Ekow Nimako

Toronoto / Canada

With an unmistakable style, Ekow Nimako uses Lego to create enchanting artworks and installations deeply rooted in otherworldly Black narratives. His unique attention to form enables his artwork to transcend the iconic bricks and reach new heights of materiality, while exploring potent themes of mythology, fantasy and alternate African civilizations. Nimako studied fine arts at York University, and lives and works in Toronto, Canada. […]

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With an unmistakable style, Ekow Nimako uses Lego to create enchanting artworks and installations deeply rooted in otherworldly Black narratives. His unique attention to form enables his artwork to transcend the iconic bricks and reach new heights of materiality, while exploring potent themes of mythology, fantasy and alternate African civilizations. Nimako studied fine arts at York University, and lives and works in Toronto, Canada.

About his UN Biennale artwork // “To feed the village the young must grow”
Using over 80,000 Lego bricks, Ekow Nimako’s installation To Feed the Village the Young Must Grow assembles various figurative artworks from the artist’s “Building Black: Mythos” series in a haunting and magical display. Evoking a mythical garden sanctuary inhabited by great bees and supernatural children, Nimako’s realm is stark and captivating and expresses notions of ecological awareness and the importance and fragility of future generations.

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URBAN NATION Biennale 2019
In the middle of September, Bülowstraße turned into major attraction for fans of Urban Art: around 12,000 visitors came to see the 100-meter-long outdoor installation of the URBAN NATION Biennale 2019. The URBAN NATION museum, which was open at the