Mikael Levin looks at how the echoes and values of everyday scenes resonate in a larger historical context. Working in photography and film, his projects often intersect the particulars of his family history with the general movements and major events of the 20th century. Through such works his images explore the representation time and place, memory and document, and commonality and beauty.
His work 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 (Notes from the Periphery). His work is included in the permanent installation of the Jewish Museum in Berlin and he is represented in major collections such as those of the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), the Metropolitan Museum (New York), the International Center of Photography (New York), the Jewish Museum (Berlin), the Fonds National d’Art Contemporain (Paris), the Bibliothèque Nationale (Paris), and Moderna Museet (Stockholm).
Mikael Levin lives in New York.