Tjebbe van Tijen
Tjebbe van Tijen has studied sculpture in Den Bosch, Milano and London. He is the author of various happenings and expanded cinema projects in London and cities in the Netherlands 1965–1968. He has founded and curated the Documentation Center of Social Movements at the University Library of Amsterdam, 1973–1998 (now at the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam). In the seventies and eighties, he designed exhibitions in Vienna, Milano, Copenhagen, Dortmund and Hamburg about ecology, urban conflicts and alternative culture. Interactive installations dramatizing historical subjects since mid-eighties: Imaginary Museum of Revolution with Jeffrey Shaw (1988–1989), Orbis Pictus Revised with Milos Vojtechovsky (1994–1996) and Neo-Shamanism with Fred Gales (1997–1998), Digital Papua with Fred Gales (2003) shown in Paris, Linz, Karslruhe, Amsterdam, Prague and Tokyo. His current research projects and lectures are on ‘literary psycho-geography’, aerial bombing, mapping human violence, visual language, media history and education systems. Frequent guest lectures and tutorials at art academies, media centers and universities. Van Tijen, working under the name of Imaginary Museum Projects, lives in Amsterdam.