Kim? Contemporary Art Centre
Exhibition-auction Black Market ’23

Black Market ’23 

Kim? x Hanzas 22 & online

December 7–10, 2023


Opening: December 7, 18.00

Location: Kim? future venue Hanzas Street 22, Riga


Working hours: 

December 7  –  18.00–21.00

December 8  –  16.00–20.00

December 9, 10  –  12.00–16.00



Ēriks Apaļais, Uģis Albiņš, Anna Ceipe, Jānis Dzirnieks, Krista Dzudzilo, Andris Eglītis, Ieva Epnere, Viktorija Eksta, Margrieta Griestiņa, Kaspars Groševs, Annemarija Gulbe, Indriķis Ģelzis, Maija Kurševa, Inga Meldere, Karlīna Mežecka, Miķelis Mūrnieks, MAREUNROL’S, Luīze Nežberte, Krišs Salmanis, Līga Spunde, Andrejs Strokins, Sabīne Šnē, Rūdolfs Štamers, Viktors Timofejevs, Sabīne Vernere, Amanda Ziemele.


Thursday,  December 7 from 18.00 to 21.00 Kim? Contemporary Art Centre invites you to the opening of the Black Market ’23 exhibition-auction. The exhibition will be on view for only four days at Kim?’s future new address, Hanzas Street 22, Riga, and online at


The Black Market exhibition-auction campaign, organized annually by Kim?, continues the tradition of democratizing art sales activities and promoting support for artists and art institutions. Borrowing its name from the 1990s post-Soviet reality with clandestine markets all around the Baltics, this improvised art fair booth embraces the underdog status of the Riga art market scene with an attempt to overcome the curse of never being legal or financially viable.


At this event, visitors will not only be able to view but also purchase artworks from a selection of works by specially chosen artists, 50% of the value goes to the artist and 50% to Kim? for development. This year, the Black Market is taking place at Kim?’s future new address, Hanzas Street 22, with a major public debut in the summer of 2024, when Kim? will celebrate its 15th anniversary.