Alexandra Giniger, Founder of Oyster Knife Projects.  Photo courtesy of Mbali Z. Ndlovu.

Alexandra Giniger, Founder of Oyster Knife Projects.

Photo courtesy of Mbali Z. Ndlovu.

The rundown.

Oyster Knife Projects is a global arts consultancy firm specializing in promoting and nurturing the careers of artists of color.

In an effort to combine her varied experiences within the art world and beyond, Alexandra Giniger founded Oyster Knife and serves as Chief Creative Officer of this venture.

After receiving her Master's degree from Georgetown University, with a concentration in Modern & Contemporary Art Business from Sotheby's Institute of Art (London), Alexandra managed the Brooklyn-based studios of world-renowned artist, Wangechi Mutu, until moving into the gallery world with positions as Managing Director at Greene Naftali Gallery and Director at Rachel Uffner Gallery. She is currently Director of Artist Relations at Jack Shainman Gallery.

Alexandra is a member of the AFRICA’SOUT Advisory Committee, Amref Health Africa Art Ball Committee, MoCADA Ambassadors Circle, and co-chaired the 2016 benefit for artist workspace, Recess. She has organized the exhibitions, Dare You To Look: Radical Realizations in Portraiture, the inaugural exhibition of Burning in Water Art (Nov. 2015 - Jan. 2016); Do Not Destroy at Baxter St. CCNY (Jan. - Feb. 2017); and at at Rachel Uffner Gallery, All That Glitters (Summer 2017) and Factors of Production (March - April 2018). Alexandra has been a return guest lecturer at New York University.