Biography

The painter, artist, and set designer Manuel Mérida was born in Valencia, Edo. Carabobo, November 25, 1939.

He studied at the School of Plastic Arts Arturo Michelena (1950-58), in Valencia. He was a student of Braulio Salazar, Claudio Mimo. Between 1968 and 1973, he travels to Europe, alternating residence between Rome, Paris, London, and Barcelona.

During his time in Paris, he became friends with Carlos Cruz-Diez, which allowed him to work in his studio for two years. Upon his return to Venezuela in 1973, he began a process of setting up his work in which he included the concepts of time and space as a motive, which made him distance himself from his previous plastic style. Throughout all these years, he has combined his personal artistic activity with prolific collaborations in film projects, in which he participates with directors such as Luis Armando Roche, Néstor Rodríguez Lamelas and Max Douy.

In 1983 he returned to Paris, where he lives to this day.

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2013

Usuyuki / Chantier, Espace Meyer Zafra, Paris, France.


2010

Espace Meyer Zafra, Paris, France.


2001

Monochrome, matière, movement, Espace Meyer Zafra, Paris, France.


2000

University of Los Andes, Merida, Venezuela.


2000

Museum of Art, Tovar, Merida, Venezuela.


1998

Centre de Culture et de Jeunesse, Neuilly sur Seine, France.


1995

Embassy of Venezuela, Paris, France.


1993

Haus van der Redoute, Bonn, Germany.


 


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2012

10 works in the shop windows, Hermes of Paris, NY, Monaco, Hong-Kong.


2012

Fondation Datris, L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France.


2011-2012

Espace Meyer Zafra, France.


2009

Atlas Sztuki, Lodz, Poland.


2006-2012

Art Paris Art Fair, Grand Palais, Espace Meyer Zafra, Paris, France.


2006

Collective Show Une Histoire du Cinétisme, Espace Meyer Zafra, Paris, France.


2005

Collective Show Autour de Soto, Espace Meyer Zafra, Paris, France.


2004

Collective Show Movement and Abstraction, Espace Meyer Zafra, Paris, France.


2003

4 Maitres du Venezuela, Espace Meyer Zafra, Paris, France.


 


COLLECTIONS

Venezuela
Museum of Fine Arts, Caracas.