Susanne Leeb (b. 1968, Germany) is an art historian and critic. She graduated in art history, philosophy, German literary studies at the University of Cologne. For three years she worked as co-editor of Texte zur Kunst, the leading magazine for contemporary art and art theory in Germany. In 2007 she took her doctoral degree from the Europa-Universität Viadrina in Frankurt/Oder with a dissertation on The Art of the Others. Worldart and the Anthropological Configuration of Modernity. Since 2007 Susanne Leeb has been research associate at the collaborative research center Aesthetic Experience at the Freie Universität Berlin. After an assistant-professorship in Basel, she has been since 2014 Professor for contemporary art at the Institute for Philosophy and Art History (IPK) at the Leuphana Universität Lüneburg.
Her recent publications include as editor Materiality of Diagramms. Art and Theory, Berlin: b_books 2012; Globalism, Texte zur Kunst Nr. 91, with Raether, J. P., & Stakemeier, K. (Hrsg.), Berlin: Verlag Texte zur Kunst, 2013; Entangled – But How? In: Art in the Periphery of the Center, Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2015; and The Art of the Others: “Weltkunst” and the anthropological Configuration of Modernity, Berlin: b-books, 2015.