Simon Leenknegt holds a Master's degree in Art History (Ghent University) and followed a postgraduate course on the Exhibition and Conservation of Contemporary Art (School of Arts, Ghent University College) and a Specific Teacher Training (Ghent University). He has professional experience in both the field of cultural heritage and the art sector, including working for P.A.R.T.S. He has also worked as a teacher of (art) history.
He currently holds the position of research assistant for Katharina Pewny, collaborating on the project Choreographies of Precariousness. Simon Leenknegt is also researcher at Flanders Arts Institute (Kunstenpunt), where he does research on the sector of the professional visual and performing arts in Flanders and Brussels.