Dr. Ingrid Leonie Severin

Ingrid Leonie Severin is Art & Cultural Historian, researcher, producer and museum & exhibition curator. She studied Art History at Rheinisch-Westfälisch-Technische Hochschule RWTH Aachen, Max Planck Institutes in Florence and Rom competing her PhD in 1987.

She worked as curator for Ludwig Museums in Aachen & Cologne, Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz SMPK Berlin and Museum für Gestaltung in Zürich.

She has been research assistant at the Institute for Advanced Study Princeton (IAS), research associate at WZB Berlin, post-doc fellow of Max Planck Society for the History of Science (MPI), Senior Fellow at the Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften Vienna (IFK),  research associate of the City of Cologne and WDR.

She lectured at RWTH Aachen and University Vienna, department of Art History with Professor F.T. Bach on Contemporary Art. At Fraunhofer Institute for Media Communication, Sankt Augustin (2000) she became knowledge manager of the department of Virtual Environments (IMK VE) and New Media. 

In 2005 she was Head of the Museum für Neue Kunst at Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe ZKM, worked as curator for the International Centre of Light Art in Unna, museum kunstpalast Düsseldorf, NAMOC Peking and CAP Cologne.

Since 2013 she is Research Associate at the Centre for Digital Culture, Faculty für Kulturwissenschaften, Leuphana University Lüneburg.

Her scientific focus is on the intersection of art and science and media history.

She lives at Schaalsee and has been independently working in the field of  contemporary art and is editor of a series of audiobooks about 20th century artists.