Ivan Hrkaš was born in Sarajevo in 1978. After completing elementary school, he moved to Israel. While enrolled in the prestigious Academy of Fine Arts "Bezalel" in Jerusalem, in 1998 he returned to Sarajevo and enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts, the direction of graphic design, from which he graduated in 2004 with master’s degree in the field of photography. There he is also a lecturer on the subjects Basics of Photography and Photography since 2005. Since May 2012, he has taught as a visiting professor at the College of Design in Ljubljana (Slovenia).
During the last five years he is engaged in sociological photography which is also the topic of his master’s degree. He has exhibited in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria, Montenegro, Tunisia, Slovenia, Serbia, United Kingdom, Israel, Mexico, USA, and won awards at numerous festivals. He published graphic works and photos in local and international journals. He worked in the organization of the Festival "Sarajevska zima" and participated in various local and international projects in the field of culture and arts.