Zhang Ga is an internationally recognized media art curator and professor of Media Art at Tsinghua University and associate professor at the School of Art, Media and Technology at Parsons The New School for Design. He holds appointments as Consulting Curator of Media Art at the National Art Museum of China, Senior Researcher at the Media and Design Lab of EPFL | Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne in Switzerland, and Visiting Scientist at the MIT Media Lab in the US.
Ga studied art in China, at the Berlin Academy of Arts in Germany (UdK) with a DAAD fellowship and at the Parsons School of Design in the US.
Ga directed and curated Synthetic Times: International New Media Art Exhibition, a Beijing Olympics Cultural Project organized by the National Art Museum of China in 2008, eArts Beyond at Shanghai eArts Festival i2009, and Timelapse at the National Art Museum of China and Biel Contemporary Art Museum in 2010. In addition to "Sense Exercise", his upcoming curatorial projects include TransLife for the National Art Museum of China, Beijing (2011). He speaks widely around the world on media art and culture, he organized conferences and digital salons, written and lectured on new media art practice and criticism, and served on jury duties for media art grants.
Zhang Ga directs the Netart Initiative, a loosely knit, open source-based, hub-styled, forum-oriented, action-enabled consortium.