International Visitor Programme : August 2007

Ga Brinkmann-Zhang

Artist, Curator, Academic

Artist, Curator, Academic
New York, NY, USA

Zhang Ga is a media artist, curator and a professor of communication arts. He has exhibited internationally including the Ars Electronica Center (Austria), Adelaide Art Festival (Australia), Dutch Electronic Art Festival (The Netherlands), Whitney Museum of American Art (US), Singapore Art Museum (Singapore) and Art Center Nabi (South Korea) among others, organized conferences and digital salons, written and lectured on new media art practice and criticism widely, and served on jury duties for media art grants. He is artistic director and curator of China International New Media Arts Exhibition 2008, a major cultural event presented by the National Art Museum of China during the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008. He was the artistic director and curator of the Millennium Dialogue: Beijing International New Media Arts Exhibition and Symposium 2004, 2005 and 2006, His most recent curatorial projects include, Code:Blue, 3rd Beijing International New Media Art Exhibition, European Media Art Festival 2006 (guest curator), Container Culture - ISEA2006 / ZeroOne, a Global Festival of Art On the Edge (San Jose, US), New Directions from China (Basel, Switzerland). Prior to joining the New York Institute of Technology, he taught for many years at the MFA Design and Technology Department at Parsons School of Design. Zhang Ga studied at the University of Arts in Berlin (UDK) and holds an MFA from the Parsons School of Design in New York City. He is also a guest professor at the Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing.

During his stay in Norway he will visit Bergen.