Peter Bonde

Overview

Peter Bonde (b. 1958) graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Art (1976-82). He was a professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Arts’s painting school from 1996 to 2005 and represented Denmark at the Venice Biennale in 1999 (with Jason Rhoades). Since the 1980s, Bonde has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions both in Denmark and abroad and he is represented in all major Danish art museums including The Danish National Gallery, ARoS, the art museum Trapholt and Esbjerg Art Museum. He is also represented at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany and in the private collections Elgiz Collection,Turkey and Axa Northern Stern in Cologne.

Peter Bonde’s experiments with painting, during the past three decades, covers everything from the use of perishable materials, assemblage, collage, painting on canvases with pre-printed photographs, to the installation of video screens on the canvas.

His new works are merely oil paintings, but the experiment and the expansion of painting is still very central, as Bonde has replaced the traditional canvas with a special, ultra-reflecting mirror foil. Bonde’s colorful strokes, and spontaneous style of painting is now suddenly in constant interchange with the ultra-reflective foil, which incorporates both space and viewer inside the painting. The foil – simultaneously with mirroring the room – seems to dematerialize itself, and the painted motif is thus the only thing remaining, floating weightless in the space as quivering, luminous strokes.

Selected Works

Biography / CV

Born 1958, Denmark.

EDUCATION
1976 – 1982 Royal Danish Academy of Art
1996 – 2005 Professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Arts’s painting school

SELECTED SOLO SHOWS
2016
Peter Bonde, Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles, United States
New Works, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Peter Bonde, MIER, Los Angeles, United States

2014
Peter Bonde, Natalia Hug Gallery, Cologne, Köln, Germany

2013
Peter Bonde, SOD Space of Drawings, Copenhagen
Peter Bonde, Six Sculptures and Forty-Seven Drawings – Marie Kirkegaard Gallery, Copenhagen,
Denmark

2011
Peter Bonde, David Pestorius Projects, Brisbane, Australia
Peter Bonde, Mirror Foil, Andersen’s Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

2008
Peter Bonde, Galleri Brandstrup, Oslo, Norway

2007
Peter Bonde, Galerie Asbæk, Copenhagen, Denmark

2006
Peter Bonde, Danish Contemporary Painting – ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishoj, Denmark
Peter Bonde, Galleri Brandstrup, Oslo, Norway

2004
Peter Bonde, wake up the sun is in your face – Galerie Asbæk, Copenhagen, Denmark

2003
Peter Bonde, Kunsthalle Göppingen, Göppingen, Germany
Peter Bonde, Headless Tour 2003 – New Paintings – Brigitte March International Contemporary Art,
Stuttgart, Germany

2001
Peter Bonde, DCA Gallery, New York City, United States

2000
Peter Bonde, Malerei/Installation – Brigitte March International Contemporary Art, Stuttgart, Germany

1998
Peter Bonde, Galerie Asbæk, Copenhagen, Denmark

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018
Flesh, RØM, Valby, Denmark

2017
Grey and Beige Portfolio, Elgiz Museum of Art, Istanbul, Turkey

2016
Summer in the City 2016, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Berliner Bahnhof – CCA Andratx, Andratx, Mallorca, Spain

2015
Peter Bonde y Javier Tapia – D21 Proyectos de Arte, Santiago
Javier Tapia Y Peter Bonde: Bicéfalo. Double Headed South – Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
Santiago Chile (MNBA), Santiago, Chile
This Sticky Mess Will Get Us There – Nordic Contemporary, Paris, France
Peter Bonde & Sebastian Dacey – kunsthalle/PLU41, Berlin, Germany
Peter Bonde & Sebastian Dacey – Galerie Matthias Jahn, Munich, Germany
Fra Samlingen – Galerie Wolfsen, Aalborg, Denmark

2014
Summer in the City – Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Trace 14 – Proje4L – Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul, Turkey

2013
Summer in the City – Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
As We Perform It – Franklin Street Works, Stamford, United States
An Artist Collecting Art – Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen, Norge
Director´s Choice 7-9-13 – ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark

2012
Alpha-Beta-Gamma – BKS Garage, Copenhagen, Denmark
Six Paintings – Gallery Shibboleth, Frederiksberg, Denmark

2011
The Appartment: Paperworks – Galerie Wolfsen, Aalborg, Denmark
The Third Party – Beaver Projects, Copenhagen, Denmark
10/4 – A Private Collection – Galerie Asbæk, Copenhagen, Denmark

2010
The Wild 80’s – ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishoj, Denmark
Peter Bonde & Jason Rhoades – Half Snowball – Andersen’s Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Red One – Galleri Claus Christensen, Copenhagen, Denmark

2009
Queensland Art 2009 – David Pestorius Projects, Brisbane, Australia
Die Welt als Bühne – NBK – Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany
Folkstone Prism – Casino Metropolitano, Mexico City, Mexico
WHAM – painting & beyond – Den frie udstilling, Copenhagen, Denmark
Multiples – Co-Lab., Copenhagen, Denmark
Swing Time Free style – Charlotte Fogh Contemporary, Aarhus, Denmark

2007
Selection 2007 – Proje4L/Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul, Turkey
At the end of the rainbow – Bm-Suma Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul, Turkey

2006
20th Anniversary Group Exhibition – Christopher Cutts Gallery, Toronto, ON
Boisterous- loud and energetic – group show – Andersen’s Copenhagen, Copenhagen
Highlights – Statens museum for kunst, Copenhagen

2005
Morrow Complex Summer Party – Christopher Cutts Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Highlights – Statens museum for kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark

2004
Nordic Art – MKM Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst, Duisburg, Germany

2003
Fra Objektiv Til Objekt – Den frie udstilling, Copenhagen, Demark
Die Nacht des Jägers … – the Night of the Hunter… – Brigitte March International Contemporary Art,
Stuttgard, Germany

2002
STARS and BRIGHTS – Brigitte March International Contemporary Art, Stuttgart, Germany
“What about Hegel (and you)?” – Brigitte March International Contemporary Art, Stuttgart, Germany

2001
Det nordiske landskab – Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens, Denmark
Start! – CCA Andratx, Andratx
Gaba, Marzouk, Sooja, Bonde, Kusolwong , Hadjithomas And Joreige – INOVA – Institute of
Visual Arts, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

2000
Monochromes – University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane, Australia

1999
Farvefænomener – bemalinger i dansk skulptur 1947-1998 – Charlottenburg udstillingsbygning,
Copenhagen, Denmark
48th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale / Biennale di Venezia – La Biennale di Venezia,
Venice
Hovedværker fra museets samlinger – Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens, Denmark

1998
Wild Roads – ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark
The Louisiana Exhibition. New Art from Denmark and Scania – Louisiana Museum of Modern Art,
Humlebæk, Denmark

1997
On Painting (On the Edge of Painting), SCA Gallery, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney, Australia
Museum Denmark – ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishoj, Denmark

1993
Maleri, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark

1990
Ponton Temse, SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium
8th Biennale of Sydney 1990, The Readymade Boomerang – Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

1988
Danish Art, Galleri F15, Moss, Norge
Danemark 88, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, France
Sixteen Drawings, Statens museum for kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark

1987
The Wild Danes, Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland

1986
Limelight, Charlottenburg udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark
Crazy about Art, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmarj

1984
God & Grammar, Charlottenburg udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen

COLLECTIONS
Esbjerg Art Museum, Esbjerg. Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen. Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens. ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishoj. Kunsten, Ålborg. Trapholt, Kolding. Kunstmuseet Køge Skitsesamling, Køge. Randers kunstmuseum, Randers. Sorø Kunstmuseum, Sorø. Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg. Elgiz Collection, Turkey. Axa Northern Sterin in Cologne.