Peter Land

Born: 1966

Hometown: Aarhus, Denmark

Lives and Works: Copenhagen, Denmark

Education: Goldsmith College, London, England, 1995
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1994

Peter Land Bio

About The Artist

Peter Land is a Danish performance artist, filmmaker, photographer, and painter. He is known for video installations that depict the artist in absurd situations portraying himself or a character drawn from diverse cultural sources ranging from Charlotte Brönte's Wuthering Heights to Monty Python. His tragicomic compositions often investigate the sense of powerlessness and confusion one feels attempting to fit into society's pre-determined roles.

Land's work frequently deals with dark themes, such as suicide, abandonment, and failure, with a wicked sense of humor. His Men in Bed series (2009) depicts stuffed dolls with long, Gumby-like limbs in repose on wire-framed beds, and The Road Home (2011) is a series of pastoral watercolor landscapes consisting of an infinite number of pathways leading to nowhere.

Land's work has been featured in numerous exhibitions in Europe, North America, Asia, and Australia, including solo shows at Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark; the New Museum, New York, NY; and the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan. Land represented Denmark at the Venice Biennale in 2005.

Peter Land Gallery Art

Galleries

Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Galleria Sonia Rosso, Turin, Italy

Peter Land Permanent Collections

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Arken, Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj, Copenhagen, Denmark

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuburg, Austria

Thyssen-Bornemisza Contemporary Art Foundation, Vienna, Austria

Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland

Fondazione Sandretto ReReBaudengo, Torino, Italy

The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway

Louisiana Museum of Contemporary Art, Humlebæk, Denmark

Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark

Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway

Musée National d'art Moderne, Centre George Pompidou, Paris, France

Fonds National d'art Contemporain, Paris, France

í…rhus Kunstmuseum, í…rhus, Denmark

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