国际双年展协会(International Biennial Association)创始人及理事，国际现当代美术馆协会(CIMAM)成员，国家艺术基金评审委员会专家委员，国家公共文化服务体系建设专家委员会专家委员，中国美术家协会策展委员会副主任，中国博物馆协会会员，同济大学艺术与传播学院跨媒体艺术与传播研究中心主任，中国美术学院艺术现象学研究所学术委员会委员，中国美术学院艺术哲学与文化创新研究院学术委员会委员，上海Creative M50创意新锐评选评委会主席，《中国美术馆》和《艺术当代》杂志编委。
Specializing in modern and contemporary Chinese art history and theory, Zhang Qing acts as the Head of the Curatorial and Research Department at the National Art Museum of China in Beijing. Prior to this appointment, he was the Deputy Director of Shanghai Art Museum and the Director of the Shanghai Biennale Office. Between 1999 and 2011, he provided leadership and oversight to the Shanghai Biennale, the largest contemporary art exhibition in China, and authored the book titled Shanghai Biennale Research. In addition, he has curated a number of exhibitions around the globe, including The 10th Venice Sculpture Biennale (Venice, 2007), The 7th Sao Paulo Architecture Biennale (Sao Paulo, 2007), Infantization: Young Chinese Contemporary Artists (Shanghai, 2007/Taipei, 2008/Antwerp, 2009/ Lyon, 2010/ Basel, 2011)， In Time: 2012 Chinese Oil Painting Biennale (Beijing, 2012), The 15th Asian Art Bienna1e Bangladesh 2012 (Dhaka, 2012), and Asia Time: The 1st Asia Biennial & The 5th Triennial(Guangzhou, 2015).
Zhang is a member of CIMAM, Chinese Association of Museums, and a founding member of the International Biennial Association. He serves on the review committee of the China National Art Funds and China National Public Culture Service System. He is the Deputy Director of the Chinese Artists Association’s Curatorial Committee and chair of the jury for the Shanghai Creative M50 Prize. He is a member of the editorial board of the journals The National Art Museum of China, and Contemporary Art.
Zhang is a guest professor at a number of leading art schools in China, such as the Beijing Normal University, Renmin University of China, Central Academy of Fine Arts, China Academy of Art, and Shanghai Drama School. At Tongji University he is the Director of the Center for Media Art and Communication. At China Academy of Art he serves on a number of scholarly committees. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Art History from the China Academy of Art and Central Academy of Fine Arts respectively before conducting his postdoctoral work in Architectural History and Urban Planning at Tongji University.