Veronika Moos Brockhagen
Artist, Cologne, Germany.

Veronika Moos Brockhagen, Artist in Cologne: “The absolutely priority is entiteld to the textile art, because she gives us to detect itself as it were the source of all art......”

Gottfried Semper, Architekt, 1803-1879.


Letting my thoughts travel in the suspense of my own life, between growing and going, hard and soft. The idea of entirety in plurality accompanies the creation. Tying and untying shape the process of solidification and form, of an actually pliant and versatile medium. Material, sculpturesque ability and sensibility join to a tectonic system. This leads to a field of tension and exitement. Flexability and a change of form at random remain, inspite of a structural treatment and integration, and lead to a characteristic rhythm.


1982 - 1988
Studies Fine Arts at the Johannes-Gutenberg-University in Mainz (Diploma by Prof. Knoche-Wendel).
Studies Philosophy and Art Education.


Award for Artists by the State of Rheinland Pfalz (Germany)
2003 Scholarship of the “Jakob Eschweiler” Foundation

Collaboration: Veronika Moos-Brochhagen (Cologne) and Lin Hollant (Liverpool)

The main focal point for Veronika Moos-Brochhagen in her work is the use of textiles as a symbol. She experiments with different techniques and explores various concepts as a form of meditation. Traditional expectations of textile material are contradicted and in this way she creates new perspectives towards an ancient material.

Lin Holland reflects daily experiences in her work and makes objects with associative character. In her (mostly white) sculpture she often alludes to the figure and uses this as allegory to explore borderline situations of human existence. In November 2001 Lin Holland exhibited at Ignis Gallery in Cologne. For this exhibition she created an installation made entirely from paper with the title "The Hill".

In March 2002 Veronika Moos-Brochhagen used the same exhibition room in Ignis and manufactured an installation with the title: “Spheres”. This work responded to the previous work from Lin Holland.

At the beginning of the collaboration between Lin Holland and Veronika Moos-Brochhagen they discussed many ideas, establishing similarities and differences between their cities, their daily lives and the content of their work.

Collaboration: Veronika Moos-Brochhagen (Cologne) and Lin Hollant (Liverpool).

Out of this discussion grew an interest in the concept of “Belonging and Going Beyond” which encompasses many of their experiences of working as artists whilst also belonging to practical daily living.


2005 :Herbst/Autumn Metropolitan Cathedral, Liverpool.
2005: “Manufactum 2005” Museum Zons, Schloßstr. 1, 41541 Dormagen.
2005: “GEDOK-FormART 2005 - Klaus-Oschmann-Preis” GEDOK-Galerie, Hölderlinstrasse.Stuttgart.
2005 Juli/July : “Stille” Kloster Knechtsteden, Dormagen.
2005:May:”Textile Catalysts: Shibori shaping the 21th century” Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan.
2005April/Mai/May: St. Maria im Capitol, Koeln/Cologne.
2005 Sommer/Summer : Weltjugendtag/World Youth Day Koeln/Cologne.
2004/2005: “Belonging and beyond” A project by Veronika Moos, Cologne and Lin Holland, Liverpool.
2004: September - NovemberAnglican Cathedral, Liverpool.
2003-2005: Erstellung eines Hungertuchs für die Pfarrkirche St. Johannes der Taeufer in Erkrath.
2004 :About accidental lines and redness spots” Hope Street Gallery, Liverpool, UK.
2004 : Textile Kultur” Haslach (Österreich/Austria).
2004 : “Open Art GL 2004 - Kunst im Dialog”.
2004 : Kulturhaus Zanders, Bergisch Gladbach.
2004 : Crash”, Eight-days-a-week - Ergebnisse künstlerischer Zusammenarbeit - VHS, Köln/Cologne.
2004 : “Garantiert gebrauchsfrei” Niederrheinisches Museum , Düsseldor.
2003 : Auflösung und Verknüpfung“, 4. Galeriennacht, Galerie/Gallery Stracke, Köln/Cologne.
2003 : Art-Culture-Nature)“, Internationale Kunstausstellung, Huertgenwald/Simonskall.
2003 : Lichthüllen“, Galerie/Gallery Uni:kte, Pesch.
2003 : The Iceland Connections”, verschiedene Ort/different places (Island/Iceland.
2002 : Frau vor Ort“, Trinitatiskirche, Köln/Cologne.
2002 : Coincidence I/2002“, Ignis, Köln/Cologne.
2002 :made in Köln - gefunden in Liverpool“,Historical townhall of Cologne.
2002 : made in Köln - gefunden in Liverpool“, Galerie/Gallery ”The view II”, Liverpool.
2002 : The Iceland Connections”, Reykjavìk, Oflasvik, Korpúlfsstaðuir (Island/Iceland).
2002 : da blickt keiner durch”, Kunst im Maisfeld/Art in a maizefield, Leichlingen.
2002 : Tactile Dimensions“, London, Dublin, Harrogate.
2001 : “Tu was Du willst...”, Museum Baden, Solingen; Museum Schloss Hardenberg.
2001 : Wirklichkeiten der Oberflaeche und der Tiefe, Galerie im Turm, Köln/Cologne.
2001 : Manufactum 2001, Niederrheinisches Museum, Kevelaer.
2000 “We want to build bridges”, Ausstellung mit der Künstlergruppe “Made-in-Koeln”.
2000 : Galerie/Gallery “The view”, Liverpool.
2000 : Zur Expo 2000: “Aus Hecken werden Häuser. Bauwerke als Baumwerke”.
2000 : Deutscher Werkbund NW, Bonn.
2000 : Studienreisen nach New York und Island.
2000 : Excursions to New York and Island.
1999 : Anknüpfungspunkt Textil”, Kreishaus Bergisch Gladbach.
1999 : ”Starting point textile”, District council, Bergisch Gladbach.
1999 : “Natur-Kunst-Werk”/”Nature Art”, Gesellschaft für Kunst und Gestaltung, Bonn.

Other Group Association

Initial member of the artgroup Tx 5.
Initial member of the artgroup ”Made-in-Köln”.
Active member of the artproject “Eight-Days-a-Week”.
Active member of the project for the Expo 2000:”(1998-2000).
Active member of the artinternet project “Unity” (Gedok Cologne and Brandenburg 1998/99).


Moos-Brochhagen, Veronika: “Konzepte Textiler Kunst“, Textil & Unterricht 4/2003, Kallmeyerische Verlagsbuchhandlung GmbH, S. 14-17.
V. Moos-Brochhagen: “4. Internationales Shibori-Symposium in Europa/4th International Shibori Symposium in Europe”, Textilforum 1/2003 March, S. 8/9
Holland, Lin; Moos-Brochhagen, Veronika, „Collaboration“, Liverpool Hope University,
ISBN 1898749205, Köln, Liverpool 2003
Freusberg/Göbel/Toyka-Fuong (Hrsg): “Frau vor Ort”, Köln/Bonn 2002,
ISBN 3-00-010069-5
Susanne Schramm: “Über die Berge hinter den Bergen”, Neues Rheinland, 12/2001
Antje Soleau: “Tragbar oder freies Kunstobjekt - Textil auf der Manufactum”,
Textilkunst international, 4/2001
Antje Soleau: “Die zeitgenössische Textilkunst und der sakrale Raum”, Das Münster,4/2001
Soleau, Antje: “Das Kunsthandwerk und die EXPO 2000“, in Kunsthandwerk & Design, Heft 4/2000, Verlagsgesellschaft Ritterbach mbH, , S.11
Dt. Werkbund Nordrhein-Westfalen (Hrsg): “Aus Hecken werden Häuser - Bauwerke als Baumwerke” Weltweites Projekt der EXPO 2000, Dokumentation, ISBN 3-932070-32-1, S. 21 und 26
Dr. Walfried Pohl:”Textile Materialkunst von Veronika Moos-Brochhagen” in Textilkunst international, Heft 4/99, Verlag M & H Schaper, S.176
Textilkunst: Ein- und Aussichten” in 25 Jahre Galerie Smend, 25 Jahre Textile Kunst:, Verlag der Galerie Smend, Köln 1998, S. 130-31
Grünke, Friderike: “Zeitgenössische Textilkunst im Wirkungsbereich Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz”. Verlag Brüder Hollinek, Wien 1993, S. 86
Seidenmalerei - Handbuch IV-, Verlag Galerie Smend, Köln 1989, S. 130, Zeitgenössisches deutsches Kunsthandwerk, Verlag Prestel, München 1990,
Soléau, Antje: “Dialog im Raum” in Textilkunst international, Heft 1/96, Verlag M & H Schaper, S. 23
Fünf Rheinische Textilkünstlerinnen” in Textilkunst international, Heft 3/96,
Verlag M & H Schaper, S. 118
Soléau, Antje: “Textile Mediationen” in Kunsthandwerk & Design, Heft 3/97
Verlagsgesellschaft Ritterbach mbH, S. 28- 25 Jahre Galerie Smend, 25 Jahre Textile Kunst, Verlag der Galerie Smend, Köln 1998.

Eight Days A Week

Liverpool Group

>> basement Project, History into basement, Liverpool, England

>> Bryan Biggs, Artist and Director of the Bluecoats Art Centre, Liverpool, England.

>> Dave Bixter, Artist and Co-Founder of Dying Frog, Liverpool, England.

>> James Buso, Artist and part of Royal Standard, Liverpool, England.

>> Pete Clarke, Artist and Head of Fine Art at UCLAN (Preston), Liverpool, England.

>> Alan Dunn, Artist and associated to Tenant Spin and FACT, Liverpool, England.

>> Lin Holland, Artist and Lecturer at Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, England.

>> Julie Jones, Artist and affiliate to Arena Studios, Liverpool, England.

>> Tony Knox, Artist and Curatorial Researcher for Podgy, Liverpool, England.

>> Paul Luckraft, Artist, Liverpool, England.

>> George Lund, Artist and Founder of Animal Utopia, Liverpool, England.

>> Susan Leask, Artist and Co-Curator of basement, Liverpool, England.

>> Geoff Molyneux, Artist and Lecturer at Liverpool Community College, Liverpool, England.

>> Neil Morris, Artist and Lecture at Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, England.

>> Margaretha Schoening, Artist and Co-Curator of basement, Liverpool, England.

>> Gaynor Evelyn Sweeney, Artist and Founder of Transvoyeur, Liverpool, England.

>> Adam Webster, Liverpool Musician and part of Frakture, Liverpool, England.

Cologne Group

>> Georg Gartz, Artist, Cologne, Germany.

>> Jurgen Kisters, Writer, Art Critic and Journalist, Cologne, Germany.

>> Veronika Moos Brockhagen, Artist, Cologne, Germany.

>> Kolner Stadt Enzieger, Cologne, Germany.

>> Tine Wille, Artist, Cologne, Germany.
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