Lecturer in: 2019
Steven van Teeseling is general director of Sonsbeek and State of Fashion Foundation in The Netherlands. Sonsbeek, founded in 1949, is a four-yearly contemporary public art exhibition (quadriennale) that takes place in and around Park Sonsbeek in the city of Arnhem. The 12th edition will be curated by Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung (1977, Cameroon) and takes place from 5 June to 13 September 2020. In this edition Sonsbeek will follow the 16km route between Museum Arnhem in the city centre and Kröller Müller Museum in Nationaal Park De Hoge Veluwe. The event will commission some 20 new art works and 5 pavilions and will have an extended public program including a temporary radio station. Sonsbeek 2020 will be titled ‘Force Times Distance - on Labour and its Sonic Ecologies’. Since 2018 the foundation is also responsible for the international fashion event State of Fashion that is aimed at solutions for a more sustainable future of the fashion industry.
Before working for Sonsbeek, Steven van Teeseling was head of the innovation and communication department at the Mondriaan Fund, the public fund for visual art and cultural heritage in the Netherlands. In that role he set up various projects about innovative financing, public art commissions and fair practice.
Steven holds a master’s degree in both art history and cultural management.