Yucef Merhi

Yucef Merhi

Yucef Merhi (born 1977) is a Venezuelan artist, poet and computer programmer, based in New York.Carlo Zanni, [http://www.ciac.ca/magazine/archives/no_18/en/entrevue.htm "INTERVIEW WITH YUCEF MERHI"] , Centre international d'art contemporain de Montréal's online magazine, No.18, 2004. Retrieved July 21, 2008.]

Life and work

Merhi was born in Caracas, Venezuela. He studied at Universidad Central de Venezuela and New School University.

His works include "Poetic Clock", a machine that converts time into poetry which generates 86.400 different poems daily, "Poliverso Andróctono" (1997) and "Post-Data" (1999).

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.

He has participated in group exhibitions at Museo Jacobo Borges, Caracas (2001), [Ulf Erdmann Ziegler, [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1248/is_4_89/ai_73236103 "In the Theater of the Dolls - Venezuelan exhibition on the beauty pageant"] , "Art in America", April, 2001.] Exit Art, New York (2001), [ [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9B04E5DE1038F937A35756C0A9679C8B63 "ART IN REVIEW; Danger"] , "The New York Times", May 4, 2001.] the Orange Lounge, a satellite branch of the Orange County Museum of Art devoted to video and digital media (2004), [Holly Myers, [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9A01E1D7153EF93AA1575BC0A9629C8B63&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=all "ART; An Old Mall Gets Younger"] , "The New York Times", August 29, 2004.] [ [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1248/is_9_92/ai_n6355344 "The Orange County Museum of Art recently inaugurated a new media space in Costa Mesa, Calif"] , "Art in America", Oct, 2004.] and the Bronx Museum of the Arts (2005). [ [http://www.bronxmuseum.org/exhibitions/pastexhibitions/aim25.html bronxmuseum.org] ] [Holland Cotter, [http://travel2.nytimes.com/2005/09/02/arts/design/02cott.html?pagewanted=print "Latino Art, and Beyond Category"] , "The New York Times", Sept 2, 2005.] He had a solo show at the Orange Lounge in 2005. [ [http://www.ocma.net/orangelounge/exhibitions/archives/2005/02/post.php ocma.net] ] [Justin Edward Coffey, [http://www.ocweekly.com/culture/arts/hey-its-you/18764/ "Hey! It’s You!"] , "OC Weekly", June 30, 2005.] His work is held in the collection of the Orange County Museum of Art. [ [http://www.ocma.net/index.html?page=new&piece=70 ocma.net] ]

Bibliography (Books and Catalogs)

De la Fuente, María José. “Gente 2/e.” New Jersey: Prentice Hall.

Rosenblum, Amy; Yee, Lydia. “AIM 25.” New York: Bronx Museum of the Arts.
Hofmann, Irene. “Yucef Merhi: Poetic Engineering.” California: Orange County Museum of Art
Merhi Yucef. “De Appel Reader # 3.” Amsterdam: De Appel.
Suazo, Félix. “A Diestra y Siniestra” Caracas: Fundación de Arte Emergente.

Green, Rachel “Internet Art” London: Thames and Hudson.

Perissinotto, Paula “ [http://www.file.org.br 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.

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


External links

* [http://www.cibernetic.com/ Official site]
*Scott Sandell, [http://articles.latimes.com/2005/nov/24/news/wk-art24 "Now aping the art world"] , "Los Angeles Times", Nov 24, 2005.

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