Born in Stockholm, Sweden 1957. Lives and works in Stockholm.

Ernst Billgren is one of Swedens most well-known and appreciated artists; it is no exaggeration to claim that he is an institution within the Swedish art world. His art explores different techniques and media, he works in a variety of media: painting, sculpture, mosaic, photography, film and set design, architecture, and literature. For some, Billgren s art has been described as "kitsch" and "art for the masses", but by freely mixing that what may be called for "good" or "bad taste" he challenges narrow opinions not only on art, but also on life and the world we live in.