Yucef Merhi

Yucef Merhi (Caracas, 1977) is an artist, poet, and programmer, and pioneer of Digital Art. He studied Philosophy at the Universidad Central de Venezuela; the New School University in New York, and obtained a master's degree in the Interactive Telecommunications Program from New York University, NYC.

His artistic career began in the mid-1980s and includes solo and group exhibitions in museums in Venezuela, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Guatemala, Cuba, Mexico, United States, Canada, Spain, Italy, Holland, United Kingdom, Slovenia, Turkey, Croatia and Norway, among other countries.

Merhi's work has been exhibited in numerous institutions, including the New Museum of Contemporary Art, Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, all located in New York; as well as the Newark Museum (New Jersey); Orange County Museum of Art (California); LACMA (California); Science World British Columbia (Vancouver); From Appel (Amsterdam); Modern gallery (Ljubljana); Paço das Artes (São Paulo); Chopo Museum (Mexico City); Museum of Contemporary Art of Caracas Sofía Ímber (Caracas) and Museum of Fine Arts (Caracas); among others. Also, he participated in the official selections of the São Paulo Biennial - Valencia, 2007; the 10th Istanbul Biennial; the 30th Ljubljana Biennial; and the XIII Cuenca Biennial.

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Participant in Seminario Fundación Cisneros 2018