Wiebke Leister is a German artist and writer based in London. She studied photography at the University of Essen and holds a PhD from the Royal College of Art, London. As well as teaching on the MA Photography programme at the London College of Communication and at the University of Applied Sciences in Bielefeld, she has exhibited and published her work internationally. Her research investigates the nature of photographic portraiture beyond the limits of individual likeness – currently focussing on representations of faciality, including the laughing, mocking or kissing mouth in relation to its facial canvas. She is an Associate Director of the Photography and the Archive Research Centre at the University of the Arts London, and she has also worked in different museum contexts, organizing conferences and exhibitions.
Read more about her research at: www.lcc.arts.ac.uk/Wiebke_