Meneesha Kellay

Dezeen Awards 2022 judge Meneesha Kellay

Meneesha Kellay is a London-based curator and writer. She is currently the contemporary programme curator at London's Victoria and Albert Museum.

In February 2022, Meneesha was appointed co-curator of the British Pavilion at the 18th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale.

Previously she was public programmes curator at the RIBA led Open House London 2014 and produced talks and events at the Architectural Association. She was also the assistant director of the AA Night School.

Meneesha has conducted independent projects with Museum of Architecture, London College of Fashion and the Baltic Pavilion at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale 2016.

After studying architecture at the Manchester School of Architecture, Meneesha specialised in curating visual cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London. Meneesha has sat on the RIBA Architects for Change Advisory board, was appointed on the 2019 London Festival of Architecture curation panel and is a Steering committee member for Design Can. She is part of the V&A Anti-Racism Taskforce and is passionate about decolonising cultural institutions.

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