APRE Art House firmly establishes its commitment to the elevation of emerging art practitioners. With this resolute vision, we take privilege in unveiling the fifth edition of our Residency Programme (9th January, 2024- 9th March, 2024).

Mumbai Artists in Residence (MAIR) aims at empowering emerging voices and shaping legacies, nurturing the emerging talent in the realm of Visual art and its intersections.

 This programme beckons Visual Artists, Live Artists, and Emerging Curators to journey beyond their known boundaries. Within our vast 10,000 sq. ft. facility in the heart of Mumbai, artists are provided an unparalleled platform to forge collaborations, fostering a tapestry of diverse artistic backgrounds. Over an intensive eight-week span, residents will find themselves immersed in a milieu of intellectual discourse, savoring the vibrant art culture of Mumbai.

The program seeks to enhance meaningful dialogues with the local community. Curated avenues await to sculpt and expand the artistic inclinations of participants through varied modules. The programme is augmented by consistent mentorship and valuable feedback from our Gallery Director, Ms. Jain, and a curated panel of esteemed experts and curators. 

Anchoring the programme's professional development & academic offerings are five lectures that delve into the intricate facets of the art world (along with guest lectures from various renowned experts)

Understanding Market Dynamics & Pricing

Digital Engagement & Marketing

Art Conservation: Best Practices

Art Presentation and Documentation

Gallery Operations: An Introduction to the Structural Framework of Art Galleries.

Further enhancing the experience are privileged visits to the studios of local artists, access to our Gallery's private Literary Collection, and mentorship sessions punctuated throughout the residency.

Located in Sakinaka, the residency space holds good connectivity and easy access to art galleries , supplies , airport and hospitals.The space has a fully equipped kitchen, dormitory, rooms and house help and security service designed for a hasslefree studio experience.

As a contemporary gallery, our influence is not merely to display art; it's about molding future legacies in art.

Guest lecturers from Previous Editions:

Veronique Chagnon Burke: Co-Founder of the Women Art Dealers Digital Archives (WADDA), Veronique holds a Ph.D. from the Graduate Center of CUNY, a Master’s in Art History from NYU, and a BA in History of XIX and XX Century Art at Université Paris-Sorbonne. Her vast academic experience includes post-graduate internships in Museology at École du Louvre, and positions as adjunct professor at various American universities, in addition to her decade-long role as president and director of academic programs for Christie’s in North America. Throughout her career, Véronique has held research positions at MoMA, and participated as a speaker at the Centre Pompidou, the Met, and Yale University, among others. As co-founder of the New York chapter of the International Art Market Studies Association, and member of the Society for the History of Collecting, Véronique brings unparalleled and diverse expertise

Anupam Sah: Anupam Sah is the head of art conservation, research, and training at CSMVS Museum, Mumbai. A trans-disciplinary practitioner, he works with a Systems Approach based on inter-relatedness and networked cycles of effects and causes, allowing him to also engage heritage conservation with other sectors. Earlier he served as Director Projects (Conservation) at Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage. A prodigious educator, he also teaches conservation at University of Mumbai.

Shristi Sainani: Shristi Sainani is a curator, designer, researcher, and writer currently based in New Delhi, India, where she functions independently. Her interest lies in dismantling and assessing core concepts of exhibition making, specifically focusing on Contemporary Art churned through the diaspora of the Global South. She also writes poetry, having published three books in the genre, and has contributed to several art and architectural forums. Her independent research focuses on collections and architecture of private art museums. Shristi's paper on inclusivity in museum spaces won the INSC Researchers Award in 2021. Shristi is a formally trained architect. She completed her Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Sydney and her Master’s in Curatorial Studies from the University of Melbourne.

Omkar Kadu: Omkar Kadu is a conservator and restorer, recently founded a firm ‘URJITA Centre for Art Conservation & Heritage Management’. Before that he was associated with the CSMVS for over two decades. He is a recipient of The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship at SRAL, The Netherlands. Omkar holds Masters and Bachelors degrees in Fine Arts (Drawing & Painting) from Sir J. J. School of Art and Postgraduate Diploma in Museology and Conservation from CSMVS, Mumbai University. Recently he visited Jaipur for co-ordination and documentation of material technology of traditional Minakari & Kundan work with Russian conservators as a collaborative project with Hermitage Museum, Russia. Omkar has been involved with conservation-restoration and condition assessment of easel paintings from the CSMVS collection, as part of collaborative project with The Courtauld Institute of Art, London. He has also played vital role in project involving the conservation of The Indica Collection of Indian miniatures at Kupferstich Kabinett, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. Omkar has provided technical support for several national and international exhibitions at CSMVS. He has also conducted many workshops and training programs at CSMVS and few other institutions in India. In 2019 he has been selected for MIST LINING WORKSHOP organised by SRAL supported by GETTY FOUNDATION among 16 conservators all over the world. Recently he had participated second important conference after 1974 on ‘Conserving Canvas Symposium’ held at Yale University, New Haven, USA from 14th Oct to 17th Oct.,2019. His paper on ‘Structural conservation issues with European easel paintings housed in high humid areas such as Mumbai, India’ is going to publish internationally soon this year.