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Zhang Ga

Curator, Media artist




Zhang Ga is 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. He is Artistic Director and Curator of Synthetic Times—Media Art China 2008, a Beijing Olympics Cultural Project. Organized by the National Art Museum of China. He was the artistic director and curator of the Millennium Dialogue: Beijing International New Media Arts Exhibition and Symposium 2004, 2005, and 2006. His past curatorial projects include, Code:Blue, 3rd Beijing International New Media Art Exhibition (Millennium Art Museum, 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 Museum, New York), Towards A Recombinant Reality (Alternative Museum, New York), among others. Prior to joining the New York Institute of Technology in 2005, he taught for many years at the Design and MFA Technology Program 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.