The Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA) is an international biennial with a European focus and a strong regional profile, founded in 2016.
The 2nd RIBOCA 'and suddenly it all blossoms' grew out of the urge to change our way of inhabiting the world through reaching out to other voices, sensibilities, and ways of making relationships. Understanding this extreme situation as a call for reinvention, the exhibition, spreading over 200,000m2 of the Tarkovskian former port district of Andrejsala in Riga, will be open to the public from 20 August - 13 September. It will be transformed into the setting for a feature-length film that will be shot during opening hours. During the three-week run of the show, performances, guided tours and public programmes will be held.
RIBOCA sees itself as a critical site of artistic experimentation and knowledge production, an activator of co-operation and exchange between local and regional actors and institutions, an instigator of generosity towards peers, and a barometer of current social, political and economic issues filtered through artistic practices.