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Nicolás Kisic Aguirre (he/him/his)

Graduate Student
Nicolás Kisic Aguirre

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MSc in Art, Culture, and Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018
BA in Architecture and Urbanism, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2010

Nicolás Kisic Aguirre is a an 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. He has been a teacher for various courses in art and architecture at PUCP (Lima, Peru) and RISD (Providence, RI). Nicolás is currently a Ph.D. student in the DXArts program at the University of Washington Seattle.

His work has been presented at the MIT Museum, Venice Biennial, Dutch Design Week, Ars Electronica Festival, Design Indaba Conference, and at various other experiences and interventions in Japan, Chile, Germany, Peru, Australia, Colombia, and the United States.