The 2021 Riga Photography Biennial is exploring the influence of digital media on our perceptions of reality.
The biennial will host a series of exhibitions and events between 8 May to 11 August, both online and across different venues in the Latvian capital.
To Fall in Love, Click Here will kick off the event with its look at how dating apps have influenced today’s relationship culture. Curated by Latvian Tīna Pētersone, the exhibition questions the role of impermanence in contemporary ideals of romanticism through the photographs of Irēna Andrejeva, Krišjānis Elviks, Elizabete Ezergaile, and Konstantin Zhukov.
Other exhibitions include Inexplicable, Yet a Fact by art collective Subspatial.xyz, a show loosely inspired by a Russian TV programme of the same name on aliens, werewolves, aliens, and political conspiracy theories. In July and August, the biennial will shift the spotlight to solo exhibitions, on topics ranging from Vika Eksta’s images of horses, Visvaldas Morkevičius introspective self-portraits, and Aap Tepper and Krustīne Krauze-Slucka’s experimental works on how digital media is affecting our notions of memory.
The Riga Photography Biennial has been running annually since 2016. You can discover the full programme here.