About Us

Founded by Prerna SM Jain, APRE Art House commenced its journey in 2016, formalizing its institutional presence by 2022. Situated in Colaba, the gallery has established a distinguished global footprint, with exhibitions held in cultural epicenters such as New York, New Delhi, and Mumbai. At the heart of its ethos lies a steadfast commitment to showing art that resonates with audiences both immediately and enduringly.

Spanning an expansive 10,000 square feet, the Artist & Curatorial Residency Programme (MAIR) situated in the heart of Mumbai transcends its physical dimensions to embody a nurturing sanctuary, fostering the growth and evolution of artists. This residency program serves as a testament to the gallery's unwavering dedication to the cultivation of artistic talent and innovation.

The Gallery's inaugural exhibition in Colaba, "Shadow Lands," integrated theatre, studio visits, film screenings, slam poetry, walkthroughs, and in-depth discussions. Subsequent exhibitions have been accompanied by an array of educational engagements and experimental programs, nurturing a passion for contemporary art.

APRE Art House represents the culmination of Jain’s enduring vision to enrich the multifaceted realm of contemporary art, establishing an innovative platform for its comprehension and outreach on both national and global scales.

Beyond its vibrant exhibition schedule, APRE Art House is committed to fostering robust networks and cementing stakeholder relationships within the arts sector. By addressing critical needs and contextualizing socio-cultural dynamics, the gallery strives to integrate seamlessly into the ever-evolving landscape of contemporary art, providing stability and continuity amidst transformation.

With a steadfast dedication to promoting a pluralistic arts culture through physical and virtual showcases, as well as ongoing public programming, APRE Art House extends its support to artists through a comprehensive array of initiatives, including residency programs, mentorships, legal guidance, and international representation.

In the dynamic terrain of contemporary art, APRE Art House offers stability, welcoming both seasoned collectors and newcomers a trusted space to explore, learn, and engage. We warmly invite all to join us on our journey as we continue to push the boundaries of contemporary art and redefine the contours of the art world. 

About the Founder: Prerna SM Jain

Prerna SM Jain is the Gallery Director of APRE Art House, Colaba. She earned her Masters in Modern & Contemporary Art Market and Its History from Christie's Education, New York and her Bachelors from Rachana Sansad, Mumbai, in Fine Arts. This dual foundation equips her with a comprehensive understanding of both the theoretical and practical aspects of the art world.

She has worked at numerous institutions and galleries including Christie's Auction House in New York. She has trained under Ted Seth Jacobs in Vihiers, France, and in New York at the Florence Academy of Art, National Academy, New School and the Art Students League of New York.

Jain was an art critic, contributing to leading newspapers and art news platforms, including The Daily Star, New York Artnews, and Kashmir Reader, among others.

Jain remains steadfast in her commitment to continuous learning. She has completed numerous courses like Art Storage, Transport & Handling from NODE Institute, amongst others.

Jain also serves as the Program Director for Mumbai Artists in Residence (MAIR), focused on fostering artistic development and collaboration. She believes in the importance of giving back. She has been engaging in educational initiatives, including lectures at institutes like Sir JJ School of Arts; MIT (Architecture), Pune; MIT (Fine Arts), Pune; Somaiya School of Design, and Flames University (Fine Arts).

Yamini Telkar (Advisor)

An Indian art specialist who is the curator Bangalore International airport’s art Progamme, previously she has curated exhibitions and written on art and artists. Yamini has a unique work trajectory having worked in the art industry in auction houses and private galleries as well as institutions and academia for over 30 years. She is an expert in Modern and Contemporary Art and Folk Art Practice in India. Yamini is well versed in art history and her is passionate about making it accessible to a wider audience and is the co-founder of ArtKyk, to achieve this objective. She has a strong understanding of collections management and advises on building collections.

Yamini has a Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) focused in Art and Aesthetics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, M A in Ancient Culture, St. Xaviers College, Mumbai and BFA, Sir. J. J. School of Art, Mumbai.

Lina Vincent (Curatorial Advisor)

Lina Vincent is an independent art historian and curator with two decades of experience in arts management. She is committed to socially engaged practices that reflect in the multi-disciplinary projects she has developed and participated in. The focus areas of her research include arts education, printmaking history and practice, the documentation of living traditions, and environmental consciousness in the arts.
She completed an Archival Museum Fellowship from the India Foundation for the Arts (2018-19), and runs the Goa Familia archival photography project with Serendipity Arts Foundation. She initiated and headed the Piramal Residency Artist Incubator Programme 2019-20 and is Associate Curator with ARTPORT_making waves, international curatorial collective operating at the intersection of art, climate change and sustainability. Lina has curated numerous exhibitions with galleries across India and contributes to publications on art history and contemporary cultural practices. Lina has a bachelor's degree in printmaking and a master's in Art History from Bangalore University (2001).