Join Ingvar Kenne as he leads us on a discussion through his transition from conscripted hospital photographer to award winning artist.
Ingvar Kenne's life long commitment to portraiture has culminated in four monographs, spanning works captured across more than 50 countries and over thirty years. These monographs, (titled: Chasing Summer, Citizen, The Hedgehog and The Foxes) will be available to purchase on the night.
Ingvar will also speak of his expanding repertoire of visual formats and never before seen projects he has in the making.
As Lucida Magazine wrote regarding Ingvar: 'Working between Australia and the US, Ingvar Kenne practice delves into the fields of portraiture, in which he has been working in for over a decade. Whilst continuing work on his ongoing projects, book releases and shows, Ingvar dedicates his time to The Pool Collective. Founded by Sean Izzard and Simon Harsent, Pool is a group of photographers housing the creative talents of Danny Eastwood, Simon Harsent, Christopher Ireland, Sean Izzard, Juliet Taylor, Steven Popovich and Ingvar himself. The collective’s work specialises in visual communication, encompasses photography, motion, commercials, branded content, documentaries, events, exhibitions, publications and alchemy'.
About Ingvar Kenne
He studied Photography Bachelor of Arts at the University of Gothenburg between 1988-1991.
The same year he completed his studies Kenne had a solo show at the Museum of Modern Art in Borås, Sweden. It was in 1992 Kenne published his first monograph – ON THE SIDE (Tidens Förlag, Sweden). An exhibition also toured over a two year period. He then embarked on several journeys around the globe.
The culmination was an around the world trip by motorcycle, resulting in his second monograph – CHASING SUMMER. (Bird Press 2004). Paul Theroux wrote the foreword.
In 2005 at the Cannes Lions festival, for an inaugural event called “New Photographers – The Hottest Talent Of Tomorrow”, Kenne was selected as one of 31 photographers worldwide, to be exhibited and discussed during a seminar. That exhibition toured Europe and showed in New York.
His work has been exhibited worldwide I countries including England, France, Spain, Sweden, Italy and Australia. He has received several fellow ship Grants from the Arts Council of Sweden.
In 2009 he won the National Photographic Portrait Prize at NPG in Canberra. He was also runner up in the prestigious Moran Photographic Prize the same year.
In 2010 he was part of group shows at the Gold Coast Art Gallery as well as being selected again for the National Photographic Portrait prize, making it three out of three.
In 2012 his solo show CITIZEN, opened at the National Portrait Gallery in conjunction with a book launch, making it his third portrait monograph.
It has since toured five capital cities in Australia.
In 2014 he was included in final selection for the Bowness Prize at Monash Gallery for the 3 rd time.
Kenne divides his time between Sydney and New York.