Passionate about innovative curating, and international arts projects managment, Wendy Gers is a founding coordinator of an international ceramics research laboratory for the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Arts (ENSA) Limoges, France, La céramique comme expérience. 

Winner of two major international curatorial competitions, Gers curated Cont{r}act Earth, the First Central China International Ceramics Biennale, Henan Museum (12/2016 - 03/2017), and Terra-Nova, Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, Yingge Museum, Taipei  (05/2014 - 11/2014).

Gers is a Research Associate at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. In 2014 she was nominated one of 100 World-Class South Africans by City Press. 

Gers has a Master’s Degree in History of Art (cum laude) as well as an Advanced University Diploma in Information Studies from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She was the Curator at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum in Port Elizabeth, South Africa (1996-2001).

Gers has delivered numerous international guest lectures, has authored various museum catalogue articles, book chapters, and published over 30 articles in scholarly journals. In 2016 her publication on Southern African Potteries 1880-1980 (395 pages), Scorched Earth, was launched.

Her research interests include best practices in arts administration, curatorial theory, social justice, sustainability & new technologies in contemporary art, craft & design. 

Wendy Gers & Xu Rui, Shanghai Museum, 2016, photo credit: Henan Museum.  

Wendy Gers & Xu Rui, Shanghai Museum, 2016, photo credit: Henan Museum.