Alena Marajh

About Papaya Projects

In the Fall of 2022, Marajh launched Papaya Projects, a global artist management and gallery consulting business. Papaya focuses on cultivating unique approaches to professional development and project based coaching to artists of all disciplines, mediums and stages in their career. Marajh currently manages three artists: Denae Howard (Mixed Media), Dede Lovelace (Painter), and Friday Lynton (Metal Artisan). In addition, she consults for two contemporary Galleries with locations in Brooklyn, London and Lagos.

Prior to Papaya Projects, Marajh consulted, advised and managed artists on a project basis.

Previous artist consulting include: Sophia Dawson, Ronel Jordaan, Malene Barnett, Melissa Sutherland-Ross, Chanell Angali, Alice Mizrachi, Imani Shanklin-Roberts

Expertise: Exhibition Planning · Contemporary South African Art · Contemporary Middle Eastern Art · Primary & Secondary Market · Gallery Operations  · Fine Art Sales · International & Domestic Shipping · Art Fairs · Internship Programming · Studio Development · Emerging Trends Forecasting

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Image: Frieze NY, May'23  / Tiwani Contemporary Booth

Artist, Emma Prempeh
"Steal the Rum Cake from the Kitchen"
Oil, Acrylic, Iron Powder and Schlag metal on Canvas with Projection, 2023

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