Mikael Levin explores our conceptions of place, identity and temporarily. His photographs are often of commonplace, everyday sites that, while seemingly insignificant in themselves, tie in to larger historical events or movements of our times. By way of these places, his photographs form a topography of societal structures, predispositions, influences and memory.


Levin's work is organized by projects. Many of these are drawn from personal or familial stories. That documentary aspect is balanced by the emphasis he gives to the auratic and material quality of his images. His black and white, analog photographs broaden the images beyond their specificity.


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 Biennale in 2003.


Levin's work is found 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.



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