Yucef Merhi (b. 1977) holds a Master’s in Interactive Telecommunications from New York University. His artistic practice began in the mid 80s. He is known as the first artist in exhibiting a work of art that included a video game console, the Atari 2600, back in 1985. As a pioneer of Digital Art, Merhi has produced a wide body of works that engage electronic circuits, computers, video game systems, touch screens, and other devices.
Merhi’s career encompasses a world wide exhibition record in places such as the New Museum of Contemporary Art, Bronx Museum of the Arts, El Museo del Barrio, Neuberger Museum, Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, Newark Museum, Hunterdon Museum, Orange County Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and The Bass Museum of Art, among others; as well as museums and exhibition spaces in Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Cuba, Venezuela, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Spain, Italy, England, Holland, Slovenia, Croatia, Turkey and Israel.
Merhi has received several grants and awards including a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in Digital/Electronic Arts.