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#013 RIBOCA1

Art Biennial Design

2018, Riga, LV | Client: RIBOCA
Team: 100ideas + Oana Tudose & Liva Kreislere
Chief curator: Katerina Gregos | Photos: Ivan Erofeev | Status: Completed

Video Courtesy of the Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art


Speed is the form of ecstasy the technical revolution has bestowed on man… He is caught in a fragment of time cut off from both the past and the future; he is wrenched from the continuity of time;
he is outside time…


Milan Kundera, Slowness, 1996

from the 1st Riga Biennial Concept

The Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA) is an international biennial with a European focus and a strong regional profile, founded in 2016.


Its first edition, RIBOCA1, took place from the beginning of June until the end of October 2018.

Throughout 8 different venues across Riga, including one in Jurmala there were showcased:

- 104 artists, including 10 collectives

- 141 works, including 49 new comissions


There were also 10 public sculptures and site-specific interventions spread across various locations around the city. 

Based on the curatorial concept defined by the chief curator Katerina Gregos, the 1st Riga Biennial reflected on the phenomenon of change – how it is anticipated, experienced, grasped, assimilated and dealt with at this time of accelerated transitions and the increasing speeding up of our lives. 

In 2017, 100ideas was invited to submit a design proposal and in 2018 got chosen for being in charge of the scenography of the 1st edition of RIBOCA.

For a few months in 2018, 100ideas moved its studio to the HQ of RIBOCA in Riga and worked on-site until June.

With a team of 3, 100ideas worked closely with the curators, with the production team, graphic designers as well as with all the amazing people behind RIBOCA.

100ideas was in charge of:

- creating the overall set-up in 7 out of the total of 8 venues*

- creating the entire scenography for 2 of the venues

- assisting and consulting several artists with the technical detailing and production of their works

- designing info points, the RIBOCA shop, seating areas, pedestals, etc.

- assisting the production team in relation to lighting, materials sourcing and installation of artworks.

*The exhibition Sensorium at the Dubulti Station in Jurmala was designed by Tilman Wendland

Check the photo gallery of each venue 


RIBOCA1 credits:

Chief Curator - Katerina Gregos

Associate Curator - Solvej Helweg Ovesen

Assistant Curator - Ioli Tzanetaki

Public Programme Curators - Kolektīvs – Zane Zajančkauska & Ilze Kalnbērziņa Praz

Exhibition design: 100ideas

Assistant Exhibition Designers: Oana Tudose, Līva Kreislere

Technical director: Charles Gohy

Head production: Garine Aivazian

Graphic Design: Wiedemann Lampe

Communications: Pelham Communications

Full team - here

Full list of artists -  here

All photos: Ivan Erofeev. Courtesy of the Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art.

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