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 in Denmark. Lives and works in Copenhagen.

 

EDUCATION

1996 – 2005 – Professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Arts’s painting school, Copenhagen, Denmark

1994-1996 – Professor at the Funen Art Academy, Odense, Denmark

1976 – 1982 – Royal Danish Academy of Art, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

COLLABORATIVE PROJECT: DANH VO, PETER BONDE, HEINZ PETER KNES, PHUNG VO

2020

National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan

2019

Untitled, Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou, China; Take Ninagawa Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; TEFAF Booth of Marian Goodmann Gallery, New York, United States; “May You Live in Interesting Times”, 58th Biennale of Venice, Italy; “Untitled”, South London Gallery, United Kingdom

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020

Natalia Hug Gallery, Cologne, Germany

Pole Paintings, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Sorø Kunstmuseum, Sorø, Denmark

 

2016

Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles, United States

New Works, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

MIER, Los Angeles, United States

2014

Natalia Hug Gallery, Cologne, Germany

2013

SOD Space of Drawings, Copenhagen, Denmark

Six Sculptures and Forty-Seven Drawings – Marie Kirkegaard Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2011

David Pestorius Projects, Brisbane, Australia

2008

Galleri Brandstrup, Oslo, Norway

2007

Galerie Asbæk, Copenhagen, Denmark

2006

Danish Contemporary Painting – ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj, Denmark

2004

Wake up the sun is in your face – Galerie Asbæk, Copenhagen, Denmark

2003

Kunsthalle Göppingen, Göppingen, Germany

Headless Tour 2003 – New Paintings, Brigitte March International Contemporary Art, Stuttgart, Germany

2001

DCA Gallery, New York City, United States

2000

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

1998

Galerie Asbæk, Copenhagen, Denmark

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020

All Together Now, Kunsten Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg, Denmark

Décollage II, Ringsted Galleriet, Ringsted, Denmark

2019

Before the Fall of the Wall, ARoS Museum of Modern Art, Aarhus, Denmark

2018

Flesh, RØM, Valby, Danmark

Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2017

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

Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Group Exhibition On Photography, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Peter Bonde & Melou Vanggaard, Some Old Bullshit, Carlsberg Byens Galleri & Kunstsalon, Copenhagen, Denmark

2016

Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Berliner Bahnhof – CCA Andratx, Andratx, Mallorca, Spain

2015

Peter Bonde y Javier Tapia – D21 Proyectos de Arte, Santiago, Chile

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, Norway

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

2010

The Wild 80’s – ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishøj, Denmark

Peter Bonde & Jason Rhoades – Half Snowball, Andersen’s, 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

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, Canada

2005

Morrow Complex Summer Party – Christopher Cutts Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Highlights – National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark

2004

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

2003

Fra Objektiv Til Objekt – Den frie udstilling, Copenhagen, Denmark

Die Nacht des Jägers … – the Night of the Hunter … – Brigitte March International Contemporary Art, Stuttgart, 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

Gaba, Marzouk, Sooja, Bonde, Kusolwong, Hadjithomas And Joreige – INOVA -Institute of Visual Arts, Milwaukee, United States

2000

Monochromes – University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane, Australia

1999

Farvefænomener – bemalinger i dansk skulptur 1947-1998, Charlottenborgs Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark

48th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale / Biennale di Venezia – La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

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, Australia

Museum Denmark – ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishøj, Denmark

1990

Ponton Temse – SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium

8th Biennale of Sydney 1990 – The Readymade Boomerang, Sydney, Australia

1988

Danemark 88 – Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, France

Sixteen Drawings – National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark

1987

The Wild Danes – Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland

1986

Limelight – Charlottenborgs udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark

Crazy about Art – ARoS Museum of Modern Art, Aarhus, Denmark

 

COLLECTIONS

Esbjerg Art Museum, Esbjerg, Denmark. National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark. Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens, Denmark. ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj, Denmark. Kunsten, Aalborg, Denmark. Trapholt, Kolding, Denmark. Kunstmuseet Køge Skitsesamling, Køge, Denmark. Randers Art Museum, Randers, Denmark. Sorø Kunstmuseum, Sorø, Denmarj. Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg Museum of Art, Wolfsburg, Germany. Elgiz Collection, Turkey. Axa Northern Sterin, Cologne, Germany.