Curator announced for Riga Biennial 2020
Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel has been appointed as chief curator for the second edition of the Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art, RIBOCA2. Lamarche-Vadel was formerly curator at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. She curated the most recent show by Tomás Saraceno, ON AIR, which was the most attended exhibition in their history. She has also regularly collaborated with institutions and biennials including the Château de Versailles, the 11th Bamako Biennale, the Stedelijk Museum and the 12th Biennale de Lyon among many others.
Following the first edition in 2018, RIBOCA2 will retain its strong European focus and regional profile, taking the rich history of the Baltic States as its foundation, by highlighting artists from the wider region, and allowing international artists to engage with its cultural, historical and socio-political context. The biennial is continuously dedicated to a sustainable model based on best practices that prioritises artists and artistic production and encourages dialogue and engagement with local communities and socially diverse audiences.
Lamarche-Vadel will announce her curatorial concept in Venice during the 58th Venice Biennale on Tuesday 7 May 2019 at Chiesetta della Misericordia in a conversation with founding director Agniya Mirgorodskaya and editor-in-chief at Mousse Magazine, Francesco Tenaglia.