Zhang Ga is a curator, media artist, and professor of communication arts. He has exhibited internationally, organized many conferences, and widely written and lectured on new media art practice and criticism. His past curatorial projects include, Code: Blue, 3rd Beijing International New Media Art Exhibition, Millenium Monument, Beijing; Container Culture – ISEA2006/ZeroOne, a Global Festival of Art on the Edge San Jose; New Directions from China, Plug in Basel, The Passage of Mirage – Illusory Virtual Objects, Chelsea Art Musuem, New York; Towards A Recombinant Reality, Alternative Museum, New York. Prior to joining the New York Institute of Technology in 2005, he taught for many years at the Design and Technology Department at Parsons the New School for Design. He studied at the University of Arts in Berlin (UDK) and holds an MFA from Parsons School of Design. He is also a guest professor at the Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing.
In 2004 Zhang Ga’s international collaborative work The People’s Portait was exhibited as part of the MAAP in Singapore festival. In 2008 Zhang Ga held the position of Artistic Director and Curator of SYNTHETIC TIMES: Media Art China 2008, a Beijing Olympics Cultural Project. As part of a consortium of 17 international orgnisations, MAAP curated a programme of Asia Pacific works for exhibition within SYNTHETIC TIMES.