About Us

APRE Art House is a Mumbai based Contemporary art gallery. It specialises in creating meaningful conversation around art, while representing established and emerging artists. The Gallery has been home to innovative and pioneering exhibitions across diverse media
and genres. 

Founded by Prerna SM Jain in 2016, APRE Art House formalized its presence in 2022. Situated in Colaba, the gallery has shown internationally with exhibitions held in New York, New Delhi, and Mumbai. The Gallery, along with its programmes, has a physical presence of around 12,000 sq. ft. in the heart of Mumbai.

From its inception, the Gallery has prepared and presented unparalleled museum-quality exhibitions. It has positive collaborations, maintains price transparency, and provides a highly personalized and hands-on experience of exceptional quality. It encourages collectors, novice and seasoned alike, to approach art collecting with thoughtfulness.

In less than two years, APRE has shown a steadfast dedication to
promoting a pluralistic arts culture. The gallery has mounted significant exhibitions featuring local and international artists. It has also participated in some of the most prestigious art fairs such as the India Art Fair.

Spanning an expansive 16,000 square feet, the Gallery's Artist
Residency Programme (MAIR) is situated close to the Mumbai International Airport. It embodies a nurturing space for the artists. This program serves as a testament to the gallery's unwavering dedication to the Arts.

APRE has a robust outreach programme featuring panel discussions, performances, screenings and various other programmes that foster a deeper appreciation for the arts.

In the dynamic terrain of contemporary art, APRE offers stability, welcoming one to a trusted space to explore, learn, and engage. 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. 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.

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 with numerous courses like Art Storage, Transport & Handling from NODE Institute.

Jain also serves as the Program Director for Mumbai Artists in Residence (MAIR). She believes in the importance of giving back and 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).

Veronique Chagnon Burke (Advisor)

Independent Scholar, Co-Founder of WADDA [Women Art Dealers Digital Archives] 

Throughout her career, Véronique Chagnon-Burke has taught a wide range of subjects in art market studies and art history at Queens College, Parsons School of Design, and Hunter College, among other institutions. Her museum and research positions have included work at the Museum of Modern Art and the College Art Association, and she has also worked at the Hôtel Drouot in Paris. From 2002 to 2021, she was the Director of Christie’s Education in New York, where she taught the history of the art market and art history, more specifically classes on French art and on women artists.

A specialist in the history of nineteenth century French landscape painting, her fields of expertise also include nineteenth century art criticism and the art market and the role of women in the art world. She received her Ph.D. from The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, her M.A. from the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University, and her Licence from the Université Paris-Sorbonne. She is also a graduate of the Ecole du Louvre in museum studies.

She has been focusing on organizing academic conferences which bring together art history and art market studies, such as Celebrating Female Agency in the Art in June 2018, and Women Art Dealers 1940-1990 in May 2019. Her current collaborative project is the Women Art Dealers Digital Archive (WADDA), a digital platform that maps the role women art dealers played in the institutionalization of modern and contemporary art. 

 Since leaving Christie’s Education, Véronique has gone back to academic research and writing, as well as curating contemporary art exhibitions [In the Fleshhttps://www.emergeconverge.com/exhibitions/in-the-flesh, 2023]. In January 2024, she curated She.Her.Hers, an exhibition of ten women artists for the Cultural Council for Palm Beach Countyhttps://www.palmbeachculture.com/council-events/council-gallery-exhibitions/she/. She continues teaching and collaborating with Adventures in Art as the lead scholar.

In September 2022, she was elected co-chair of The International Art Market Studies Association [TIAMSA]. She a section editor for the Art Market Dictionary [BAM, Bloomsbury Art Market], an online tool published by Bloomsbury Press in London in 2023.

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).