Peter Brandt studied at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen and The Royal University College of Sweden, Stockholm. Brandt had also extensive training in classical ballet, movement, acting and voice in both London and Copenhagen.
Brandt’s works is influenced by 1970s feminist body art, trauma theory, masculinity studies and art historical material. The body is Brandt’s most vital material either in direct performative photographs and video works or in the making of hand crafted works in a wide range of materials. His fabric works in silk recalls renaissance paintings where the light comes from within and his work of transforming (bodily) traumatic experiences has been widely shown in exhibitions nationally and internationally.
Brandt’s latest solo show was “The Image as The Witness” at Memory of The Future in Paris in 2018 and in 2016 did Västerås Art Museum in Sweden organize “Post Trauma Documents” a comprehensive mid-career survey exhibition with works from 2000-2016.
Recent group exhibitions include “Between The Lines”, KHIO, Oslo 2018, “Shaking The Habitual: What is your Utopia?” meter artspace, Copenhagen 2018, “Out of Limits”, Memory of the Future, Paris 2017, “Wish You Were Here” A.I.R. Gallery, New York 2017, “Man & Woman”, The Museum of New Art, Pärnu, Estonia 2017, “EXITUS – Death, Grief and Melancholy”, Punkt Ø, Gallery F15 and Momentum in Moss, Norway, 2017 and at Galerie im Körnerpark, Berlin 2015. In 2013-14 Brandt was included in “The Beginning Is Always Today: Contemporary Feminist Art in Scandinavia’, the first comprehensive survey of contemporary feminist art in Scandinavia shown at Sørlandets Art Museum, Kristiansand, Norway and Västerås Art Museum in Sweden, 2013-14.
Brandt has been awarded several grants from e.g. The Danish Art Foundation, Queen Ingrid Roman Foundation, Henry Heerup honorary grant and writers like Laura Cottingham, Joanna Frueh, Bo Nilsson, Aukje Lepoutre Ravn and Annelise Schübeler have all written essays about his work.