Discover the 99 artists making history at the first Riga Biennale

Discover the 99 artists making history at the first Riga Biennale

23 March 2018

Organisers at the inaugural Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art have announced the 99 artists and collectives set to appear at this year’s event.

Curated by Katerina Gregos, the event will host 113 different pieces in nine venues across the Latvian capital. Half of the works on display will be new commissions (denoted by an asterix on the list below), while a third of the artists set to exhibition will hail from the Baltic region itself.

The event — named Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More in honour of Alexei Yurchak’s 2005 book about life in the Soviet Union — will run in from 2 June to 28 October.

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)

Image: Andrejs Strokins

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 (b.1991)

Augustas Serapinas*, Lithuania (b.1990)

Clemens von Wedemeyer*, Germany (b.1974)

Diana Lelonek, Poland (b.1988)

Image: Diana Lelonek

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.1981)

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)

Image: Julian Charrière

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)

Image: Liina Siib

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/Denmark (b.1972)

Image: Maryam Jafri

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)

Image: Paulis Liepa

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)

Image: Rafal Milach/Sputnik Photos

Stelios Faitakis*, Greece (b.1976)

Stine-Marie Jacobsen*, Denmark (b. 1977)

Sven Johne, Germany (b.1976)

Taus Makhacheva*, Dagestan (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)

Image: Viron Erol Vert

Jevgeni Zolotko*, Estonia (b.1983)

Žilvinas Landzbergas*, Lithuania (b.1979)