Denis Mutungi Mwaura is an artist-art historian, writer, and curator whose research focuses on public art, black performance, photography and new media. His photographic practice chronicles embodiment through personal narratives, landscapes, and portraiture. Multiple exhibitions and public programs his curatorial research has supported include: Malangatana: Mozambique Modern (2020) and Naughty Nymphs in the Courtyard of the Favorites (2022) at the Art Institute of Chicago; Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich: Speculative Archives (2021) and Wong Ping: Digital Fables (2021) at Conversations at the Edge. Denis writings on artists including Kapwani Kiwanga, Daniela Rivera, Toyin Ojih Odutola, and Senzeni Marasela appear in the Boston Art Review and Africanah. He is a MA graduate from the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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