Arvo Leo, (born 1981 in Aotearoa, New Zealand) is a Canadian artist who lives in the Netherlands.
As an artist and filmmaker, Leo creates interactive art works, sculptures and open-ended films. He uses natural elements like plants, sea creatures, celestial symbols, and human-made materials and objects in his site-specific work.
By translating landscapes, animate and inanimate objects into moving images, he questions relationships between rituals and domestic daily life and reconfigures these concepts into playful and absurd films and surprising gift-giving transactions.
In 2019, Arvo was part of the exhibition Elsewheres Within Here curated by Jo-Lene Ong at Framer Framed, Amsterdam.