Mónica Rikić


From 18 April to 25 June 2023. Espai Capella

Hipertèlia is the term used in Catalan to describe the enlargement of an organ to the extent that it no longer fulfils its function. Cognitive technologies have become an overdeveloped organ, generating anxiety and uncertainty about the future. What agency do we have in defining this future? This exhibition suggests possible alternatives for the evolution of artificial intelligences through handmade electronic devices.


Mónica Rikić (Barcelona, 1986). Electronic artist. 2021 Catalan National Prize for Culture. BA in Fine Arts (University of Barcelona). MA in Digital Arts (Pompeu Fabra University). MA in Philosophy (Open University of Catalonia). Studying for a PhD in Network and Information Technologies (Open University of Catalonia).

In her practice, she focuses on creative code and electronics, combining them with non-digital objects to create interactive projects and robotic installations. Her special area of interest is the social impact of technologies and critical thinking concerning AI.

She has participated in a number of international festivals, among them Ars Electronica in Linz, Creative Tech Week in New York, Robotronica in Australia and FILE in Brazil. Her work has been shown in Catalan institutions such as the CCCB, Arts Santa Mònica, CaixaForum and the Disseny Hub. She was awarded a Leonardo grant by the Fundació BBVA, as well as prizes at the Japan Media Arts Festival, AMAZE Berlin and the Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition (Atlanta). She has participated in artistic residencies in numerous international programmes. Her work is held in collections such as the .NewArt {foundation;} and the Col·lecció DKV.

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