A project of ARTWORKS, the art management consultancy initiated by arts consultant and arts manager Anupa Mehta in 1998, THE LOFT at Lower Parel began in 2008 as a residency space cum art source.
It is an ever morphing arts space and an intimate gallery for distinct vocabularies.
Anupa Mehta is a respected name in the Indian art world. An arts consultant, arts manager, published writer and columnist, she assists clients with collection building services under the aegis of ANUPA MEHTA ARTS and ADVISORY.
She also undertakes commissioned projects, charity events and offers consultancy to organizations with particular emphasis on arts marketing and fund raising.
THE LOFT at Lower Parel, an arts project space cum gallery encourages creative interaction, national and international residencies, curatorial projects and functions as a source for exciting art acquisitions. Over 2008-2012, THE LOFT at Lower Parel conducted international residencies, studio sessions for Indian artists besides inviting well known curators to present an exhibition/project based on ongoing concerns.
A panel comprising eminent collectors, established artists, and critic-curators recommend artists and curators for THE LOFT's annual program. Nominations for 2009-2010 were made by Anupam Poddar, Sangita Jindal, Jitish Kallat, Sudarshan Shetty, Priya Pall and Anupa Mehta. Applications for 2010-2011 were appraised by a six person panel including Amrita Jhaveri, Girish Shahane, Harsh Goenka, Shaheen Merali, Swapan Seth and Anupa Mehta.
THE LOFT at Lower Parel also represents selected artists.