Marjo Levlin is a visual artist working and living in Helsinki, Finland.
Marjo Levlin’s artistic work often deals with history and memory and often she finds inspiration or threads to emerging stories in collected or found objects. These items may raise intriguing questions and lead to a process of research, contemplation, daydreaming, reflection or simply play the role as materia for her projects.
Marjo Levlin deals with personal and universal matters reflecting life and phenomena around us, dealing with both social and political topics in an indicating, subtle mode. She also uses the matter of chance as a working tool, which has lead to opening up surprising and new worlds.
Marjo Levlin prefers to work in different media, letting the matter of subject affect the visual direction that will be used. The process of finding visual and material solutions for these questions is an important part of her work. She started out as a painter but during the last ten years she mostly has worked with installations and short films.
Marjo Levlin’s installations and films have been shown in both solo and group exhibitions in museums as Helsinki City Art Museum, Theatre Museum Helsinki, Turku Art Museum, Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art Vaasa, Nordic House, Reykjavik IS, Ordrupgard Museum, Copenhagen DK and in art galleries and film festivals in Finland and internationally.
She had been rewarded with art prices from Stina Krook foundation in 2014 and from Grönqvist foundation in 2013.