About me

Hi, my name’s Debbie. I’m a London-based writer and curator who has supported arts events and exhibitions across the UK, US, France and Italy.

I’m a contributing author to two books on ceramics, Strange Clay co-published by Hatje Cantz and Hayward Gallery Publishing, and Clay Pop by Rizzoli. I’ve written for several arts publications and I am also one of this year’s commissioned writers for New Contemporaries. Most excitingly, my article “Fried yam in the museum” is now a set text on the Courtauld Institute of Art’s MA Curating programme.

Here on my website, I post articles that look at art and museums through a personal lens, exploring questions like “what does it feel like to dance in a museum?” and “how did the British Museum’s African collection end up in the basement?“.

I work as a Curatorial Assistant at the Hayward Gallery, part of London’s Southbank Centre. Most recently, I worked on the acclaimed exhibition In the Black Fantastic, curated by Ekow Eshun, and I curated The Hop, a major outdoor installation by Jyll Bradley. Previously, I’ve worked on exhibitions at organisations including Tate Modern, the Migration Museum and Somerset House.

You can contact me at debbiemeniru@gmail.com, and keep up to date with my writing via Instagram or LinkedIn.