The Riga International
Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA) is an international biennial with a European focus and a strong regional profile, founded
Taking the rich history of Riga and the Baltic states as its underlying framework,
the Biennial highlights the artistic landscape of the wider region and creates opportunities for artists to enter into dialogue
with the cultural, historical and socio-political context of the city and its geographic surrounds.
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.
RIBOCA2 will bring together 60 international and regional artists and creators whose
works challenge traditional definitions of art, expanding its usual territories by working and thinking beyond disciplines.
Spreading across Riga’s parks, former industrial sites, wastelands, domestic houses, monuments, restaurants, hotels and
harbours, the Biennial, following the principles of entanglement, embraces the pulse and rhythm of the transforming ecosystem
of the city.
RIBOCA2 DATES: 16 MAY – 11 OCTOBER 2020
RIBOCA2 public opening: 16 May 2020
Press and professional
preview: 14 May – 15 May 2020
Working in the biennial office and at the venues throughout
the biennial period and during the preparation
6 months (20 April – 18 October 2020)
Full time (40 hours a week)
Erasmus+ grant from your home institution
Accident insurance at the venues available
Before the biennial starts the main
task is helping in the office and with the production at the venues, meeting artists at the airport, assisting artists with
getting around Riga and their research.
After the opening - working Wednesday-Sunday at the venue, assisting visitors,
making tours around the venue, solving urgent problems, assisting with Public program events.
Interns will have a unique
possibility to fulfil an education program of RIBOCA and become our mediators.
• Interest in
• Interest in art management and art events production
• Willingness to learn and to adapt to different
• Readiness to work with people of different ages on a daily basis
• Readiness to work outside in a chilly
weather (RIBOCA2 venues can be industrial and Riga’s weather is
• Upper Intermediate or higher level
of English (Latvian and Russian would be a plus)
• Microsoft Office skills
with international artists and possibility to take part in all public program events
• Very enthusiastic team of professionals
• Tea&coffee and light snacks
• A possibility to take part in RIBOCA events
• Experience in art mediation
DATES AND HOURS:
• Start date: mid April 2020
• Duration: 6 months
• Location: Riga, Latvia
Working hours: 8 hours working schedule from Wednesday to Sunday