1st Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art

6 April 2018

Melanie Bonajo Progress vs. Regress 2016 video still HD video 54 minutes Commissioned by HACKING HABITAT Courtesy of the artist

1st Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art

Title: Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More
Artistic director and curators: Katerina Gregos, Solvej Helweg Owesen, Ioli Tzanetaki
Dates: 2 June - 28 October 2018
Preview days: 31 May - 1 June
Locations: 8 venues around Riga

CIMAM Members are welcome to join the Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art. Please email to accreditation@rigabiennial.com


The biennial was conceived by Commissioner Agniya Mirgorodskaya to provide a new global platform for international and Baltic artists, provide educational and community support within the region, and increase artistic engagement between the Baltic regions and the rest of the world. Titled Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More, the biennial will showcase the work of 104 artists, including 10 collectives, and take place in eight different venues across the city, ranging from cavernous industrial factory spaces to buildings in the Art Nouveau district. The chief curator of the first edition of RIBOCA is Katerina Gregos. Amongst the list of participating artists are well-known names, including: Jonas Mekas, Mark Dion, Erik Kessels, Robert Kuśmirowski, Trevor Paglen, Lynn Hershmann Leeson, Adrián Villar Rojas and Nedko Solakov; as well as a large number of young, emerging and relatively undiscovered artists from the Baltic region and beyond.

For extended information please visit: rigabiennial.com