Ingrid Bugge

Ingrid Bugge

Copenhagen, Sealand, Denmark

About Ingrid Bugge

Ingrid Bugge is a multi-media artist based in Copenhagen, Denmark, working primarily in fields of photography, video and installation.

Ingrid Bugge uses her camera as a tool of research.
Since 2006 she has been testing the boundaries of intimacy and human knowledge, of nature and of emotion. Often focused on the body, Bugge sets out to explore themes of sensuality, movement, passion and authenticity, conveying a dream-like sense of ecstacy and weightlessness.

Yet, rather than simply tracing reality, Ingrid Bugge interprets and translates it.
Taking from the masters of renaissance, her examination of reality transcends through her classically inspired, digitally edited collages, creating a unique process of work from the studio or stage, to a screen and over to a canvas print.

A visual silver lining which runs through Bugge´s work is the human body, which has been a subject of research for artists since the dawn of art. Yet, in her unique way, Bugge presents a new take on it.

Like the anatomist-artists of the renaissance, Ingrid Bugge explores the physicality of the human body, but in order to through it reveal a wider, deeper thought.


2010-2011 Initiator and coordinator of Culture Harbor 2011 on Refshaleøen
2010 Campaign Manager for Theater Asterions House
2007-2008 Danish Red Cross – Campaign Manager for Christmas 2008
2007 Egmont Magasiner A/S – Marketing Manager with special responsibility for cross-media development
1999-2007 Project Manager for Danish Broadcasting Corporation, lead editor and coordinator for large multimedia productions
1998-1999 HT – Project Coordinator, Communications Strategist
1994-1997 Project Manager at COWI A/S
1989- Freelance photographer for DR, Politiken, Weekendavisen, BT, The National Museum, Tycho Brahe Planetarium, Wonderful Copenhagen, Kunde og Co, Roskilde Festival, Asterions House, Sorte Hest Theater, Egmont Magasiner, HK, Danish Red and private clients
1988-1989 Danish Red Cross – photographer, researcher and museum employee


Fulgsanghus, Ingrid Bugge Retrospective, Hørsholm, Denmark. Juli 23 – Aug 21 2016

COBRA-RUMMET at Sophienholm, Olive Tree, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark, Oct 12.-23 2016

The House in Asnæs, Retrospective , Asnæs, Denmark, Apr 22- May 24. 2017


Solo exhibitions
COBRA-RUMMET at Sophienholm, Olive Tree, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark, Oct 12.-23 2016
Fulgsanghus, Ingrid Bugge Retrospective, Hørsholm, Denmark. Juli 23 – Aug 21 2016
Gallery Ingrid Bugge, The Three Giants, Frederiksberg, Denmark. May 19 – Jun 22 2016
Gallery Ingrid Bugge, Venusfanger, Frederiksberg, Denmark. Dec 10 – Jan 14 2016
Gallery Kunsthuset , Frederiksberg, selected works. Frederiksberg, Denmark. Feb. 26 – Mar 18 2015
Gallery Belle, selected works. Vejle, Denmark. From Mar. 22 2015
House of Asterion, selected works. Copenhagen, Denmark. Aug. – Dec. 2014
Art Center Silkeborg Bad, The Essence of Ballet. Silkeborg, Denmark. May – Sep. 2014
The National Library, Between the Lines - Søren Kierkegaard. Copenhagen, Denmark, Nov.- Dec. 2013
Løgum Monastery Retreat, Between the Lines - Søren Kierkegaard. Løgumkloster, Denmark. Oct. 2013
The Royal Danish – The Old Stage, The Essence of Ballet. Copenhagen, Denmark. Apr.- Dec. 2013
Paludan Art Gallery, selected works. Copenhagen, Denmark. Oct. 2011
Copenhagen Photo Festival, Mermaids. Copenhagen, Denmark. Jun. 2011
Fotocafée, Selected works, Copenhagen, Denmark. Apr. 2011
Refshalen musical society /Refshalen Festival 2010, selected works. Copenhagen, Denmark. Nov. 2010
The Ship Yard Loft, The Sensual Being. Copenhagen, Denmark. Jul. 2010
Gallery Y, The Sensual Being. Copenhagen, Denmark. May 2010
Copenhagen Photofestival, The Sensual Being. Copenhagen, Denmark. May 2010

Group exhibitions
The House in Asnæs, Retrospective , Asnæs, Denmark, Apr 22- May 24. 2017
Lys over Lolland, selected works. Sakskøbing, Denmark. Aug. 2015
Gallery Gl. Lejre, selected works. Lejre, Denmark. Aug. 2015
Gallery Hokuonotakumi, Between the Lines – Søren Kierkegaard. Ginza, Tokyo. Oct. – Nov. 2013
Galleri Knud Grothe, selected works from The Essence of Ballet. Charlottenlund, Denmark. 2013
Copenhagen Photo Festival, In The Blue. Copenhagen, Denmark. Jun. 2012
Galleri Kedelrummet i Gilleleje, selected works. Gilleleje, Denmark. Sep. 2012
LithoArt, selected works. Charlottenlund, Denmark. Dec. 2010
Skabelonloftet, Open Doors. Copenhagen, Denmark. Nov. 2010
Gallery Kunsthuset Frederiksberg, Sensual Landscapes. Frederiksberg, Denmark. Oct. 2010
Museum of National History, Frederiksbog Castle, Portrait Now. Hillerød, Denmark. May – Oct. 2009

Awards & nominations
2009 Nominated for the Nordic Portrait Prize
2007 Nominated for Japan Prize for best innovative cross-media production for
2006 Silver medalist of MCA Award for documentary production on
2005 Winner of the Prix Italia Web for a special poetic visual presentation of H.C. Andersen as a person and his writings
2005 Winner of Prix Europa Special Award for innovative visual communication at
2005 Nominated for Japan Price for best innovative cross-media production of H.C. Andersen.

Ballettens Indre Rum // The Essence of Ballet, Ingrid Bugge, CPH Art Publishing, 2014
The Essence of Ballet - Painting with my camera, Ingrid Bugge, Multi-touch iBook, 2014
Overgivelse // Surrender. Catalogue for the exhibition in Grundtvigs Church, september 2011. Texts by author Synnøve Søe, philosopher Karsten Fledelius, actor Charlotte Munck og rocket scientist Peter Madsen.