Born in 1963, is italian – argentine and lives in Brühl, Germany.
He works interdisciplinary with paintings, videoart, bioart, objects,
installations, soundart and netprojects.
Mercado´s work is based on a relationship between biology, technology and art.
He was Fellow from: 1996 -1997 at The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur
Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation and The Lampadia Foundation.
1999-2001 at The Academy of Media Arts Köln. Germany.
1993 at Fundación Antorchas. Buenos Aires Argentina.
His works has been exhibited at the Museum Ludwig Köln; ZKM Karlsruhe; Museo Nacional y Centro de Arte Reina Sofía Madrid; New York Film Festival Lincoln Center; 11th Biennale de l´Image en Mouvement, Genf, Switzerland; ABC Radio National Sydney; Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen; Arco Madrid; Miami Basel.