The next event has been scheduled to take place in 2018.
The Riga Photography Biennial is an international contemporary art festival focusing on photography as an arts practice and prioritising Europe as a region. With the arrival of the 21st century and the age of advancement in virtual technologies, art has also entered a new period: today post-internet art and photography / image are making a strong impression and expressing ideas and thinking characteristic of this time. How has our understanding of photography / image changed because of digitalisation and its presence in the works of art? This and similar questions will be addressed by the Riga Photography Biennial.
The next event has been scheduled to take place in 2018. It will run from April to June and in collaboration with various institutions host a selection of exhibitions and projects, an education programme and other events. Some of the Riga Photography Biennial 2018 (RPB) exhibitions will take place outside of the capital Riga – in Liepāja, Cēsis and Daugavpils, hosting the solo exhibition of Latvian documentary photographer Uldis Briedis at Mark Rothko Art Centre, which will be dedicated to the Centenary of the Republic of Latvia. The main events of RPB 2018 – an international photography exhibition, the award ceremony for emerging photographers and its accompanying exhibition ‘Seeking the latest in photography!’ - will take place in the ‘Riga Art Space’ exhibition hall. Open call for the award will be announced later this year during the summer months.
Riga Photography Biennial is one of the founding members of the Association of Latvian Contemporary Art Festivals (ALCAF). The aim of Association is to promote contemporary culture in Latvia, create international collaboration networks, further Latvia’s profile in the international art scene, as well as partake in shaping a meaningful and prescient cultural policy.
Photo: Uldis Briedis (Latvia), ‘1976. Austra Pumpure performs inside the yard of Jāņa Street 8’.