Peter Bonde (b. 1958) is a Danish visual artist, living and working in Copenhagen.
Peter Bonde 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). Bonde is the recipient of the Eckersberg Medal in 2003 and awarded Statens Kunstfond’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.
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.
Since the 1980s, Bonde has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions both in Denmark and abroad and he is represented in numerous Danish and international collections, including Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, ARKEN Museum for Modern Art, Ishøj and Kunsten Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg. Internationally, he can be found in collections such as Can Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, Turkey, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany and Turku Art Museum, Finland.