Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA) Announces Artists

March 28, 2018
Author Echo Gone Wrong
Published in Detour News from Latvia

Katrīna-NeiburgaPickled-long-cucumbers-2017Two-channel-video-colour-sound-1144Courtesy-of-the-artistRiga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA) is pleased to announce the artists who will participate in the first edition.

A total of 99 artists including 10 collectives will be participating in the biennial.

Almost a third of the participating artists are from the Baltic countries, while almost 70% of the total are from the Baltic region (including Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Germany). The rest of the artists come from countries as diverse as Korea, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, South Africa, the United States and Canada, as well as Russia, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Greece, Bulgaria and the United Kingdom.

During the biennial 113 works – including 49 new commissions – will be shown in nine different venues across Riga. There will also be 10 public sculptures and site-specific interventions in various locations around the city. Many of the participating artists will present more than one work, appearing in several of the venues, thus providing an opportunity for visitors to gain a more in-depth insight into their practice.

The artists participating in the public program and making performances will be announced at later date.

Participating artists:

  • ASI* (The Agency of Singular Investigations), Russia (founded 2014)
  • Alexis Blake, USA/Netherlands (b.1981)
  • Alexis Destoop, Belgium/Australia (b.1971)
  • Adrián Villar Rojas, Argentina (b.1980)
  • Andrejs Strokins*, Latvia (b.1984)
  • Andris Eglītis*, Latvia (b.1981)
  • Annaïk-Lou Pitteloud, Switzerland/Belgium (b.1980)
  • Anne Duk Hee Jordan, Korea/Germany (b.1978)
  • Ariane Loze*, Belgium (b.1988)
  • Aslan Gaisumov, Chechnya, Russia (b.1991)
  • Augustas Serapinas*, Lithuania (b.1990)
  • Clemens von Wedemeyer*, Germany (b.1974)
  • Diana Lelonek, Poland (b.1988)
  • Diāna Tamane*, Latvia/Belgium (b.1986)
  • Emilija Škarnulytė, Lithuania/Germany (b.1987)
  • Erik Kessels*, Netherlands (b.1966)
  • Ēriks Apaļais, Latvia (b.1981)
  • Eve Kiiler, Estonia (b.1960)
  • Femke Herregraven*, Netherlands (b.1982)
  • Fernando Sánchez Castillo, Spain (b.1970)
  • Han Hoogerbrugge, Netherlands (b.1963)
  • Hannah Anbert*, Denmark (b.1984)
  • Hans Rosenström*, Finland (b.1978)
  • Henrike Naumann*, Germany (b.1984)
  • IC-98, Finland (founded 1998)
  • Ieva Balode, Latvia (b.1987)
  • Ieva Epnere*, Latvia (b.1977)
  • Indrė Šerpytytė*, Lithuania/UK (b.1983)
  • Ivar Veermäe, Estonia/Germany (b.1982)
  • Jacob Kirkegaard, Denmark (b.1975)
  • James Beckett, Zimbabwe/Netherlands (b.1977)
  • Jani Ruscica, Finland (b.1978)
  • Johanna Gustafsson-Fürst, Sweden (b.1973)
  • Johannes Heldén, Sweden (b.1978) & Håkan Jonson, Sweden (b.1978)
  • Jonas Mekas, Lithuania/USA (b.1922)
  • Julian Charrière, France (b.1987)
  • Julian Rosefeldt, Germany (b.1965)
  • Julijonas Urbonas, Lithuania (b.1981)
  • Karel Koplimets*, Estonia (b.1986)
  • Katarzyna Przezwańska, Poland (b.1984)
  • Katrīna Neiburga*, Latvia (b.1978)
  • Kerstin Hamilton*, Sweden (b.1978)
  • Kristaps Epners*, Latvia (b.1976)
  • Kustaa Saksi, Netherlands (b.1975)
  • Liina Siib*, Estonia (b.1963)
  • Lynn Hershman-Leeson, USA (b.1941)
  • Maarten Vanden Eynde*, Belgium (b.1977)
  • Marco Montiel-Soto, Venezuela/Germany (b.1976)
  • Marge Monko*, Estonia (b.1976)
  • Marina Pinsky*, Russia/Belgium (b.1986)
  • Marisa Benjamim, Portugal/Germany (b.1981)
  • Mark Dion*, USA (b.1961)
  • Maryam Jafri, Pakistan/USA (b.1972)
  • Melanie Bonajo, Netherlands, (b.1978)
  • Michael Landy*, UK (b.1963)
  • Michael Sailstorfer*, Germany (b.1979)
  • Minna Rainio & Mark Roberts, Finland/UK (b.1974, b.1970)
  • Nabil Boutros, Egypt/France (1954)
  • Nedko Solakov*, Bulgaria (b.1957)
  • Nicolas Kozakis, Greece/Belgium (b.1967) & Raoul Vaneigem, Belgium (b.1934)
  • Nikos Navridis*, Greece (b.1958)
  • Oswaldo Maciá*, Colombia/UK (b.1960)
  • Orbita, Latvia (founded 1999)
  • Paulis Liepa*, Latvia (b.1978)
  • Petra Bauer, Sweden (b.1970) & Rebecka Katz-Thor*, Sweden (b.1982)
  • Robert Kuśmirowski*, Poland (b.1973)
  • Sandra Kosorotova*, Estonia (b.1984)
  • Sasha Huber, Switzerland/Finland (b.1975) & Petri Saarikko*, Finland (b.1973)
  • Saskia Holmkvist*, Sweden (b.1971)
  • Sissel Tolaas*, Norway/Germany (b.1963)
  • Sputnik photos*, Poland/Slovakia/Belarus (founded 2006 in Poland)
  • Stelios Faitakis*, Greece (b.1976)
  • Stine-Marie Jacobsen*, Denmark (b. 1977)
  • Sven Johne, Germany (b.1976)
  • Taus Makhacheva*, Dagestan, Russia (b.1983)
  • Teemu Korpela*, Finland (b.1980)
  • Tilman Wendland*, Germany (b.1969)
  • Tobias Zielony*, Germany (b.1973)
  • Trevor Paglen, USA (b.1974)
  • Valio Tchenkov*, Bulgaria/Germany (b.1966)
  • Vladimir Svetlov, Latvia (1973)
  • Viron Erol Vert*, Turkey/Germany (b.1975)
  • Jevgeni Zolotko*, Estonia (b.1983)
  • Žilvinas Landzbergas*, Lithuania (b.1979)

*An asterisk denotes a new commission

RIBOCA1 opens to the public: Saturday 2 June 2018

Press Preview and Vernissage: Wednesday 31 May – Saturday 2 June 2018

Image: Katrīna Neiburga Pickled long cucumbers, 2017, Two-channel video, colour, sound, 11’ 44’’, Courtesy of the artist