TASML’s administrative office will be located within the Academy of Arts and Design of Tsinghua University in its Haidian campus in northwest Beijing. Research-based artists in residence and related activities will be coordinated through its partnership within the Tsinghua campus and its affiliations in Shanghai, Rotterdam, New York and other locations as research requirements increase.
TASML will be under the supervision of the Art and Science Research Center of Tsinghua University and directed by Prof. Zhang Ga.
Zhang Ga is a media art curator, professor of Media Art at Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University (Beijing), and associate professor of Media Design at the School of Art, Media and Technology at Parsons The New School for Design (New York). He also holds appointments as Consulting Curator of Media Art at the National Art Museum of China, Senior Researcher at the Media x Design Lab of EPFL | Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne and Visiting Scientist at the MIT Media Lab in the U.S. He was Artistic Director / Curator of Synthetic Times: Media Art China 2008, International New Media Art Exhibition, a Beijing Olympics Cultural Project organized by the National Art Museum of China in 2008 (catalogue by the MIT Press), among numerous other curatorial projects. He has been on many jury and consultation committees including the (former) World Trade Center Artist Residency Program (New York), Franklinfurnace’s Future of the Present Performing Funds (New York), Rockefeller New Media Fellowship National Nomination Committee (New York), Prix Ars Electronica (Linz), Vida (Madrid), and others. He organized and curated the First, Second and Third Beijing International New Media Art Exhibitions and Symposiums, extending the global new media art discourse into mainland China. He has lectured widely around the world, in 2009 he was a keynote speaker at Re:Live09, 3rd International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology (Melbourne). Currently he is the Artistic Director/Curator of TransLife, International Triennial of New Media Art organized by the National Art Museum of China, which is slated to open on July 26, 2011 at the National Art Museum of China.