Peter Brandt (Denmark) is working with negotiations between gender and trauma, investigating masculinities in a social, cultural and historical perspective. The wounded body is Peter’s most vital material, which he explores in, among other things, performative photographs, video works and textiles. Subjects of his work have included assault in different contexts, dehumanisation, illness, suicide, testimonies from refugees, and the communicative collapse between traumatised people and the outside world. Peter’s practice is in dialogue with various types of theoretical thinking, such as feminist theory, masculinity studies, trauma theory and art historical material.
During his residency at Delfina Foundation, Peter will research British feminist art from the 1970s with a specific focus on Jo Spence (1934-92). He will also develop a new work based on his own experience with trauma and violence, titled A His-story of Violation.
Peter was educated at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen and The Royal Institute of Arts, Stockholm. His latest solo show was The Image and The Witness at Memory of The Future in Paris in 2018 and in 2016 he was the subject of a comprehensive mid-career survey exhibition, titled Post Trauma Documents, with selected works from 2000-2016.
Recent group exhibitions include: Between the Lines, The Women’s Museum, Kongsvinger, Norway, 2018; Shaking the Habitual: What is Your Utopia? meter, Copenhagen, 2018; Out of Limits, Memory of The Future, Paris, 2017; EXITUS – Death, Grief and Melancholy, Gallery F15 and Momentum, Moss, Norway, 2017 and Galerie im Körnerpark, Berlin, 2015. In 2013-14 was Peter included in The Beginning Is Always Today: Contemporary Feminist Art in Scandinavia, the first comprehensive survey of feminist art in Scandinavia from the 1990s, which was shown at Sørlandets Art Museum, Kristiansand, Norway and Västerås Art Museum, Sweden in 2013-14.
Peter has had residencies at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, Circolo Scandinavia, Rome and at The Danish Institute in Rome. He has been awarded several grants from The Danish Arts Foundation.