Steven ten Thije (1980) is project leader of the L’Internationale project The Uses of Art – on the legacy of 1848 and 1989. L’Internationale is a confederation of six European heritage institutes focused on modern and contemporary art and culture. In the programme he is active on the Editorial Board of L’Internationale Online and he has co-curated together with Christiane Berndes, Charles Esche in close collaboration with The Museum of American Art, Berlin The Making of Modern Art, a new collection display, which will run until 2021. Previously he co-curated together with Alistair Hudson Confessions of the Imperfect, 1848 – 1989 (22-11-2014 – 22-02-2015, Van Abbemuseum). 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) together with Charles Esche, Bart De Baere, Anders Kreuger and Jan De Vree. He also works on a PhD research, supervised by professor Thomas Lange, investigating the complex interplay between curating, art history and media-history. Before he was part of the team that organized Play Van Abbe (2009 till 2011). He recently published the essay The Emancipated Museum, 2016, suported by the Mondrian Funds. Before he has published numerous articles and reviews, among others in Exhibiting the New Art, ‘Op Losse Schroeven’ and ‘When Attitudes Become Form’ 1969, (2010, Afterall). He studied art history and philosophy at the university in Amsterdam.