Ingvar Kenne studied for his BA in Photography at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
In 1992, Kenne had both his first solo show at the Museum of Modern Art in Borås, Sweden and published his first monograph, On The Side. His second book Chasing Summer, for which Paul Theroux wrote the foreword, was the culmination of a two and a half year motorcycle trip around the world.
He has been a regular contributor to Colors Magazine and for several years worked with editors Oliver Chanarin and Adam Broomberg. At the 2005 Cannes Lions festival, Kenne was selected for inclusion in New Photographers – The Hottest Talent of Tomorrow.
His work has been exhibited internationally including in England; France; Spain; Sweden; Italy; USA and Australia and he is recipient of several Fellowship Grants from the Arts Council of Sweden.
In 2009 he won the National Photographic Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery, Australia. In 2012 his show and book launch, CITIZEN, opened at the NPG. Kenne’s 4th book The Hedgehog and the Foxes was published in 2015 and he is currently finishing The Ball, due for release in 2018 by Journal, Sweden.
Ingvar Kenne is represented by The POOL Collective in Sydney and Snyder Represents in New York and divides his time between the two cities.