Visual artist | Denmark
Peter Brandt (b. 1966) is a Danish visual artist based in Copenhagen. He studied at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and The Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm.
Brandt’s works is influenced by 1970s feminist body art, trauma theory, masculinity studies and art historical material. The (wounded) male body is Brandt’s most vital material either in
performative photographs and video works or in the making of hand-crafted works in a wide range of materials.
Solo shows include History of Violence, Galleri Image, Aarhus, Denmark 2021, Monument to Violence, Memory of The Future, Paris, France 2019 and in 2016 did Västerås Art Museum, Västerås, Sweden organize Post Trauma Documents, a comprehensive mid-career survey exhibition with selected works from 2000-2016.
Recent group exhibitions include Still Here, Staromestská galeria, Zichy Palace, Bratislava 2022, Rematerialisations, Destiny's, Oslo 2022 and Ecopoetics of Generic World, Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles 2022.
Brandt had residencies at Delfina Foundation, London, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, Circolo Scandinavo, Rome and The Danish Institute in Rome. Writers and cultural critics like Laura Cottingham, Joanna Frueh, Tomas Lagermand Lundme, Bo Nilsson, Aukje Lepoutre Ravn, Annelise Schübeler and Jeppe Ugelvig have all written essays about his work.
In 2020 the book No Safe Place was published by Really Simple Syndication Press and in the same year, he received the Danish Arts Foundation’s three-year working grant.