Rīga Contemporary Art Biennial postponed to 2023
In response to the war in Ukraine, the third Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA3) has been postponed to summer 2023.
Renewal of the Riga-Stockholm route postponed
The Isabelle has been handed over to the Estonian authorities to provide temporary accommodation for Ukrainian refugees.
Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art announces the title, participants and venues for its third edition (RIBOCA3) opening July 2022
The third edition of the Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA3), running from 15 July – 2 October, led by Chief Curator René Block and titled Exercises in Respect, will feature 63 artists in the main exhibition in Andrejsala. Working alongside Block, Nico Anklam is acting as associate curator for RIBOCA3. He will also develop the public program for RIBOCA3.
The world can see Andrejsala
The film's premiere already took place in London, Riga, Berlin, Moscow, Paris and Basel. The main venue of the film is Andrejsala, where RIBOCA2 took place in 2020. Now the world sees the potential of Andrejsala.
RIBOCA film premiere coming soon at the Riga International Film Festival
At the Riga International Film Festival on October 17, the RIBOCA film - and suddenly it all blossoms – will premiere, documenting the Riga International Biennale of Contemporary Art, which lasted only three weeks due to the restrictions of the pandemic.
The new potential concert hall location sketches can be viewed in Andrejsala
The most appreciated student works of the Riga Technical University (RTU) master's study program have been placed in Andrejsala for viewing. A total of 22 works were developed within the study program, which reflected the proposals for the location of the National Acoustic Concert Hall in Riga. The group of experts established by the Latvian Union of Architects has nominated three potential concert hall holdings, where Andrejsala ranked first in terms of architects' analysis and the number of points obtained.
René Block appointed chief curator for the third edition of the Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA3)
Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA) is delighted to announce the appointment of René Block as chief curator for the third edition, RIBOCA3, running from 15 July - 2 October 2022 in Riga, Latvia.
RIBOCA starts in Andrejsala
Today is the opening of the Second Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA2). This year the biennial will take place solely in Andrejsala, a Riga Port City (RPC) territory. We, RPC team, are delighted to have this opportunity – offer our territory for the exhibition, handing it over to RIBOCA team and this year’s curator Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel.
RIBOCA contemporary art event launches in a week's time
The 2nd edition of Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA2) opens to the public from 20 August - 13 September 2020, bringing together 65 participants and 9 collectives at the Andrejsala industrial port area in Riga.
RIBOCA2 and suddenly it all blossoms 20 August – 13 September 2020
ANDREJSALA – BETWEEN RUIN AND RENOVATION A partially abandoned peninsula, Andrejsala is somewhere between a ruin and a renovation site, mirroring the current state of the world. It stands as a metaphor for the ruptures of modern utopias, Soviet ideals and capitalist hopes, and resonates with our current challenges: to find ways of inhabiting the world in a new epoch while acknowledging these shared heritages.
Krasta Station at Riga Port being disconnected from rail network – Andrejsala reunites with Riga center after 115 years
With development at Andrejsala on the territory of Riga Port City underway, SJSC Latvijas Dzelzceļš started a reconstruction of railway infrastructure in the Zemitāni-Rīga-Krasta section on July 28. As a result, the port’s historic coal railway station Rīgas Krasta has been disconnected from the rail network.
New Route – HELSINKI-RIGA
With the reduction of the impact of the pandemic in the Baltic Sea countries and the lifting of travel restrictions in European countries, Tallink / Silja Line has opened a new route from Helsinki to Riga Passenger Port.
RIBOCA2 announces new public opening dates and details on its new exhibition / feature movie film-set project
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, and will be transformed into the setting for a feature- length film that will be shot during opening hours. Between a ruin and a construction site, past fallen dreams and present reality, the project, transformed into a unique experience, acknowledges the limitations and possibilities of today.
RIBOCA2 announces programming for online series of talks and conversations
The 2nd edition of Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA2), and suddenly it all blossoms, curated by Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel, invites you to join its online series of talks and conversations, imagined with associate curator of public programmes Sofia Lemos.
RIBOCA2 announces exhibition will transform into a feature movie
RIBOCA2 announces exhibition will transform into a feature movie, film set and online series of talks and conversations
Magazine Deko: Scale does not exist
The second Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art RIBOCA2 will start in the summer. Unlike the first biennial, when there were eight locations in Riga, this time will be just one - in Andrejsala, while the other locations will be waiting for guests in Jurmala.
RIBOCA announces the key locations for its second edition
RIBOCA announces the two main venues for its second edition: the former industrial port Andrejsala (“Andrew's Island”) in Riga and the former Summer Residence of the Union of Architects of Latvia in Jūrmala.
Dismantling of rails begins at Riga Port City – the territory becomes more accessible
On February 15, 2020, the dismantling of railway tracks in the center of Riga, in the territory of Riga Port City, was started. The rails have been completely dismantled today from their beginning in the southern part of Andrejosta, including the rails crossing the road.
Edavārdi album "Breakout" tour final concert will be the teritory of Riga Port City
Rapper Edavārdi has announced a concert tour to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the release of his album “Breakout". This will be a special concert series, focusing on the artist's older musical material, that has been created between 2007 and 2015.
The city should develop
Riga Port City has a territory for the implementation of socially significant projects, such as the national acoustic concert hall.
Riga Russian Theater opens a new playroom in Andrejsala with a performance for children
From September 13, Mikhail Chekhov's Riga Russian Theater invites little visitors and their parents to go on a trip – together with the heroes of Selma Lagerleva's fairy tale "The Wonderful Journey of Nils Holgerson" to a mysterious place in Andrejsala.
Dienas Bizness: Andrejsala and its development - from the entrepreneurs point of view
Does Andrejsala have the potential as a place for business, or has it been used up already? Business portal “Dienas Bizness” surveyed companies working in Andrejsala to find out their opinion on the development of this part of Riga.
Dienas Bizness: Andrejsala – Riga's pearl of tomorrow
On July 29, "Dienas Bizness" wrote about Riga Port City: "In the upcoming years, Andrejsala may become the most dynamic development area, as the port cargo leaves the city center. All the prerequisites are there to make this place a real pearl of the city.”
Hotels and office spaces planned for Andrejosta
“For us as the owners of Andrejosta territory, this project has been evolving organically, the territory being on the very bank of the Daugava. The river-front for a long time has been used as a Yacht port and service point before specific area development plans were in place. Our goal is to preserve these traditions. Therefore, in the project, we firmly stick to the decision that the waterfront will be green and accessible to pedestrians, public functions and recreation, as well as we’re considering all possibilities to actively use the water area itself,” announced Uģis Stīpnieks, SIA RJC Andrejosta project manager.