Mónica Rikić (Barcelona 1986) Electronic artist. Catalan National Culture Award 2021. The general interest of her practice lies in the development of alternative technologies through creative coding and electronics. Her proposals merge technology and philosophy through art, creating technological artifacts far from the need for any functionality or productivity, just for the sake of building critical devices that trigger collective thinking and discussion. Formally, her practice is based on producing handmade electronic objects and robots, that perform different concepts of her research scope as theatrical devices. With these devices, she offers experiences that propose alternative ways of thinking about technologies, robotics, and AI. Her projects have been exhibited in different national and international institutions and festivals for more than ten years.