About

 

Passionate about innovative curating and international project management, Wendy Gers has won 2 major international curatorial competitions for biennales. She 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), among other major exhibitions.

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

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 catalogues,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. 

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