The-Merger is a collaboration group formed by the Cuban art- ists Mario Miguel González, “Mayito” (Holguín, 1969) and Niels Moleiro (Havana, 1970).
Although they come from self-taught backgrounds, they have been involved with the art world since a very young age, until they decided to work together and merge their solo careers. After many on and off collaborations in different collective projects and exhi- bitions, these artists realized that working together was not only much more fun, but they could also achieve much better results. Their debut took place during the 10th Havana Biennial in April 2009. For this first exhibit The-Merger chose an underground show using their own studio as a gallery. Hundreds of artists, crit- ics, gallery owners and art lovers went to The-Merger’s headquar- ters during the opening day to know about of their fusion. The-Merger has worked into different type of media. Though Sculpture is their tour de force, they have experimented with dif- ferent materials such as black steel, stainless steel, bronze, alumin- ium, fibreglass, translucid silicone, Italian glass, marble, and wood. Each sculpture is preceded by several studies or projects, which are also works of art on their own. For this purpose they’ve also worked oil on canvas, acrylic on canvas, watercolour, gouache, drawing, silkscreen, photography, tapestry.
To date these artists have participated in several exhibitions, fairs, Biennials and auctions: Their art can be found in several import- ant art collections all over the world.