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This year's RIXC Art Science Festival "Crypto, Art and Climate" will take place in Riga, Latvia and online from September 20-22, 2023, discussing how new digital developments such as Web 3.0, blockchain and artificial intelligence are currently changing the landscape of art and culture, and how artists are using these new technologies in their work to tackle major contemporary issues such as climate change.

The festival will begin with the international exhibition opening taking place on Wednesday, September 20 at 19:00 at the National Library of Latvia, featuring artworks by international and Latvian artists, as well as by EMAP/EMARE residency program artists. The festival exhibition will be on view until November 11, 2023at the Latvian National Library.

Artists: Memo AKTEN (TR/UK), Nico ANGIULI (IT) & Katerina EL RAHEB (GR), Emanuel GOLLOB (AT), Nicolas GOURAULT (FR), Carolin LIEBL & Nikolas SCHMID-PFÄHLER (DE), Rosa MENKMAN (NL), Joana MOLL (ES), Paula NISHIJIMA (BR/NL), Jurģis PETERS (LV), Anna RIDLER (UK/US), Līga VĒLIŅA (LV), Ieva VĪKSNE (LV), Zane ZELMENE (LV).

Curators: Rasa SMITE, Raitis SMITS (RIXC / LV).

The festival will take place in Riga and online (in zoom). 

Early Bird festival tickets are available by September 15, 2023:

PROGRAM (short)
Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Day 1: Opening Programme
The National Library of Latvia (Mūkusalas iela 3)

17.00 Opening Keynotes and Artist Talk:
 Festival Exhibition Opening
The National Library of Latvia

Thursday, September 21, 2023
Guided Tour
12:00 SensUs. Augmented Nature-Cultures

Opening of Augmented Reality (AR) Exhibition followed by a guided tour through Esplanade park of Riga city
The Latvian National Museum of Natural History, Kr. Barona iela 4

Day 2: Arthaton. Challenges for Green & Digital Future
The National Library of Latvia / Zoom

15:00 Keynote Panel:
Eleonora BRIZI (IT) / Eric NOWAK (CH) /Jane TINGLEY (CA)

W1. AI and Blockchain: Transforming Potential in Arts
W2. Art, AI and the Metaverse: Reality Shift
W3. Green Digital Utopia and Augmented Nature-Cultures
W4. Digital Future Challenges: Blockchain, Art and Economy

19:00 Sound Art and Live Performance
RIXC Gallery, Lenču iela 2

Friday, September 22, 2023
Day 3: Symposium.
 Crypto, Art and Climate
The National Library of Latvia / Zoom

11.00 Keynote Talk
Memo AKTEN (TR/UK). Distributed Consciousness (online)

12.00 Presentation and Panel Discussions: 
12.00 Panel 1 [AI] Artificial Intelligence and Future of Media Art
14.00 Panel 2 [Green] AI, Art and Climate Change
15.30  Panel 3 [XR] AI and Art in the Metaverse
17.00 Panel 4 [Crypto] NFTs and Art on the Blockchain  


Registration Fees / Tickets

Early Bird fee: 18 EUR (until September 15, 2023)
Full fee: 36 EUR
Students: 50% reduction 18 EUR // 9 EUR Early Bird (until September 15, 2023) 

Registration / Festival Pass: 

Apply for Artathon (Day 2 Program, September 21, 2023) 
We welcome young artists and creatives under age 30 to apply for participation in the workshop,
taking place onsite in Riga, The National Library of Latvia.
All accepted Arthaton participants will get a free Festival Pass. 

Organizers and Contact:

The Festival is organized by The RIXC Centre for New Media Culture.
Curators: Rasa Smite ( and Raitis Smits (
Producers: Agnese Baranova (, Liga Brice (assistant) / RIXC
PR and information coordinator: Liva Silina
Contact e-mail:
Phones: +371 29635167 (Agnese Baranova), +371 26546776 (Rasa Smite)
Address: RIXC the Centre for New Media Culture, Lencu iela 2, Riga, LV-1010, Latvia

Organizers: RIXC Center for New Media Culture

Partners: The State Museum of Natural History Karlsruhe, The Latvian National Museum of Natural History in Riga, NAIA Naturally Artificial Intelligence Art Association / Karlsruhe.

Support: State Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia, Riga City Council, European Media Art Residency Platform (EMAP), Creative Europe Programme by the European Union, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia, AUGE 2ND project, Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Programme (CERV) by the European Union, Art Research Laboratory (MPLab) of the Liepaja University, ASTE Gallery, National Library of Latvia, Art Academy of Latvia, LG Electronics.

Informative support: Echogonewrong, Arterritory, Satori, Wemakemoneynotart, Diena, Delfi.

More info:


+371 67228478 (office)

+371 26546776 (Rasa Smite)