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Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA3)

15.07.2022 to 02.10.2022

Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA) is one of the largest contemporary art events in Latvia and the Baltic States. RIBOCA takes place every two years, and its creative management is each time entrusted to another international art curator.

The chief curator for the third edition, RIBOCA3, running from 15 July - 2 October 2022 in Riga, Latvia, will be legendary René Block.

One of Germany's leading art world figures, Block has worked as an independent curator for over fifty years. His established career includes holding the positions of director of the Kunsthalle Fridericianum in Kassel, and curator for numerous international biennials, including Belgrade October Salon (2006), Gwangju (2000), Istanbul (1995) and Sydney (1990). In 2008 he co-founded the Kunsthalle 44 Møen in Denmark and continues to operate as its artistic director. RIBOCA3 will be his most ambitious project of the last fifteen years.

The third edition follows RIBOCA2, which was realized as both a physical exhibition and a feature film - premiering in Autumn 2021. The latter was produced as a direct response to, and product of, the global pandemic. RIBOCA3 expands on this global perspective: taking the rich history of the Baltic states as its foundation, it highlights artists from the wider region, whilst inviting international artists to engage with its cultural, historical and socio-political context.

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