Susanne Leeb

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Susanne Leeb (* 1968 in Erlangen ) is an art historian and professor of contemporary art at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg .


Leeb studied art history, philosophy and German language and literature at the University of Cologne. She then worked as an assistant at the Wallraf-Richartz Museum in Cologne . After working as a project assistant at Jenny Holzer , in 1999 she became a freelance editor for the German art magazine “ Texte zur Kunst ”. In 2007 she received her doctorate from the European University Viadrina Frankfurt / Oder (summa cum laude). She then worked as a research assistant at the Collaborative Research Center “Aesthetic Experience in the Sign of the Dissolution of the Boundaries of the Arts” at the Free University of Berlin, and in 2012 she held a chair for art history at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg. In 2012 she was appointed to the Laurenz assistant professorship for contemporary art at the University of Basel.

Leeb has been Professor of Contemporary Art at the Institute for Philosophy and Art Studies (IPK) at Leuphana University Lüneburg since 2014.

Publications (selection)


  • The art of others: "World art" and the anthropological configuration of modernity . b-books, Berlin 2015.

As editor

  • Leeb, S., Lochner, O., Raether, JP, & Stakemeier, K. (Eds.): Globalismus Globalism . TEXTS ZUR KUNST Verlag, Berlin 2013.
  • Susanne Leeb (Ed.): Materiality of Diagrams: Art and Theory . b-books, Berlin 2012.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ A b Susanne Leeb new Laurenz professor for contemporary art. University of Basel , August 30, 2012, accessed on February 23, 2019 .
  2. a b Inaugural lecture by Prof. Dr. Susanne Leeb. Leuphana University of Lüneburg, accessed on February 23, 2019 .