APRE Art House was founded in 2016 by Ms. Prerna Jain. The Gallery was formalized in the year of 2021 and shifted into a new exhibition space in Colaba in 2022. APRE has held sevral exhibitions across New York, New Delhi and Mumbai. The Gallery also runs an Artist Residency Programme at a 10,000 sq. ft. Facility in Mumbai. For it’s inaugural exhibition in Colaba, Shadow Lands, the Gallery executed a programme of Theatre, Studio Visit, Film Screening, Slam Poetry, walkthroughs and discussions. Since, every show is accompanied by a series of lectures, educational engagements, experimental workshops and special events that foster a passion for contemporary art.
APRE came about as the fruition of Ms. Jain’s long-term vision to contribute to the diverse and multi-layered space of modern and contemporary art, and to create an innovative platform for its understanding and outreach both nationally and globally. The Gallery is a two- floored independent structure, with a terrace that is used for the promotion of various interdisciplinary practices.
The gallery has a dynamic schedule of exhibitions throughout the year. The Art House is envisioned as not just a gallery, but a platform to build networks of support and strengthen stakeholder relationships through professional channels. In contextualizing and addressing the crucial needs in the arts sector, the gallery aims to integrate itself and provide stability within a constantly morphing socio-cultural topography.
APRE offers art enthusiasts and connoisseurs the opportunity to engage with a meticulously selected range of art in diverse mediums and styles. APRE aims to promote a plural arts culture through regular physical and virtual showcases while also continuing to develop public programming. The Gallery hosts various programmes including: The White Table Editions, From The Studio and Interims. It also offers support to its artists through Residency Programmes, mentorship programmes, legal support and international presence management.
APRE Art House works to continuously build and grow a network of artists, patrons, and collaborators in order to magnify the outreach of the arts and facilitate newer definitions of art practice and viewership.
PRERNA SM JAINFOUNDER
Prerna SM Jain has earned her Masters In Modern & Contemporary Art Market And It’s History degree from Christie’s education, New York, and her Bachelors in Fine Arts from Rachana Sansad, Mumbai. She has worked at several art galleries and institutions, including Christies auction house, New York. She has trained with Ted Seth Jacobs in France, at Florence Academy of Art, National Academy and the Art Students League of New York. She is an art critic for several newspapers and art news platforms including- The Daily Star, New York Artnews and Kashmir Reader, amongst others.
LINA VINCENTEXTERNAL CONSULTANT/ CURATOR
Lina Vincent is an independent art historian and curator with two decades experience in arts management. Since 2009, Lina has worked on multi-layered projects that highlighted plural approaches, with a focus on inclusivity and collaboration in public arts engagement. It has resulted in interconnected bodies of research and curation, that bring together diverse voices, modes of expression, and interfaces for dialogue. The focus areas of her research extend to projects with arts education, printmaking history and practice, the documentation of living traditions and folk arts in India, and environmental consciousness in the arts. Her current practice foregrounds sustained engagement with material culture and social history, seen through acts of community interaction, documentation and display; archiving and interpretation.
Her ongoing engagements include the development of ‘Sandooka – The Living Museum of Kodava Culture’, a virtual project commissioned by India Foundation for the Arts (IFA); ‘Goa Familia’, archival photography project with Serendipity Arts Foundation and ‘Sunaparanta Art Initiator Lab’, Goa (S.A.I.L) mentoring project. She concluded an Archival Museum Fellowship through IFA, Goa Chitra Museum (2018-19) and headed the Piramal Residency Artist Incubator Programme 2019-20. She is Associate Curator with ARTPORT_making waves – global arts program for climate-action. She worked on Story of Space – art and science festival, Goa (2017); ‘Tabiyat: Medicine and Healing in India’ CSMVS Mumbai (2016-17). She has curated numerous exhibitions with galleries across India and contributes to publications on art history and contemporary cultural practices. Lina has a BFA in printmaking from Bangalore University and MFA in Art History from the same institution.
Select shows by the gallery-
[Tender buttons, and a] Bellyache, Colaba, Mumbai, 2023
Inner Terrains, Colaba, Mumbai, 2023
Futur Proche, Colaba, Mumbai, 2022
Singing The Body Electric, Colaba, Mumbai, 2022
Echoes, Colaba, Mumbai, 2022
Interm-I, Colaba, Mumbai, 2022
Shadow Lands, Colaba, Mumbai, 2022
Time Lapse, India Art Fair, New Delhi, 2022
TRANSIT, Bikaner House, New Delhi, 2021
An Organization of Chaos, OVR, 2021
What’s Your Cup of Tea?, New York, 2017