Marija Kanavin

We are born and we die and in between we lay trails of stories within the web of our existence. I seek to reflect upon the stories of the ones that came before me. Through my own experiences and relationships with the people, places and objects directly related to the traces recorded through my family tree I consider my connection to my family, their experiences and how they have influenced me.

Marija Rebekka Kanavin Gutans (b. 1996) is a Norwegian and Latvian visual artist, born and raised in Norway. Her practice explores themes of identity, relationships, memory and history. Through photography she considers the way she learns, looks and reflects upon our past, contemporary moment and coming changes.