Mónica Rikić |

Beca Leonardo BBVA 2018
mother of robots

Mother of Robots' project has been conceived and is being developed by Mónica Rikić, a new media artist and creative coder born in Barcelona.

Mónica focuses her practice on code, electronics and non-digital objects to create interactive works, usually framed as experimental games that go beyond the game itself. Her interest lies in the social impact of technology, human-machine relationship and the reappropriation of technological systems and devices, to manipulate and rethink them through art. From educational approaches to sociological experimentations, she proposes new ways of thinking and interacting with the digital environment that surrounds us.

With her projects she has participated in different international festivals such as Ars Electronica, Japan Media Arts Festival, FILE Brazil and Sónar, among others, and made artistic residencies in Technoculture Arts and Games Montreal, within the EMARE program at QUT-The Cube (Brisbane, Medialab-Prado and Ars Electronica Futurelab.

leonardo grant bbva foundation

This project is being carried out thanks to a Leonardo grant from the BBVA Foundation that the artist received in 2018 and which runs until the beginning of the year 2020.

The Leonardo Scholarships for Researchers and Cultural Creators granted by the BBVA Foundation are intended to directly support the work of researchers and cultural creators between 30 and 45 years old, who, in intermediate stages of their careers, develop a markedly personal and innovative project.

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Project supported by a 2018 Leonardo Grant for Researchers and Cultural Creators, BBVA Foundation.

The Foundation accepts no responsibility for the opinions, statements and contents included in the project and/or the results thereof, which are entirely the responsibility of the authors.