series Reminiscence (2008 – 2010)

colour photograph, c-print
image 30”h x 40”w
framed, matted 37”h x 47”w


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