Thomas Crombez (b. 1978) is lecturer in Philosophy of Art and Theatre History at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Antwerp), and at Sint Lucas Antwerp. As a member of the research group ArchiVolt, he focuses on the history of avant-garde and performance art. Further interests are new methodologies for doing research, such as digital text collections and data visualization.
Recent books include Het Antitheater van Antonin Artaud (2008), The Locus of Tragedy (2009), Mass Spectacle in Interwar Europe (2014), and The Murder of Art: A historical introduction to aesthetics (2016).
In the summer of 2016, Crombez co-initiated Letterwerk, an Antwerp-based publishing house and design studio.