Gina van der Ploeg (b. 1994) is a textile and performance artist and farmer from Cape Town. In 2017, she graduated from Michaelis Fine Art School, winning an award for her body of work “wear | we’re.” She has participated in several group shows and art fairs while completing a post graduate degree in Religious Studies at the University of Cape Town. Her studies into how the materiality of religious objects shapes ideas of the sacred and human informs how she engages with her own chosen materials. She received a bursary from the University of Cape Town to travel to Japan in 2019 where she worked with weaver Toyomi Harada and completed an apprentice program with weaver and indigo dyer, Bryan Whitehead. In 2021, she was shortlisted for the SASOL New Signatures Award and, in 2022, attended the Tankwa Artscape Residency at Stonehenge Reserve in the Karoo (South Africa). Gina is represented by Berman Contemporary in Johannesburg, South Africa and is working towards a duo show in June 2022.