Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art Internship

RIBOCA, Riga, Latvia

Einreichfrist: 01. März 2020
The Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA) is an international biennial with a European focus and a strong regional profile, founded in 2016.
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 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 contemporary art
• Interest in art management and art events production
• Willingness to learn and to adapt to different situations
• 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

• Communication 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

• Start date: mid April 2020
• Duration: 6 months
• Location: Riga, Latvia
• Working hours: 8 hours working schedule from Wednesday to Sunday

Aya Yakimova
+371 27812057