Veronika Olbrich

Biographical Information

Veronika Olbrich, born in 1963 in Helmstedt, is the director of Städtische Galerie Nordhorn since November 2008.

Veronika Olbrich studied sociology and social psychology at the University of Hanover, with a particular focus on psychoanalysis and sociology of art. She wrote her dissertation on 'The art gallery as a contemporary medium of communication and mediation', in which she explored the creation of social concepts of art through forms of art communication in commercial and non-commercial institutions. She subsequently trained as an educational consultant in the areas of economics and administration, and worked in the field of staff development for Volkswagen in Wolfsburg.

Olbrich came to the Kunstverein Langenhagen in November 1993, initially working in an organizational capacity. From 1998 to 2004 she held the combined post of chair, director and curator of the Kunstverein, and from 2004 to 2008 she continued as director and curator.

With solo and group exhibitions Veronika Olbrich has demonstrated a keen awareness of current issues and innovative trends within contemporary art. Her particular areas of interest and research are the reception and communication of contemporary art.

Exhibitions (selected)

  • „raumsichten“, kunstwegen, Nordhorn, 2012
  • „Mobilisieren“, Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, 2011
  • „raumsichten: vorzeichen“, Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, 2010
  • Tilo Schulz – Art Award of the City of Nordhorn 2009, Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, 2009
  • Anita Leisz, Anna Meyer, Isa Rosenberger, Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, 2009
  • George Cup & Steve Elliott: „BLACKED OUT“, Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, 2009
  • Olaf Nicolai: „Every day at dusk...“, Kunstverein Langenhagen, 2007
  • Annika Eriksson: „Eine Probe“ (A Sample), Kunstverein Langenhagen, 2006/07
  • Jun Yang: „Hero“, Kunstverein Langenhagen, 2005
  • „Erzähl mal was …“ (Tell something) mit David Hatcher, Bettina Hutschek, Sven Johne, Caroline Labusch, Marit Lindberg, Shana Lutker, David Zink Yi, Kunstverein Langenhagen, 06-08.2005
  • Michaela Melián: „Locke Pistole Kreuz“ (Curl Pistol Cross), Kunstverein Langenhagen, 2004
  • „Die verborgene Tat“ (The concealed act) mit Valérie Favre, Henriette Heise, Thomas Lüer, Hannes Malte Mahler, Julia Neuenhausen, Amelia Seymour, Hans Winkler, Kunstverein Langenhagen, 2004
  • Helmut und Johanna Kandl: „Haus der Frauen“ (Women´s House), Kunstverein Langenhagen, 2004
  • Jonas Dahlberg: „Invisible Cities“, Kunstverein Langenhagen, 2003
  • Gitte Villesen: „Two guided tours at the Creative Reuse Warehouse“, Kunstverein Langenhagen, 2002
  • Tilo Schulz: „Gefährliche Liebschaften“ (Dangerous Liaisons), Kunstverein Langenhagen, 2001Tobias und Raphael Danke: „MML – Museum Museum Langenhagen“, Kunstverein Langenhagen, 1999

Veronika Olbrich 2006, Copyright: Kunstverein Langenhagen Veronika Olbrich
Director | Städtische Galerie Nordhorn

Contemporary art
Art reception & mediation
Performance & performative projects
Social concepts of art
Perception and social practices

Veronika Olbrich