Steven ten Thije

Steven ten Thije is the project leader of the L'Internationale project The Uses of Art – The Legacy of 1848 and 1989 and a member of the Editorial Board of L'Internationale Online. He co-curated The Making of Modern Art, Van Abbemuseum, 2017–2021, with Christiane Berndes, Charles Esche in close collaboration with The Museum of American Art, Berlin. Previously, he co-curated Confessions of the Imperfect, 1848–1989, Van Abbemuseum, 2014–2015, with Alistair Hudson. In the first L'Internationale project on Post-War Avant-Gardes, he was part of the curatorial team of Spirits of Internationalism, Van Abbemuseum, M HKA, 2012, with Charles Esche, Bart De Baere, Anders Kreuger and Jan De Vree. He was part of the team who organised Play Van Abbe (2009–2011).

He holds Masters degrees in Art History and Art Philosophy from the University of Amsterdam. He is currently undertaking his PhD under the supervision of Thomas Lange at the University of Hildesheim, investigating the interplay between curating, art history and media history. He has published multiple essays and articles, including The Emancipated Museum, 2016, and "When Attitudes Become Form: Public Reception in the Netherlands and Switzerland" in Exhibiting the New Art, 'Op Losse Schroeven' and 'When Attitudes Become Form' 1969, (Afterall, 2010).