kim? Contemporary Art Centre


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kim? Contemporary Art Centre resides in a red 19th-century brick warehouse located in a sometime degenerated area near the Riga Central Market. The name of kim? is no less than an abbreviation of an insistent question “what is art?” (“kas ir māksla?” in Latvian). Our organization is offering a certain range of activities such as exhibitions, lectures, discussions, a library, publications and other events related to recent art, theory and social issues introduced by means of local and international corpus of ideas, beliefs and individuals. kim? supports the development of emerging artists, theoreticians, curators, philosophers, translators and thinkers of other spheres aiming to provide a responsive context to their work and to make critical practices accessible to a wider audience.

Since 2009 a number of exhibitions by local and international artists have taken place at the premises of kim?and the basis for regular lectures, seminars, screenings and performances has been set. Events may take place both outside the house and the country. Exhibitions and the related program is curated by kim? as well as in collaboration with guest curators and other institutions.

As of 2010,  we have started working on a long-term project: the promotion and publication of a specific range of essays and texts on art, art theory and criticism, and selected translations.


Maskavas iela 12/1, Riga, LV-1050, Latvia

Opening hours:

I – closed

II-  12:00 – 20:00

III- VII 12:00 – 18:00


+371 67223321

Official website/other links/social media:


You can get to kim? by using tram line 3, 7 and 9 till the stop Maskavas iela

Echo Gone Wrong
August 22, 2013
Published in Institutions in Latvia
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