Born and raised in Switzerland in the 70’s.
Death metal drummer in the 80’s.
Works in the Italian movie industry and studies photography at the International Center of Photography in New York City in the 90’s.
Movie stills, art, portrait, food and architecture photographer and video cameraman since the 00’s.
Selected solo and group shows since 1997:
2014 - group, "WeArt Festival", Barcelona
2015 - group, "Art For Porn", Le Dictateur gallery, Milan
2016 - group, "Berlin Foto Biennial"
2016 - solo, Galleria Sacripante, Rome
2016 - solo, Galleria Pian De' Giullari, Rome
2017 - group, "Vincent Littlehat: Perspectives", Galerie Ingo Seufert, Munich
Winner of several awards with his "Divine Cracks" project, namely at the 2014 Moscow International Foto Awards and the 2014 Golden Camera Awards.
The limited edition art book: “Aliocha Merker Divine Cracks” was self published in April of 2016. It was on show at the 2017 Month of Photography Los Angeles.