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. 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 in Cape Town, the Good Design gallery in Tokyo, and at various other experiences and interventions in public space. In January 2020 he was the B.A.S.E. Tsonami Artist-in-Residence in Valparaíso, Chile. During the 2020 Spring semester he was assistant professor at RISD.