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Nicolás Kisic Aguirre

Nicolás Kisic Aguirre is a Peruvian architect and transdisciplinary sound artist who creates machines that explore and illuminate the social and political nature of sound in public space. In 2018, he graduated from the MIT program in Art, Culture and Technology. Informed by his background in architecture and a lifelong fascination with machines, Kisic Aguirre designs and builds sound instruments that explore the connection between public space, power, technology, and sound. His critical and aesthetic practice is open-source, collaborative, and deeply engaged with the public.

His work has been presented at the MIT Museum, Venice Biennial, Dutch Design Week, Ars Electronica Festival, Design Indaba conference in Cape Town, the Good Design gallery in Tokyo, and at various other experiences and interventions in public space. In 2020 he was the B.A.S.E. Tsonami Artist-in-Residence in Valparaíso, Chile, and assistant professor at RISD in Providence, RI. In 2021 he was selected Artist-in-Residence at Hier & Jetzt: Connections in Berlin, Germany, and began his Ph.D. studies in art and technology at the DXARTS department, University of Washington, Seattle.