Bettina Camilla H. Vestergaard (b. 1975, Denmark) is a contemporary artist residing in Copenhagen. In her research-based work, Vestergaard engages in a dialogue with the architecture, history, botany and people of a chosen site, focusing on the intersection of the personal and public spheres. Through visual, spatial and written narratives, she takes a playful and poetic approach to the documentary tradition, questioning the representation of photography and investigating the cognitive space between words and images – as well as the inherent potential of this space when gazing upon the unknown and unfamiliar.
Vestergaard’s work has been featured in an array of exhibitions in Denmark and abroad at institutions including Fotografisk Center in Copenhagen (DK), the Museum of Contemporary Art in Roskilde (DK), Momentum – Nordic Biennial for Nordic Contemporary Art in Moss (NO), CCA – Glasgow's Centre for Contemporary Art (SCO), Munich City Museum (DE) and MAK Center for Art and Architecture in Los Angeles (US).
Her artist book "As I Wander Through the Park" is published by Space Poetry (DK).
Vestergaard also educates, lectures and curates. She is one of the initiators of STOREY INSTITUTE - An Interdisciplinary Platform for Contemporary Art in central Copenhagen.
Vestergaard earned her MFA from Malmö Konsthögskola (2005) and Interdisciplinary Studio, University of California, Los Angeles (2004).