Lakeeren opened in 1995 in the Vile Parle area and was one the first galleries to exist outside the South Mumbai art circuit. In a unique move, the gallery presented avant-garde art to a new audience outside the usual collector’s circle.
The original gallery was a small space, yet from it Arshiya Lokhandwala managed to curate shows that promoted many influential Mumbai artists. Nowadays, the gallery can be found in more traditional surroundings in the Grant’s building in Colaba.
Artists represented include Mithu Sen,
T.V. Santosh, Sonia Khurana and the excellent Gauri Gill.