Photo by Agustina Isidori


October’23- June’24 – Artist in residency at S+T+ARTS in the city program with Hacte. Barcelona, Spain.
November’23- April’24 – Artist in residency at  GRIN S+T+ARTS program. Oulu, Finland.
July 2023 – Art Meets Apolo. Sala Apolo. Barcelona.
July 2021 – December 2025 – Homo Ludens. Videojuegos para entender el presente.  Caixaforum (different locations in Spain).


April 2024 – Psychoflage at Sónar Istambul, Turkey.
May 2024 – Hipertèlia. Solo exhibition at Drugo More, Croatia.
May 2024 – Psychoflage (playable version) at AMAZ E. Festival. , Berlin (Honorary Mention in the contest)

Biography and artistic statement

Electronic artist and creative coder. Born and based in Barcelona.
Bachelor of Fine Arts (UB). Master’s degree in Digital Arts (UPF). Master’s degree in Contemporary Philosophy (UOC). Phd Student at Network and Information Technologies doctoral program (UOC).

I’ve been awarded with the Catalan National Culture Award 2021 (Premi Nacional de Cultura de Catalunya 2021).

My works are part of the .NewArt {foundation;} and Colección DKV art collections.

I focus my practice on creative coding and electronics, combining them with non-digital objects to create interactive projects, robotic installations, and handcrafted electronic devices.

The general interest of my artistic practice lies in the development of alternative technologies through creative coding and electronics. My proposals merge technology and philosophy through art, creating technological artifacts far from the need of any functionality or productivity, just for the sake of building critical devices that trigger collective thinking and discussion. Formally, my practice it is based in producing handmade electronics objects and robots, that perform different concepts of my research scope, presenting themselves as theatrical devices. With this devices, I want to offer experiences that propose alternative ways of thinking about technologies, robotics and open hardware. Through this process, my works aim to illustrate how artistic research is a valid way to rethink and collaborate with the advancement of techno-scientific knowledge, providing new perspectives and generating unknown paths of exploration. I would like to present a future where art is necessary to achieve a profound transformation of the technological world we inhabit, as a form of experimental thought between philosophy and engineering

With my projects I have 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 have exhibited at local institutions such as the CCCB, Arts Santa Mónica, La Capella or Disseny Hub.

I have been awarded with the Catalan Culture Award 2021, and also at the Japan Media Arts Festival, AMAZE Berlin, the Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition in Atlanta and with a BBVA Foundation  Leonardo grant. I have participated in artistic residencies at Technoculture, Arts and Games in Montreal, European Media Artists in Resicence Exchange (EMARE-EMAP) in  QUT (Australia) and Hexagram (Montreal), Medialab Prado in Madrid, Platohedro in Medellin and Etopía in Zaragoza, as part of the European ARTificial Intelligence Lab program.

Currently, I’m an artist in residence in two European S+T+ARTS programs, one in Barcelona (In the City) with Hacte and IRI UPC-CSIC, and another in Finland (GRIN) at the artistic innovation center of the Oulu University of Applied Sciences (OAMK).

July – August 2023 – Artistic residency at Palau de la Musica Catalana. Barcelona.
October – November 2021 – Artistic residency at D6, Newcastle. UK
January 2020 – August 2022 – Resident artist in the European project Contested Desires
September 2020- VisionarIAs – Artistic residency. European ARTificial Intelligence Lab. Etopia Centro de Arte y Tecnología. Zaragoza.
2020 – Production and Exhibition Grants by Institut Ramon Llull, NewArtFoundation and Hangar
2018-2020 – Leonardo Grant for Researchers and Cultural CreatorsFundación BBVA.
April 2020 – Speaker at A MAZE. Festival, Berlin.
2018-2020 – Leonardo Grant for Researchers and Cultural CreatorsFundación BBVA.August 2019 – Digital Naturalism Conference. Gamboa, Panamá.
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 A MAZE. Festival, Berlin.
February 2016 – 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,

February 2024 – Hipertèlia. Solo exhibition at Centro Párraga, Murcia.
June 2023 – Solo exhibition at Capella de Sant Corneli. Cardedeu.
April – June 2023 – Hipertèlia. Solo exhibition. BCN Producció. La Capella, Barcelona.
March 2023 – Máquina Orgánica. Canal Connect. Teatros Canal, Madrid.
September 2022 – Ars Electronica Festival. Exhibition and Panel. Linz
November 2022 – NOVA Festival. Bucharest.
June – August 2022 – ISEA2022 Barcelona Exhibition. La Capella, Barcelona.
July 2022 – Xarkis Festival, Cypruss
May 2022 – Contested Desires exhibition, Newcastle. UK
April 2022 – La c(AI)xa de música infinita, Palau de la Música. Barcelona
December – April 2022- Homo Ludens. Videojuegos para entender el presente.  Caixaforum. Barcelona.
February – May 2022 – La tradició que en travessa. Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona.
December – February 2021 – ESPIRALESPAI. Solo exhibition at La Volta, Girona
July – October 2021- Homo Ludens. Videojuegos para entender el presente.  Caixaforum. Madrid.
January  – September 2021- VisionarIAs – European ARTificial Intelligence Lab. Etopia Centro de Arte y Tecnología. Zaragoza.
June 2021 – NEO Cosmocaixa. Barcelona.
September 2020 – Enacting Innovation participatory performance with Friedrich Kirschner, Judith Igelsböck, Sarah Buser, Tomás Montes, Leoni Voegelin and Laura Zoelzer. Ars Electronica. Linz
September 2020 –  New Home of Mind, new work exhibited in Ars Santa Mònica for Ars Electronica Garden. Barcelona
August 2020 – CAFCA* Festival. Oviedo.
December 2019 –  August 2020 – Gameplay. Videogame Culture. CCCB, Barcelona.
June 2018 – Sensorium Festival. Bratislava, Slovakia.
June 2018 – Silbersalz Festival. Halle, Germany.
June 2018 – NEGOCIO. Casal de Cultura de Sant Cugat.
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.

June 2023 – Sonar+D. AI ​​& Web Creatives Summit. Barcelona.
September 2020 – Creative Robotics – Sonar+D
December 2019 – JUX19, Barcelona.
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.

October 2021 – Workshop at Sonar+D. Online – Barcelona.
28th October – 1st November 2019 – Piksel, Autum School. Norway.
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
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.

November 2022 Juror at Creative Bursary by Wetransfer (The supporting act foundation)
June – October 2019 – Mentor at Red Bull Basement Barcelona
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.


Existential crises of conscious machines: reflections on the machine-like condition through art and speculative philosophy Artnodes No 29: (January 2022). NODE 29. Ecology of the imagination (Guest Editor: Marina Garcés).
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).