As a core element, the 3rd Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA3) will shift its focus from the curatorial back to the artistic. Eschewing a fixed curatorial premise, Exercises in Respect will instead allow guiding themes and narratives to unfold organically through the artworks themselves.
The biennial, titled "Exercises in Respect", will feature 63 artists in the main exhibition located in Andrejsala. Over half the work on view in the main exhibition will be new commissions created in response to Riga’s unique physical, social and historical terrain. Rooted in the significance of its geographic context, RIBOCA3 will present its largest showing of Latvian artists yet, while over half of the participating artists are from the wider Baltic region.
Working alongside René Block, Nico Anklam is acting as Associate Curator for RIBOCA3 and will also develop its public programme.
Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art 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.