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Here’s the Artist List for the First Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art

ASI (The Agency of Singular Investigations), The Flower Power Archive(detail), 2018, multimedia installation.

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The first Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art in Latvia is titled ”Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More,” which happens to be the name of a relatively high-ABV imperial stout made by Threes Brewery in Brooklyn, so it is already shaping up to be a pretty good affair. But this morning the organization released its artist list, and that, too, looks promising—it has 99 entries, ten of which are collectives, with big names like Lynn Hershman Leeson, Jonas Mekas, Mark Dion, and Raoul Vaneigem (yes, the Situationist theorist!) alongside quite a few lesser-known ones.

RIBOCA noted in a news release that 70 percent of the artists on the list (which follows in full below) hail from the general Baltic region, with a third come from the Baltic countries, and that about half of the 113 works on view in nine venues will be new commissions (denoted by an asterisk). The show runs June 2 through October 28, and Katerina Gregos is handling curatorial duties. Her title is borrowed from the name of anthropologist Alexei Yurchak’s 2005 book about life in the Soviet Union.

ASI* (The Agency of Singular Investigations), Russia (founded 2014)
Alexis Blake, USA/Netherlands (b.1981)
Alexis Destoop, Belgium/Australia (b.1971)
Adrián Villar Rojas, Argentina (b.1980)
Andrejs Strokins*, Latvia (b.1984)
Andris Eglītis*, Latvia (b.1981)
Annaïk-Lou Pitteloud, Switzerland/Belgium (b.1980)
Anne Duk Hee Jordan, Korea/Germany (b.1978)
Ariane Loze*, Belgium (b.1988)
Aslan Gaisumov, Chechnya (b.1991)
Augustas Serapinas*, Lithuania (b.1990)
Clemens von Wedemeyer*, Germany (b.1974)
Diana Lelonek, Poland (b.1988)
Diāna Tamane*, Latvia/Belgium (b.1986)
Emilija Škarnulytė, Lithuania/Germany (b.1987)
Erik Kessels*, Netherlands (b.1966)
Ēriks Apaļais, Latvia (b.1981)
Eve Kiiler, Estonia, (b.1960)
Femke Herregraven*, Netherlands (b.1982)
Fernando Sánchez Castillo, Spain (b.1970)
Han Hoogerbrugge, Netherlands (b.1963)
Hannah Anbert*, Denmark (b.1984)
Hans Rosenström*, Finland (b.1978)
Henrike Naumann*, Germany (b.1984)
IC-98, Finland (founded 1998)
Ieva Balode, Latvia (b.1981)
Ieva Epnere*, Latvia (b.1977)
Indrė Šerpytytė*,Lithuania/UK (b.1983)
Ivar Veermäe, Estonia/Germany (b.1982)
Jacob Kirkegaard, Denmark (b.1975)
James Beckett, Zimbabwe/Netherlands (b.1977)
Jani Ruscica, Finland (b.1978)
Johanna Gustafsson-Fürst, Sweden (b.1973)
Johannes Heldén, Sweden (b.1978) &
Håkan Jonson, Sweden (b.1978)
Jonas Mekas, Lithuania/USA (b.1922)
Julian Charrière, France (b.1987)
Julian Rosefeldt, Germany (b.1965)
Julijonas Urbonas, Lithuania (b.1981)
Karel Koplimets*, Estonia (b.1986)
Katarzyna Przezwańska, Poland (b.1984)
Katrīna Neiburga, Latvia (b.1978)
Kerstin Hamilton*, Sweden (b.1978)
Kristaps Epners*, Latvia (b.1976)
Kustaa Saksi, Netherlands (b.1975)
Liina Siib*, Estonia (b.1963)
Lynn Hershman Leeson, USA (b.1941)
Maarten Vanden Eynde*, Belgium (b.1977)
Marco Montiel-Soto, Venezuela/Germany (b.1976)
Marge Monko*, Estonia (b.1976)
Marina Pinsky*, Russia/Belgium (b.1986)
Marisa Benjamim, Portugal/Germany (b.1981)
Mark Dion*, USA (b.1961)
Maryam Jafri, Pakistan/Denmark (b.1972)
Melanie Bonajo, Netherlands, (b.1978)
Michael Landy*, UK (b.1963)
Michael Sailstorfer*, Germany (b.1979)
Minna Rainio & Mark Roberts, Finland/UK (b.1974, b.1970)
Nabil Boutros, Egypt/France (1954)
Nedko Solakov*, Bulgaria (b.1957)
Nicolas Kozakis, Greece/Belgium (b.1967) & Raoul Vaneigem, Belgium (b.1934)
Nikos Navridis*, Greece (b.1958)
Oswaldo Maciá*, Colombia/UK (b.1960)
Orbita, Latvia (founded 1999)
Paulis Liepa*, Latvia (b.1978)
Petra Bauer, Sweden (b.1970) &
Rebecka Katz-Thor*, Sweden (b.1982)
Robert Kuśmirowski*, Poland (b.1973)
Sandra Kosorotova*, Estonia (b.1984)
Sasha Huber, Switzerland/Finland (b.1975)
& Petri Saarikko*, Finland (b.1973)
Saskia Holmkvist*, Sweden (b.1971)
Sissel Tolaas*, Norway/Germany (b.1963)
Sputnik photos*, Poland/Slovakia/Belarus (founded 2006 in Poland)
Stelios Faitakis*, Greece (b.1976)
Stine-Marie Jacobsen*, Denmark (b. 1977)
Sven Johne, Germany (b.1976)
Taus Makhacheva*, Dagestan (b.1983)
Teemu Korpela*, Finland (b.1980)
Tilman Wendland*, Germany (b.1969)
Tobias Zielony*, Germany (b.1973)
Trevor Paglen, USA (b.1974)
Valio Tchenkov*, Bulgaria/Germany (b.1966)
Vladimir Svetlov, Latvia (1973)
Viron Erol Vert*, Turkey/Germany (b.1975)
Jevgeni Zolotko*, Estonia (b.1983)
Žilvinas Landzbergas*, Lithuania (b.1979)

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