Initiated in 1982 the renowned World Wide Video Festival and directed the festival until 2004. From 1984 till 1996 he was also director of the Kijkhuis, center of contemporary art. He curated exhibitions by Tony Oursler, Nan Hoover, Madelon Hooykaas & Elsa Stansfield, Nam June Paik, Keith Piper, Klaus vom Bruch, Gary Hill, Marie-Jo Lafontaine, Walid Ra’ad, Darya von Berner and the exhibition Double Vision on the aesthetic and conceptual aspects of the multiple image. He commissioned and produced several video installations by, among others, Nalini Malani, Michal Rovner and Eder Santos and curated exhibitions for the Stedelijk Museum, Reina Sofia Museum, Biennale of Fukui, Paisagem de Luz and Pusan Biennial. Tom van Vliet initiated a 360 degree moving image panorama and has commissioned works to various artists. He also curated a series of outdoor projections and mapping among others with Pipilotti Rist, General Idea, and Pablo Valbuena.