Peter Bonde graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (1976-82).
1987-90 Bonde lived in Cologne.
Bonde served as professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts’ Painting School 1996-2005.
Bonde had his first solo show in Rådhuskælderen at Charlottenborg in 1981. The following year he participated in "The Knife on the Head" at Tranegården in Gentofte, which became one of the most talked about exhibitions on the Danish art scene of the 1980s. In connection with the exhibition Bonde and the other featured artists were given the epithet Young Wild Ones.
In 1981 Bonde and Claus Carstensen established the gallery In/from the flat, an exhibition space for installation art. Until 1988 the two artists collaborated on a number of exhibitions, films, concerts, music and book publications.
Since the 1980s Bonde has participated in a large number of solo and group exhibitions at home and abroad. In 1999 he represented Denmark in the Venice Biennial with the project Snowball, a collaborative effort with the American artist Jason Rhoades. The project was presented as a multimedial room installation that was part of a sequence of exhibitions and showed video recordings of a stock car race with miniature cars, arranged by the artists. The project focused on forms of communication and on the art work as a work in progress.
In recent years Bonde has executed several decorative assignments, some in Copenhagen, such as Unibank’s (Nordea’s) head office in 1999 and Hilton Airport Hotel in 2000. In 2003 he decorated the interior of the church in Vestre Prison with painted pews, sand-blasted windows, a monumental triptych painting behind the pulpit and a plasma screen that functions as an altarpiece with the possibility of showing a plethora of images.
Today Bonde is an internationally recognised artist and he is considered one of the most important Danish artists in contemporary painting.
Bonde is represented in a number of Danish art museums: ARoS, Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Horsens Kunstmuseum, Kastrupgaardsamlingen, The Department of Prints and Drawings at Statens Museum for Kunst, Køge Art Museum of Sketches, Trapholt, Statens Museum for Kunst and Vestsjællands Kunstmuseum. Furthermore he is represented in Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany and in the private collection of Axa Nordstern, Cologne, Germany.