Xiaoming Zhang began her art career by working as a member of the curatorial team at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 1996 on China: 5,000 Years (Guggenheim New York and Bilbao), an exhibition co-produced with the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China. She also worked as a co-curator for the related film series Dawn: Early Chinese Cinema 1926-1949. From 2003-2005, She was a member of the Special Projects Group in the Director's Office at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, working on museums’ buildings and exhibitions in Asia.
Xiaoming Zhang was Vice President, Head of Asian Modern and Contemporary Sales and Worldwide Specialist on Chinese Contemporary at Sotheby's New York from 2005-2008 where she and her team were the market leader worldwide in this category. She remains as an independent advisor to the world's top auction houses. She is the founder of W.Ming International Ltd, dedicated to the promotion of Himalayas modern and contemporary art and international modern contemporary art. She received an MA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. She also received the Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellowship at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Art + Auction honored Zhang as one of the global powers in the art world in 2005 and 2006. In 2006 she was honored as one of the top ten in the art world in Asia by CANS and one of the top ten in ArtAsiaPacific: and in Almanac 2007’s “Influence: Today and Tomorrow.”