Founding Director of the Riga Biennial Foundation
Agniya Mirgorodskaya is the founding director of the Riga Biennial Foundation, the commissioning body of the Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA).
Agniya Mirgorodskaya got her BA in Hispanic Studies at the University of St. Petersburg, an additional BA in International Politics from London City University and her MA in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London and New York. Following her work experience at Christie’s Russian Department and commercial London art gallery Andipa, she decided to turn towards the not-for-profit sector.
Being half-Lithuanian, half-Russian, Agniya developed the concept of RIBOCA as a biannual initiative to create opportunities for international and Baltic artists to engage with the city of Riga and the wider region. Commissioning an internationally respected curator and working in tandem with an international advisory board and growing team, Agniya, who speaks five languages, oversees the production of the biennial and is RIBOCA’s global ambassador. She lives and works in Riga.