Denny Mwaura is a curator and writer based in Chicago. He is the Assistant Director at Gallery 400, UIC. Exhibitions and public programs he has organized and supported include, Gravity Pleasure Switchback (2023), Reckless Rolodex (2023), A Species of Theft (2022) and Young, Gifted and Black: The Lumpkin-Boccuzzi Family Collection of Contemporary Art at Gallery 400; Malangatana: Mozambique Modern (2021) at the Art Institute of Chicago; and Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich: Speculative Archives (2021) at Conversations at the Edge. He has authored texts for and about artists including Amanda Williams, Kapwani Kiwanga, Daniela Rivera, and Senzeni Marasela.

Mwaura’s a recipient of the Schiff Foundation Fellowship for Critical Architectural Writing, an award granted by the Department of Architecture and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago. He received his MA in Modern and Contemporary Art History from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.