Ingrid Bugge is a multi-media artist based in Copenhagen, Denmark, working primarily in photography, video and installation. Often centering on the body, Bugge sets out to explore themes of sensuality, movement, passion and authencity, conveing a dream-like sense of ecstacy and weightlessness.
Trained as an engineer and photographer, Ingrid Bugge has worked as a producer of short films, reportages and web productions for DR (Danish Broadcasting Coorporation) and The National Museum of Denmark among others, before turning to a sole focus on her artistic practice.
Among Bugge’s recent work is a series of photo-collages titled Surrender, exhibited at Grundtvig’s Church in Copenhagen in September 2011.
Currently, Bugge is working on an art installation for Copenhagen University, in which she investigates how mathematics can be comprehended poetically. The project is funded by the Danish National Research Foundation. Previously, Bugge has collaborated with The Danish Dance Theatre, The Danish Royal Ballet and The National Ballet in Santiago.
Ingrid Bugge is further engaged in facilitating cooperation between artists in Copenhagen. In February 2012, Bugge launched her latest brainchild Den Nye Kunstnersalon (The New Artists’ Salon) together with actress Charlotte Munck and film-photographer Kenneth Sorento. Re-inventing the tradition of the salon, the idea is to gather creative people in a stimulating forum, where ideas are nursed, debated and stimulated across disciplines.
2011 Surrender / Grundtvig's Church, Golden Days Festival, Copenhagen
2011 Mermaids / Copenhagen Photo Festival 2011, Toldboden
2010 Refshalen Festival 2010 / Refshalen, Copenhagen
2010 Selected Works / Galerie LithoArt, Charlottenlund
2010 The Sensual Being / Gallery Art House, Copenhagen
2010 Selected works from The Sensual Being / Gallerie Eros, Copenhagen
2010 12 different works of Ingrid's work session / Fotocafeen, Copenhagen
2010 Open doors, 6 - 7 Nov / The Shipyard Loft, Copenhagen
2010 Porträt / Ljungberg Museum, Sweden
2010 The Sensual Being / The Shipyard Loft, Copenhagen
2010 The Sensual Being / GalleriY, Copenhagen Photo Festival 2010
2009 Portrait Nu / Denmarks Portrait Museum, Frederiksborg
2012 - The New Artists’ Salon (Den Nye Kunstnersalon) – initiator
2011 Culture Harbour 2011 (Kulturhavn) at Refshaleøen – initiator and programmer
2010 - Theatre Asterion’s House – campaign manager
2010 - Netværftet – chairman of the board
2009 - Selskabet – chairman of the board
2006 - Self-employed photographer and development consultant for Die Asta Experience, The National Museum of Denmark, Theatre Asterion’s House, Axel Bolvig, Kunde & Co and DR (Danish Broadcasting Cooperation)
2007 - 08 Danish Red Cross – campaign manager
2007 Egmont Magasiner A/S – marketing executive, cross-media development responsibility
1999 - 06 DR (Danish Broadcasting Cooperation) – head of projects, managing editor and interactive-planner of media productions
1998 - 99 HT (Copenhagen’s Transport Authority) – project coordinator of communication strategies and planner of information campaigns aimed at drivers and users of public transport
1994 - 97 COWI – project manager for speed limitation
1989 - Freelance photographer – Wonderful Copenhagen, Roskilde Festival, DR (Danish Broadcasting Cooperation), BT (tabloid newspaper), Sirence magazine, HK (trade union federation), Danish Red Cross, private clients, and others
Awards & nominations
2009 Nominated for the Nordic Portrait Prize.
2007 Nominated for Japan Price for best innovative cross-media production for They Made History at DR (dr.dk/theymadehistory)
2006 Silver medalist of MCA Award for They Made History at DR
2005 Winner of the Prix Italia Web for a particular poetic visual approach at DR on Hans Christian Andersen (dr.dk/hca)
2005 Winner of the Prix Europa Special Award for innovative visual communication at DR on Hans Christian Andersen (dr.dk/hca)
2005 Nominated for Japan Price for best innovative cross-media production of Hans Christian Andersen