About Us

Chena Gallery celebrates and presents African art in its finest forms.

Impacting Our Communities

Art has a socio-economic impact in many communities. For centuries, art has been a strong expression of human experience, perception and imagination.

Chena considers art as a fundamental instrument in re-defining the future of a society. Our activities are focused on seeing a direct and where possible immediate impact in the communities we support.

We value international collaboration and work with different organisations worldwide as a deliberate effort to make a positive change where synergy exists. Our efforts currently contribute to 4 of the 8 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

Meet The Founders

Mrs. Zelipa Mulwanda

Co-Founder & Managing Director

BA Economics, MSc Environment & Development

Zelipa has 14 years of work and volunteering experience. She brings to the team experience of working in communities and a passion to effect change in everything she’s involved in. Zelipa has worked as a Trader on the stock market and also worked in banking.

She was project manager for a Clean Development Mechanism project targeting Lusaka townships and went on to volunteer for such organisations as Habitat for Humanity in the United States. Her focus is to see artists in rural and vulnerable peri-urban areas receive Chena art starter packs to ensure our message of entrepreneurship and art as investment resonates right from the beginning in a way that is accessible to all.

Our starter packs are to spread our re-imagined reality that anyone can become the best artist and have a huge impact on others. The packs are to send a message of hope. She is actively involved in the strategic planning of building a city through art and creating the biggest museum at Nkwashi.

Dr. Sepo Musokotwane


Sepo has over 10 years managing and starting education projects for children from pre-school and primary school. She has worked in higher education for over 8 years where she served as Course Coordinator for undergraduate programs and later as Assistant Dean in the School of Business at the University of Lusaka overseeing over 12 different degree programs in the school of business and supervising PhD students in multiple institutions of higher learning across Zambia.

Passionate about education, Sepo brings to the team her creative mind and passion for art, and her ability to creatively solve problems with many years of experience in entrepreneurship and education. Her focus is to see a successful art studio for artists set up at the park at Nkwashi.

Starting at Nkwashi provides a serene environment with beautiful views of nature and landscape for the artists to peacefully focus on developing their creative skills. The Estate has over 3100 acres of space as a well-planned City that Chena is tasked with providing the essence of culture and art. Currently through its Artist in residence programs, Chena has over 5 acres of space and a man-made dam to work with to create a world class space that the community can be enriched by.


Chena Art House, The Park at Nkwashi, Lusaka, Zambia
+260 96 3506655

Open Hours

Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm
Weekends: Closed
Holidays: Closed

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