Artist Talks

Ingrid Bugge offer four different artist talks about her fine art photography projects: I Paint with my Camera, The Essence of Ballet, Words of Mathematics and The Soulfull Tree. Read more about the different talks below. Each talk last about 1,5 hour, but we can tailor a talk specifically to your needs. For booking and prices please contact

artist talks

I Paint with my Camera:

In this talk Ingrid Bugge will take you on a journey through a number of her fine art photography projects. She will tell you why and how her works are made and you will hear some of her favourite anecdotes from my many travels. As an artist she has travelled around the world; gathered inspiration, worked with many amazing creative people and really gotten under the skin of different cultures from around the world – I will share those experiences with you.

The Essence of Ballet: She followed The Royal Danish Ballet for two years, and from her observations she created a collection of collages that captured the soul of the dancers. The art project consists of 63 pieces and they are translated into an exhibition, an art book and an a art film.

Between the Lines: In this art project she has interpreted seven of Søren Kierkegaards essays about existential concepts such as anxiety, despair and happiness. In this project the handwritten texts melts into a collection of underwater photographs of bodies in motion.

Words of Mathematics: This project is made in collaboration with Copenhagen University. The idea was to grasp mathematics as a language and visualize it, so it becomes more than formulars.

Surrender: She decorated the cathedral Grundvigs Kirke in Copenhagen using the theme ‘surrender’. The idea was to explore: what it mean to surrender and how do people relate to the word as well as the concept.

The Essence of Ballet:

The two years Ingrid Bugge spend with The Royal Danish Ballet has made a mark in her. She is left with a deep respect and understanding of the talent, the passion and persistence it takes to be able to perform the virtuosic art of ballet. In this talk she will tell you stories from her time at The Royal Ballet and how it affected my work. Ingrid Bugge will talk about ballet as an expression and give you in insight into the process of the art project; the challenges that happens along the way. This talk is a unique opportunity to gets insights about my artistic practice and hear about the hidden adventures that unfold behind the scenes at a royal ballet. Read more about The Essence of Ballet.

Words of Mathematics:

In this talk Ingrid Bugge will tell you about the scientific and interdisciplinary decoration project, Words of Mathematics. The project is created in a collaboration with Copenhagen University, Nathalie Wahl, who is a professor in mathematics on the Insitute of Mathematics, and John Donaldson, who is also a professor in mathematics. Ingrid Bugge will provide you with insight into the artistic process and the interdisciplinary collaboration with the academic and scientific world. She will also tell you about my unique experience in using art as a means to communicate scientific research. Words of Mathematics blur the lines between art and science and challenge the traditional way of communicating mathematic. Read more about Words of Mathematics.

Soulful Tree:

In this talk Ingrid Bugge and actor and storyteller Vigga Bro will tell you about our joint art project Soulful Tree, which they have created with the award winning olive farmer, Catullo Manciocchi. Inspired by old myths, adventurous dryads, and the bucolic scenery of Italy, they have all contributed to this still expectant art project that explore the souls and creatures living in trees. Our interpretation will result in a collection of photographic pieces, where you can detect the soul of lonely warriors, lovers and mystic creatures. The pieces will be accompanied by Vigga Bro’s incredible stories. In this talk Ingrid Bugge will tell you about how story turns into art, the connection between art and nature, and artistic collaboration. This is a tactile event and will go very well with food or olive oil-tasting. Read more about Soulful Tree.