+ Studio space
+ Residencies
+ Curatorial support
+ Rum

The world and art today run as a system.
Avast! We sail our ship on these seas of our art world. We seek not to make profit in the markets, but to find glory and beauty in freedom on the seas.
This is the last ship for free artists. Outside the kingdoms and the markets that we are all part of. Weighing anchor just off the ocean in Bandra.
To seek adventure. And to find fortune.
On a deck where time has stopped and mermaids still sing and stars still shine.

NEWS 2022 – 23
sadhu and j

Last ship is now in Khajuraho, the UNESCO World Heritage site, in Madhya Pradesh. Khajuraho is our main base, from where the area of the residency spreads across, through various sites, to the Kalinjar hill, fort and temple.

The new residency space will begin with a 2-month program with 2 artists. The artists have been selected and will begin their residency in December 2022.


Introducing Aaron
6 Jan 2013

Our first artist this new year. Happy New Year, all pirates and Last Ship lovers!

Aaron Beebe is a New York based artist and museum director whose work explores themes of memory, display, and institutionality.

more about Aaron


Guests Dreaming on the Ship these Days
Veronica (plus daughter) and Sean
11 Jan 2013

The Telepathy Project is an ongoing collaboration between the Australian artists Veronica Kent and Sean Peoples. They have spent the last seven years developing a collaborative practice based on the possibilities of telepathic communication.

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Across Upon
Dec 15th – 17th, 2012

Featuring new videos works on view at Last Ship Artist residency Across Upon – by Nellie Kluz
(USA), Natasha Mendonca (IN) and Suman Sridhar (IN).


Last Ship presents Across Upon, a video exhibition focusing on Eros, Ephemera and the Everyday.
The show features video art and performance through multiple video installations, projections,
performance, installation and music.

about the show
artist biography
program notes

Introducing Nellie - winter artist at Last Ship
12 Oct 2012

I come to Last Ship from Boston, MA, where I make documentaries and work for the LEF Foundation, an organization that funds independent filmmaking in New England. I make movies by trying to stand back and observe, entering into a learning process by filming. I look for subjects that hold promising visual opportunities and a chance to meet new and surprising people. I graduated from Boston University and I’ve worked for Documentary Educational Resources, a distributor of anthropological and ethnographic films.

more about Nellie Kluz

Introducing Natasha - winter artist at Last Ship
11 Oct 2012

Natasha Mendonca is a filmmaker and visual artist from Bombay, India. She holds a B.A from St. Xavier's College, Bombay in Sociology and Anthropology and a Masters in Film and Video from the California Institute of the Arts.

more about Natasha

'City of Photos' by Nishtha Jain
6 December 2012

Film screening co-presented by India Foundation for the Arts.

7pm, Thursday, 6 December 2012 at Lastship

The filmmaker will be present at the event to discuss her work and answer questions. To know more about the event and about India Foundation for the Arts, call Jigna at +919619842954.

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Art Weekend at Last Ship
26 - 28 Oct 2012

A Diisaster Diiva. Girl pirates. Film screening. Our own little recipe for the perfect weekend at Last Ship.

more about the art weekend

10 August 2012

Vaibhav Raj Shah, Shubhalakshmi Shukla & Chandni Vora
The new residency works at Last Ship, Mumbai
Opening on 10 Aug 2012.

Superficial v.01

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Introducing our next (photographer) artists - Tanja and Sahil!

Tanja Verlak
Tanja Verlak is 33, and currently involved in a PhD-by-practice at the Royal College of Art, London. Her research focuses on the representation of culturally determined shock in photography.

Sahil Mane
He is 27 and did his training in photography in 2010 at the Hallmark Institute of Photography, Massachusetts, USA. Orgasm!, his first solo show, has won two Honourable Mentions from the International Photography Awards, and the LA Center for Digital Art’s LACDA ‘Top 40’ Juried Competition 2011

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Our summer artists say hi!  
May - July 2012

The artists are finally selected and are here at
Last Ship!

(Phew! As it is said - there's many a slip between the cup and the ship!)

So here they are.

Vaibhav Raj Shah • Chandni Vora • Shubhalakshmi Shukla

Inviting 1 Indian and 1 International artist to LastShip
Aug - Dec 2012


August 20 to September 20 2012
(the international residency has been already attributed).
Deadline for applications: 31 July 2012

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Last Ship brings a bit of Bogota art scene to Mumbai
30 June 2012

Olga Robayo (Colombia)
Artist talk / Colombian music & coffee in the garden

4.30 to 7pm / Saturday 30 at Last Ship

Olga Robayo lives and works in Bogota (Colombia) and Oslo (Norway). From 2009 she has been director of EI Parche Artist Residency in Bogota.

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Our new friends -
Olga and her residency EL PARCHE

The art guerilleros meet the art pirates.
Find out more about
EI Parche Artist Residency at

Floy Krouchi
April 2012

Floy Krouchi was our artist in residence for the month of April.

During her stay here, Floy collaborated with Tejal Shah on her latest multi disciplinary project, titled, Between the Waves. Tejal’s recent artistic research has gravitated to include a completely new nexus of interest area -- the intersection of Buddhist philosophy, post-pornography, biological exuberance, ecology, interspecies and posthumanism.

The universe is not only queerer than we suppose, it is queerer than we can suppose.

more about Floy Krouchi

Mario Pfeifer & Markus Weisbeck  
5 - 15 March 2012

Presented by

We’re excited to host our guests for March, Mario and Markus, who are coming for a short residency in Mumbai organised for them by our friends, ‘What About Art?’!

Talk and presentation by the artists, projection of Mario Pfeifer’s work, followed by tea with the artists in our garden. Don’t miss it!
5 pm, Wed 7 March, Last Ship

Mario Pfeifer | Markus Weisbeck |  What About Art?

The Winter Artist
Dec 2011 - Jan 2012

Harsheet Thukral

You are invited to come and view artworks created by Harsheet Thukral at our residency along with some of her earlier work done during her years in Mumbai.

The work will be on display from 6 – 12 March 2012, 10 am – 7 pm at Last ship, Khar W.


The Monsoon Projects
Jul - Sep 2011

Anjana KothamachuRiddhi ShahSashikant Thavudoz

Chintan Upadhyay’s catalyst for an early launch of the ship into the water. An unprepared for, spontaneous first group of three artists selected by Chintan from a word-of-mouth group of applications.
‘The polymorphous locus of human existence.’ ‘Collection and archiving.’ ‘The disorder of the built space.’

project(s) selected by Chintan Upadhyay

June 2011

Pravin Waghmare

The first project at Last Ship. The project that started it all.
Pravin Waghmare’s exhibition of sculptures, installation and digital works on paper at the Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
‘Monotony and alterations in an unknowingly discreet process.’