I am inspired by the world around me and with my work, I aim to create intimate lyrical presences by situating myself in areas of urgent political confrontation. By sharing my discoveries in these complex fields, I  form extended discussions about the notion of defence and safety. By using art as a tool for facilitating dialogue, I establish unusual collaborations with the biggest institutions of society. My aspiration with these difficult partnerships, are to form critiques that happen firstly within the structures they are addressing and secondly to the general public.

As Peter & the Danish Defence, I have written two music albums in collaboration with the Danish Armed Forces and its soldiers that is available on Spotify and iTunes. My third album – THE ANTI-TERROR RECORD – is released January 2020 and is written as a response to a bizarre terror exercise they have given me access to. Previously, I have been an activist in the Russian artist group VOINA and during my undergraduate, I tried to become a police officer in The Metropolitan Police as the basis for writing poems.

Besides collaborating with an army, my growing list of collaborators include solo shows at the Museum for Contemporary Art [DK],  at Galerie Wedding [DE], Kunsthall 3.14 [NO] and Overgaden Institute for Contemporary Art [DK] and played concerts at The National Gallery [DK], Code Art Fair [DK]. The most interesting concert I ever played, was an acoustic live-set in Holmens Church at an army veteran gathering, where I sang the song ‘Private Wars’ to a church full of generals, politicians and veteran soldiers from the Danish wars.

Thank you,



Peter Voss-Knude is a musician and contemporary artist
Born 1987 in Copenhagen



2020 Board member of UKK
2018-2020 Bergen Academy of Art – MFA
2009-2012 Goldsmiths University of London BA Fine Art & Art History — passed with distinction
2011 Intern for Fiona Banner

MUSIC RECORDS– (available on Spotify, iTunes etc.)

2017 Peter & the Danish Defence – Vol. II
2016 Peter & the Danish Defence – Vol. I


2020 – The Museum of Contemporary Art [DK]


2020 Solo show at Kunsthal 3.14 [NO]

2020 Solo show at the Museum for Contemporary art [DK]
2020 MFA Group show at KODE2 [NO]
2020 ANTI-KRIG show at USF [NO]
2019 Sound installation in collab. w Gitte Sætre & Ed D’Souza for the Oslo Biennale [NO]
2019 Soloshow at Gallerie Wedding [DE]
2019 Soundinstallation at Galleri Image, Demorummet [DK]
2019 Live Sound happening at Joy Forum [NO]
2018 Group show at the Museum for Contemporary art [ONLINE EXHIBITION]
2018 Performance with Alwynne Pritchard at KMD [NO]
2018 Soloshow at Grimmuseum [DE]
2017 Duo exhibition with Fiona Banner at Last Tango [CHE]
2017 Concert Performance at the National Gallery [DK]
2017 Concert Performance at Code Art Fair 2017
2017 Solo exhibition at Overgaden Institute for Contemporary Art [DK]
2017 Concert Performance at Overgaden Institute for Contemporary Art [DK]
2016 Concert performance at the National Museum of Denmark – in exhibition ‘The Distant War’ [DK]
2016 Performance at Forum, Velkomstfesten for flygtninge [DK]
2016 Concert at Vega, Ideal Bar [DK]
2015 Solo show & Performance at Counter Space, Zürich [CHE]
2015 Group shows with Citylink, Edinburgh [GB-SCT]
2014 Burlesque poetry performance at Husets Teater [DK]
2013 VOINA activist — Activist in 13 art actions, Copenhagen/Roskilde [DK]
2013 Carne Vale, Group Show at Flux Factory, [USA]
2012 In Words Drown I – Group show at Roskilde Library [DK]
2012 Peter & the Metropolitan Police – Degree show at Goldsmiths University [UK]
2012 Reconstruction of a Ghost Image – Group show at the Hub [UK]
2011 Get Thee behind me, Coherency – Group show in collaboration with Shoreditch Festival [UK] 2011 Fundamentalism of the Norwegian Pullover of Breivik – performance at the Grotto [UK]
2009 Synapse – Group show at Goldsmiths University [UK]
2008 Trembling – Group show at Arken Museum of Contemporary Art [DK]
2007 Rebellion skies – Collective show in the tunnels of Copenhagen streets [DK]


2020 The Norwegian Arts Council – work grant
2019 The Meltzer Prize Project Grant for top grade students
2018 The Danish Art Council – For production of new works
2017 Residency at Grimmuseum  Berlin
2017 The Danish Art Council – Work Grant for  Visual Art
2017 The Danish workshops for art – Production residency
2017 The Danish Art Council – For production of new works
2017 The Stanley Johnson Foundation – for production of Last Tango Show
2016 The Danish Art Council — working grant for New Contemporary Music