Yucef Merhi (born 1977) is a Venezuelan artist, poet, computer expert, and cultural producer.
He was born in Caracas, Venezuela.
Merhi invented the Poetic Clock, a machine that converts time into poetry which generates 86400 different poems daily. Merhi is also the author of Poliverso Andróctono (1997) and Post-Data (1999).
Since 1985, Merhi has been developing and exhibiting New Media Art. His career includes a world wide exhibition record in museums and galleries, such as the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Orange County Museum of Art, California; Galería de Arte Nacional, Caracas; Museo del Chopo, Mexico; Paço das Artes, Sao Paulo, De Appel, Amsterdam; and the Borusan Culture & Art Center, Istanbul; among others. His work was also included at the 7th International Festival of New Film, Split, Croatia; SIGGRAPH 2003, San Diego, California; an the exhibition Poetry and Contemporary Art, at the Hunterdon Museum of Art, in New Jersey.
As an independent curator, Merhi organized the Pirelli Salon of Young Digital Artists at the website of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Caracas; Vidéo Femmes, presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Los Angeles, the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design of Costa Rica, and The Americas Society in New York. Recent curated exhibitions include The Americas, exhibited at Galou Gallery, New York; and The Science Center, located in Philadelphia.
Merhi has lectured at Pace University, New York University, the California Institute of the Arts, Instituto Armando Reveron, Sandberg Institut, Exit Art, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, Hunterdon Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Caracas. He was jury member of the Digital Arts competition produced by CNN in 2003, as well as jury member of several exhibitions in New York.
Bibliography (Books and Catalogs)
2005 Suazo, Félix. “A Diestra y Siniestra” Caracas: Fundación de Arte Emergente.
2004 Green, Rachel “Internet Art” London: Thames and Hudson.
2003 Perissinotto, Paula “FILE: New Medias.” Sao Paulo: Paço das Artes.
Valdivieso, Odalys. “Blanc.” Washington D.C.: Mexican Institute of Culture.
Gustafson, Donna. “Poetry and Contemporary Art.” New Jersey: Hunterdon Museum of Art.
Suazo, Félix. “Iberoamerican Art Fair.” Caracas: FIA.
2002 Cullen Deborah; Noorthoorn Victoria. “The (S) Files.” New York: El Museo del Barrio.
Thursz, Michele. “Fetish: Human Fantastic.” Istanbul: Borusan Sanat Galerisi.
Karabatic, Branko. “7th International Festival of New Film” Split: The International Festival of New Film.
Bello, Ricardo. “59 Salón Arturo Michelena.” Valencia: Ateneo de Valencia.
Joyce, Susan. “Out of Context.” California: Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum.
Martínez, Paula; Villares Benjamín. “Vídeo Hábitat.” Caracas: Museo de Bellas Artes.
Miguel, Miguel. “58 Salón Arturo Michelena.” Valencia: Ateneo de Valencia.
Salazar, Élida. “90-60-90.” Caracas: Museo Jacobo Borges.
Wilson, Adolfo. “Iberoamerican Art Fair.” Caracas: FIA.
Villares, Benjamín. “Contemporánea.” Caracas: Museo Alejandro Otero.
Lecuna, Vicente. “La Resurrección del Cadáver Exquisito.” Caracas: Sala Mendoza.
Rangel, Gabriela. “Re-Readymade.” Caracas: Museo Alejandro Otero.
Duque, Luis Ángel. “III Salon Pirelli.” Caracas: Museo de Arte Contemporáneo