Mónica Rikić is an electronic artist and creative coder based in Barcelona.
She focusses her practice in code, electronics and non-digital objects to create interactive projects often framed as experimental and speculative games.
Her interest lies in the social impact of technology, human-machine coexistence and the reappropriation of technological systems and devices, which she manipulates and rethinks through art. From educational approaches to sociological experimentation, she wants to propose new ways of thinking and interacting with the digital environment that surrounds us.
She has participated in different festivals around the world such Ars Electronica in Linz, Creative Tech Week in New York, Robotronica in Austalia or FILE in Brazil, among others, and has exhibited at local institutions such as the CCCB, Arts Santa Mónica or Disseny Hub.
She has been awarded at the Japan Media Arts Festival, AMAZE Berlin, the Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition in Atlanta and with a BBVA Foundation Leonardo grant to work on a research project about robots and social interactions. She has done artistic residencies at Technoculture, Arts and Games in Montreal, European Media Artists in Resicence Exchange (EMARE) in Australia, Medialab Prado in Madrid, Platohedro in Medellin and Etopía in Zaragoza.
She recently awarded the National Prize in Culture (2021) granted by the National Council of Art and Culture of Catalonia (CoNCA).
More info: www.monicarikic.com