If by "currently" you mean right this second, then probably -- but we won't know until it works. But if you mean recently, and I'm sure people are working on more, then the answer is yes.
If you look at this table, you'll see that the newest entry is 2010 for Ununseptium. So people are interested in creating new elements.
As for why, my personal opinion is why not? Does science need a reason other than the quest for new knowledge?
But if you want a more professional opinion:
Why do scientists work so hard to create new elements that last for such a short time? According to chemist Dawn Shaughnessy from Livermore’s Chemistry, Materials, and Life Sciences Directorate, “Each new element we discover provides more knowledge about the forces that bind nuclei and what causes them to split apart. This knowledge, in turn, helps us better understand the limits of nuclear stability and the fission process.”