About

Biography

I’m a new media artist and creative coder from Barcelona. I focus my practice in code, electronics and non-digital objects for creating interactive projects often framed as experimental games, which aim to go beyond the game itself.

My interest lies in the social impact of technology, human-machine coexistence and the reappropriation of technological systems and devices, to manipulate and rethink them through art. From educational approaches to sociological experimentation, I want to propose new ways of thinking and interacting with the digital environment that surrounds us.

With my works, I have participated in different festivals such Ars Electronica, Japan Media Arts Festival, FILE Festival or Sónar, among others, and I have also done residences in TAG Montreal, an EMARE Residency at QUT (Brisbane) and at Ars Electronica Futurelab. Currently I am working on a research project about robots, AI and social interactions with a Leonardo grant from BBVA Foundation .

Upcoming

June 2018 – Sensorium Festival. Bratislava, Slovakia.
June 2018 – Silbersalz Festival. Halle, Germany.
June 2018 – NEGOCIO. Casal de Cultura de Sant Cugat.

All Grants, residencies and awards

October – November 2018 – Artistic residency at Medialab Prado. Madrid.
July 2018 – Dinacon – The Digital Naturalism Conference. Thailand.
March 2018 – Artistic residency at Platohedro. Medellín, Colombia.
April-September 2017 – Residency ‘Suport a la creació’ to develop the interactive theater piece Harinera, at Fira Tàrrega. Tàrrega, Lleida.
May – June 2017 – Sónar Innovation Challenge.
October 2016 – Invited Artist at Videosonica, Cali (Colombia).
July – August 2016 – The Conduit. Collaboration with Friedrich Kirschner in his Transmit3 Residency (Ars ElectronicaFuture Lab and QUT The Cube) with The Society for Cultural Optimism. Berlin/Linz.
April 2016 – Award nomination at the A MAZE. Festival, Berlin.
February 2015 – Jury Selection at 19th Japan Media Arts Festival
June-August 2015 – Critical Hit. TAG Research Centre – Concordia University, Montreal.
April 2015 – Interactivos? 15 – Futures at playMedia Art Futures, Murcia.
February 2015 – Semi finalist at the Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition, Georgia Tech, Atlanta.
July 2014 – September 2014 – Move On: European Media Artists in Residence Exchange at QUT Residency. Brisbane,

Talks and showcases

November 2018 – Talk at PAula Educación. Mallorca.
October 2018 – Speaker at Femtek. Bilbao.
October 2018 – Speaker at IndieCade Europe. Paris.
May 2018 – Pantalla de Inicio #3, Espacio Fundación Telefónica. Madrid.
November 2017 – Panel: Games with a purpose, at MIRA Festival.
July 2017 – Talk: Games, technology, theater and society. Museums and videogames. For EducaThyssen at UCM, Madrid.
July 2017 – Talk & Workshop: Programming languages as culture. Escuela Cívica, Barcelona.
March 2017 – Talk & Workshop for the participants in the open call Juegos Reunidos at MediaLab Prado, Madrid.
November 2016 – Talk: Gender and techCivic LabMOB, Barcelona.
October 2016 – Games as an artistic practice. Videosonica, Cali (Colombia).
October 2016 – Games, theater and technology. Segones jornades d’escena digital a Barcelona. Fabra i Coats, Barcelona.
April 2016 – Talk: PechaKucha Barcelona, Musseu del Disseny.
December 2015 – Conectable, IED Madrid.
November 2015 – We/Make’15 at MOB Barcelona
28 February 2015 – Buildacode, DEMO, Disseny Hub, Barcelona.
24 February 2015 – Design to educate, Museu del Disseny, Barcelona.
November 2014 – Digital Futures: New Realities, organized by Victoria and Albert Museum at the MWC in Barcelona.
May 2014 – Dorkbot, Hangar. Barcelona.

Workshops

November 2018 – Floating Robot Workshop. Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Madrid.
November 2018 – Cardboard Robot Hand Workshop for kids. Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Madrid.
May 2018 – Workshop AudioGames. Pantalla de Inicio #3, Espacio Fundación Telefónica. Madrid.
September 2017 – Workshop: ‘Drawing melodies’ at Eufònic Festival.
August 2017 – Workshop: ‘Drawing melodies’ at Festes de Gràcia. Barcelona.
May 2017 – Workshop: Interactive narratives in the forest at ESC.
March 2017 – Talk & Workshop for the participants in the open call Juegos Reunidos at MediaLab Prado, Madrid.
October – November 2016 – APPtivism workshop with David Proto. Centro de Enmedio, Barcelona.
October 2016 – Workshop: Cardboard orchestra. Videosonica.Cali, Colombia.
June 2016 – Workshop: Cardboard orchestra. Lo Pati, Amposta
June 2016 – Workshop: Cardboard orchestra. X Mostra sonora i visual, CC Convent de Sant Agustí, Barcelona
May 2016 – Workshop: Browser based sound projectsCC Convent de Sant Agustí, Barcelona
April 2016 – Workshop: Interactive FictionsCC Convent de Sant Agustí, Barcelona
November 2015 – Family workshops at MACBA (Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona).
February 2015 – Little Robots Workshop at DEMO, Disseny Hub, Barcelona.
November 2014 – Interactive Puppets Workshop at LinkafestaCC Jardins de la Pau, El Prat.
October 2014 – Little Robots Workshop at Ingràvid Festival, Figueres.
September 2014 – Kids & Electronics Workshop for Ingràvid Festival at Ars Santa Mònica, Barcelona.
11 September 2014 – Masterclass for education and interaction design university students at QUT. Brisbane, Australia.
30 August 2014 – Young Scholars Program: Interactive Hand Puppets at QUT. Brisbane, Australia.
16 and 17 August 2014 – Garduino Workshop at The National Science Week at QUT. Brisbane, Australia.
4, 11 and 18 August 2014 – Introduction to Makey Makey Workshop for Visual Arts University students at QUT. Brisbane, Australia.
23 and 30 July 2014 – Makey Makey Workshop for school kids at QUT. Brisbane, Australia.
July 2013 – Little Robots, Mónica Rikić & Joana Moll. Festival Art Roulotte, Vic.
February 2013 – Online artist portfolio Workshop. Mónica Rikić. Recreo.
November 2012 – Online artist portfolio Workshop. Mónica Rikić. Recreo.

All Exhibitions

February 2018 – Mobile World Week Exhibition. Disseny Hub, Barcelona.
February 2018 – LlumBCN 2019. CC Les Glòries, Barcelona.
November 2018 – Códigos Profanos. Collective exhibition at Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes Rosa Galisteo de Rodríguez. Santa Fe, Argentina.
November 2018 – Experiencia Astralis. Solo exhibition at PAula Educación. Centre Cultural la Misericòrdia, Palma de Mallorca.
April – March 2018 – ARTEFACTES. Solo exhibition for Womart at Museu de Granollers.
January – March 2018 – FILE Bello Horizonte 2018. .
January 2018 – Harinera at Santiago Off, Chile.
October – December 2017 – FILE Brasilia 2017 .
July – September 2017 – Buildasound at Brunch-in the Park, Barcelona.
September 2017 – Interactive theater piece Harinera, Fira Tàrrega. Tàrrega, Lleida.
August 2017 – Interactive piece for DGTL Festival. Barcelona.
December 2016 – July 2017 – Press Start: the game starts. Espai Cultura. Fundació Sabadell 1859. Sabadell.
December 2016 – May 2017 – LightJumperSalting Center, Mataró.
April 2017 – Interactive piece for the ceremony of Premi equit@at, Barcelona.
November 2016 – Linkafesta 2016. El Prat de Llobregat.
September 2016 – Ars Electronica Festival, Radical Atoms. Linz.
May 2016 – Music & Dealers, Madrid.
May 2016 – Creative Technology Week, New York.
March 2016 – Iberofest. Taillin, Estonia
February 2015 – Welcome to applied fiction, collaboration in Jean-Pierre Bekolo’s exhibition at SAVVY Contemporaryduring Berlinale, Berlin.
November 2015 – 20th Anniversary event at MACBA (Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona)
November 2015 – Recorreguts Sonors at CC Convent de Sant Agustí
October 2015 – Salon : Data, Eastern Bloc, Montreal.
October 2015 – Werkleitz Festival 2015, Halle (Saale).
August 2015 – Robotronica. QUT, Brisbane.
September 2013 – October 2015 – Ars Electronica Center, Linz.
July 2015 WOW Festival Brisbane, QUT, Brisbane.
February-May 2015 – Disseny per viureMuseu del Disseny, Barcelona.
June 2014 – 9ª Mostra Sonora i Visual, Convent de Sant Agustí Barcelona.
November 2013 – MB21, Dresden.
September 2013 – U19 – Ars Electronica, Linz.
March 2013 – FILE GAMES, Rio de Janeiro.
February 2013 – 7th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction, Barcelona.
November 2012 – Il grande per i piccoli, Brescia.
July – August 2012 – FILE Festival, Sao Paulo. Brasil.
June 2012 – Manrusionica Xics!, Manresa.
June 2012 – 8ª Mostra Sonora i Visual, Convent de Sant Agustí Barcelona.
May 2012 – Festival Nins, Reus.
February 2012 – Festival Uovokids, Milan.
January 2012 – El racó del lloc, Centre Cívic Sant Jordi, El Prat.
November 2011 – Festival Ingràvid, Figueres.
November 2011 – Lexias, Pinacoteca Universitaria, Colima, México.
November 2011 – Lexias, ACA arte contempráneo, Colima, México.
October 2011 – Lexias, Centro Fundación Telefónica, Lima, Perú.
June 2011 – SonarKids, multimedia art and sound festival. MACBA, Barcelona
May 2011 – Wee PAM, multimedia art festival. C.A. Cal Massó, Reus
April 2011 – JAMM’11, multimedia art festival. C.C. Golferichs, Barcelona.
April 2011 – El Mirador Mutuo. Barcelona.
November 2008 – IKAS’Art, best spanish university students projects.
September 2008 – Exposición Espacio Movistar, digital artworks.
September 2008 – Sense Títol, best student’s projects from Universitat de Barcelona.
September 2007 – Sense Títol, best student’s projects from Universitat de Barcelona.

Mentoring and juror

June 2018 – Juror in the final presentations of the Masterts in Advanced Interaction of IAAC, Barcelona
June 2017 – Juror in the final presentations of the Advanced Interaction Research Line of IAAC, Barcelona.
September – November 2016 – Mentoring Digital Prototyping for MID Emprenedors – Project Youngfish
May – June 2016 – Mentor of the ABSOLUT LABS challenge at Sónar Innovation Challenge.

Publications

Editor for The Creator’s Project – Spain – during MIRA Festival 2016:
– Part I
– Part II
– Part III 
Work referenced at: Live Coding and Machine Listening, Nick Collins, Durham University, Department of Music. For ICLC-13 The 13th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference.
“Tangible Syntaxes: Exploring embodied and tangible I/O programming systems for children.” – Mónica Rikić, Juan Gabriel Tirado y Giovanni Maria Troiano. Barcelona, febrero 2013. Published by Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
“Buildasound” – Mónica Rikić, February 2013. Published by Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).