Mónica Rikić

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Interactive artist and programmer from Barcelona with a Fine Arts degree and a Masters in Digital Arts. She focuses her work in creating playful interactive art pieces in order to make new media art closer to the public (or users). She sees the game as an artistic experience and playing as the relation existing between the work and the public. With her projects, she has participated in many exhibitions and new media art festivals including Ars Electronica and FILE Festival. She was also awarded with in 2014 an EMARE artistic residency in QUT – The Cube in Brisbane (Australia) where her project, an interactive game to teach sound programming, was selected as a finalist at the Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition held at Georgia Tech (Atlanta). In 2015 she did an experimental game development residency at Hexagram's Technoculture, Arts and Game Research Center in Montreal.

Upcoming events:

October 2015 – Werkleitz Festival 2015, Halle (Saale).
October 2015 – Salon : Data, Eastern Bloc, Montreal.
November 2015 – Family workshops at MACBA (Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona).

Grants, Residencies and Awards

June-August 2015 – Critical Hit. TAG Research Centre – Concordia University, Montreal.
April 2015 – Interactivos? 15 – Futures at play, Media 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, Australia.


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 viure, Museu 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.

Talks & Showcases:

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.


February 2015 – Little Robots Workshop at DEMO, Disseny Hub, Barcelona.
November 2014 – Interactive Puppets Workshop at Linkafesta, CC 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.


“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).
Exhibitions & Events