Photograph by Yannick Anton

Ekow Nimako was born in Montreal and studied Fine Arts at York University. He began using LEGO® in his practice in 2013 and has since cultivated a unique approach to sculpting the iconic material. In 2015 he explored the theme of animal extinction with his monumental sculpture, Silent Knight, commissioned by the City of Toronto for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche. 2016’s Grey Matters, commissioned by the Baycrest Foundation featured a monochromatic, larger-than-life human brain as a public statement about brain health. Ekow’s most expansive body of work, Building Black, explores black identity through an afro-surrealist lens.