Wiebke Leister is a photographic artist and researcher. She studied at the University in Essen (Folkwang) and gained a PhD from the Royal College of Art in London. Her works challenge the limitations of photographic representation, often focusing on the human face as a canvas, a medium or an agent.

In 2018, she travelled in Japan to visit Noh masters and study visualisations of female demons in archives and collections, working with scholars, mask makers and actors. The images were first used for the live collage performance at the Noh Reimagined festival at Kings Place in London (30 June 2018, collaboration with David Toop and Yukihiro Isso) and have been developed since then for exhibition projects.