Established under the guidance of Ms. Prerna Jain, APRE Art House embarked on its journey in 2016, formalizing its presence by 2021. Further cementing its dedication to the art world, the gallery moved to the culturally rich Colaba in 2022. With a global presence, including exhibitions in cultural capitals like New York, New Delhi, and Mumbai, The Gallery prioritizes art that speaks to viewers both immediately and over time.
The Gallery's 10,000 sq. ft. Artist & Curatorial Residency Programme in the heart of Mumbai (MAIR) is not merely a space; it's a nurturing ground, fostering the growth and evolution of artists, standing as a testament to its dedication.
The Gallery's inaugural exhibition in Colaba, "Shadow Lands," was not just an art display but a comprehensive experience. It integrated theatre, studio visits, film screenings, slam poetry, walkthroughs, and in-depth discussions. Since then, every show has been accompanied by a series of educational engagements and experimental programs 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's two-floor space, further enriched by a terrace for interdisciplinary practices, is both a platform for seasoned art patrons and a welcoming environment for those just beginning their collecting journey.
The Gallery maintains a dynamic schedule of exhibitions throughout the year. APRE is not only about exhibitions but about creating robust networks, cementing stakeholder relationships. 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 aims to promote a plural arts culture through regular physical and virtual showcases while also continuing to develop public programming. From unique programmes like 'The White Table Editions' and 'Interims', to the invaluable support The Gallery extends to artists via Residency Programmes, mentorships, legal guidance, and international representation, there is an unwavering commitment to nurturing the art ecosystem.
In the ever-evolving landscape of contemporary art, APRE stands as a steady anchor, offering both collectors and newcomers a trusted space to explore, learn, and engage. The Gallery invites all to be part of its journey, as it continues to shape and redefine the boundaries of art.