In Mikael Levin’s work we see a topography of memory. Brought up in a family of writers and artists, Levin’s work intersects the particulars of his diverse family history with the general movements and major events of the 20th century. His photography and video projects, often focused on understated, everyday scenes, expand our cultural and historical awareness.
Mikael Levin has been exhibited widely in the US and in Europe, including solo exhibitions at the Jewish Museum, Paris, 2010, the Berardo Museum, Lisbon, 2009, the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, 2003, the International Center of Photography, New York, 1997, and Fundacion Mendoza, Caracas, 1980. His work was included in the Venice Biannual in 2003.
His work is represented in major collections such as those of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, the Metropolitan Museum, New York, the Jüdisches Museum, Berlin, the Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Paris, and Moderna Museet, Stockholm.