Born in Karlstad (Sweden) in 1969, JH Engström has been building over the last two decades a major work that questions the conditions of our existence in the form of installations combining photographs, films and books.
His work, which contains a strong autobiographical dimension, is based on his experience as a moving artist - JH Engström has been living in Sweden, USA and France - and questions the role of private memory, the relation to our origins, the link between cities and natural environments, and modes of representation and domination in our contemporary societies.
His work has been the subject of numerous monographic exhibitions including Värmlands Museum (Sweden, 2009 and 2017), FOAM Amsterdam (Netherlands, 2014), National Media Museum, Bradford (UK, 2010) and Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg (Sweden, 2005). His works are house in numerous collections including Fotomuseum Winterthur (Winterghur, Switzerland), the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (USA), the Museum of Modern Art / Moderna Museet, Stockholm (Sweden) and Musée Nicéphore Niépce (Chalon-sur-Saône, France). He is the author of critically acclaimed and awarded books, including the trilogy made of Trying to Dance (published by Journal in 2003), Tout va bien (Aperture, 2015) and Revoir (Akio Nagasawa Publishig / Journal, 2017).
JH Engström currently lives between Paris and the Swedish region of Värmland.