Jenny Källman

Källman’s work oscillates between documentary and staged photography. Her work has been described as stills from a film, with her imagery in close link to the fantasies of the viewer.  A recurring theme in Källman’s work is the vulnerability of young people within open or closed spaces. Her early work documents the rituals and strictly set rules underwritten by the urban youth. In her recent work Källman is more drawn to the abstract realm. She makes photographs of her studio, of night time streets, fragments of different material, common or trivial things transformed by different light settings, reflections, mirror images, where the images are no longer  moments and places, they are events and spaces. The images become placeless and magical.

Jenny Källman’s work is represented at The Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm and in many other institutions and private collections. Selected group exhibitions comprise “The Visible” at Artipelag (2014) and at “Golden Sunset” at the Museum of Modern art in Stockholm (2017-2018). In 2016, Källman´s latest book The Rectangle’s Sharp Stare (Art and Theory) was shortlisted for the Swedish Photographers Union’s prize for best Swedish book of photography.

Artist's website


Available Works
Hide Away2020
Silvergelatin print
Ed 3
99 x 123 cm
62 000 SEK
Runaway Boot2020
Silvergelatin print
Ed 3
30 x 39 cm
26 000 SEK
April I2020
Silvergelatin print
Ed 3
38 x 30,5 cm
26 000 SEK
April II2020
Silvergelatin print
Ed 3
38 x 30,5 cm
26 000 SEK
Silk Road2018
Pigment print
Ed 3
132,5 x 103 cm
67 000 SEK
Evil Hat2018
Pigment print
Ed 3
132,5 x 103 cm
67 000 SEK
Dead Angle2018
Pigment print
Ed 3
88,5 x 112,5 cm
58 000 SEK
Pigment print
Ed 3
77 x 62 cm
45 000 SEK
Birch Forest2013
Pigment print
Ed 3
90 x 125 cm
62 000 SEK
Light's Up2015
Pigment print
Ed 3
125 x 103 cm
65 000 SEK
Seance VII2009
Pigment print
Ed 50
57 x 76 cm
46 000 SEK
Signal Vision2015
Pigment print
Ed 3
120 x 88 cm
62 000 SEK


Upcoming Exhibitions
Previous Exhibitions
IUS INTER 2 – A group exhibition
Explore Exhibition

Jenny Källman

Jenny Källman was born 1973, lives and works in Stockholm. She has a degree from the university of Film and Photography in Gothenburg and The University College of Art, Craft and Design (Konstfack) in Stockholm, where she received her master’s degree of Fine Arts in 2002.


1998-2002 University Collage of Arts, Stockholm, Sweden
1994-1997 University of Photography and Film, Gothenburg, Sweden

Solo Exhibitions

Casino, Björkholmen Gallery, Stockholm
Shutter, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Lounge, Björkholmen Gallery, Stockholm
Surveillance, Crystal at Parkaden, Stockholm
Operakällarens Veranda, Stockholm
Museo de la Ciudad de Querétaro, Mexico City
Caps Light, Crystal Contemporary Art, Stockholm
Borlänge Konsthall, Borlänge
David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Instantanés, Institut Suédois, Paris, France
In My Tree, Crystal Palace, Stockholm
Four Seasons, Xposeptember, Hotell Diplomat, Stockholm
White Tiger, AK28, Stockholm
Galleri 54, Göteborg
Galleri Konstfack, Stockholm
Galleri Format, Malmö

Group Exhibitions

IUS INTER, Björkholmen Gallery, Stockholm
C/O Stockholm, Björkholmen Gallery, Stockholm
Winter Show, Gallery Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm
Salone di Bisol, Björkholmen Gallery, Stockholm
Velvet Ropes, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
C/O Stockholm, Björkholmen Gallery, Stockholm
So Real, Really So, Galleri Thomassen, Gothenburg
Salon d'Antoine, Björkholmen Gallery, Stockholm
Golden Sunset, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
1, en samlingsutställning, Björkholmen Gallery, Stockholm
In The Pines-Slight Return, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Winter Show, Gallery Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm
On the Immense and the Numberless, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Fryspunkt, Grundemark Nilsson Gallery, Stockholm
Chart Art Fair, Copenhagen, Denmark
De Synliga, Artipelag, Stockholm
Voyage, Cercle Suédois, Paris
She´s here, Fotogalleriet, Oslo
Phantasma, Gallery Kalhama & Piippo Contemporary, Helsinki
Group show, Crystal, Stockholm
She´s in the Picture, CFF, Stockholm
Under yta, över tid, Konsthallen i Varberg, Varberg
Sometimes I wish I could just disappear, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen
Das Swedische Model, Galerie Im Regierungsviertel, Berlin
Svensk Fotografi på 00-talet, Falkenbergs Museum, Falkenberg
Market, Stockholm
Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Los Angeles
Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam
Zoo Art Enterprises, London
Art Copenhagen, Copenhagen
War Within, Reinier van Ewijk Projects , Amsterdam
I´d Never Willing Do you Harm, Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art, New York
Top Of The World, Crystal Palace, Stockholm
Universe Will Be Very Sunny Tomorrow, Roger Björkholmen, Stockholm
Pictures Of You, ALP/Peter Bergman, Stockholm
Spiralhuset, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm
Instabilt, Kulturhuset, Stockholm
Ny svensk fotografi, Hasselbladcenter, Göteborgs Konstmuseum
Konst 2 Skärholmen, Stockholm
Galleri Valfisken, Simrishamn
IASPIS öppna ateljéer, Stockholm
Shilling Banco, After shopping, Kulturhuset, Stockholm
Set 2, Modern Talking, Enkehuset, Stockholm
Pendang, Norrköpings Konstmuseum, Stockholm
Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm
173 cm, Konstakuten, Stockholm
Prognos, Galleri Format, Malmö


Books, Press, Publications in magazine and reviews

The Rectangle's Sharp Stare, art&theory publishing, 2015
C-Print, 2014
The Visible, Contemporary Swedish Photography, 2014
Swedish contemporary photography, art&theory publishing, 2013
Surveillance, art&theory publishing, 2012
Works Of Jenny Källman 2002-08
Rodeo 2013
Plaza 2012
Utflukt 2012
DN 2011, text by Jessica Kempe
Svenska Dagbladet 2013, text by Joanna Persman
Aftonbladet 2011, text by Malena Rydell
Konsten 2011, text by Jacob Kimvall
Konstnärer och dess ateljéer, 2012 by Anette Mörner and Anne Nyblaeus, text by Bo Madestrand
Edit revue 2009, Paris


Moderna Museet, Stockholm;d
Statens konstråd
Hasselblad Foundation
Västra Götaland Region
Stockholms läns landsting
Landstinget Gävleborg
Sveriges allmänna konstförening
Landstinget Stockholm stad
Gothia Towers Göteborg


2016 IASPIS, residence grant in Stockholm
2013 Swedish Arts Grants Comittee, Two year working grant
2011 Swedish Arts Grants Comittee, project grant
2007 Swedish Arts Grants Comittee, Two year working grant
2005 Stockholm City Art Award
2004 Hasselbald foundation
Swedish Arts Grants Comittee, One year working grant
2003 Iaspis, Studio Program in Stockholm