Kcho was born in Isla de la Juventud, Cuba in 1970. He is a graduate of La Academia de Artes Plasticas San Alejandro, La Habana, Cuba, 1990.
n 1996, Kcho became the youngest Latin American to be in the Museum of Modern Art’s (MoMA) New York permanent collection at age 25. Migration is a major theme in his work and boats, oars, docks and water are recurrent symbols. Known for his large scale site-specific installations, Kcho is also an excellent draftsman creating paintings, drawings and prints. He was the grand prize recipient at South Korea’s Kwangju Biennial in 1995, which launched him into the international art scene as one of Cuba’s most important artists.
His work can be found in the following selected collections:
– The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, USA
– The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, USA
– The Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA), Long Beach, USA
– El Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, La Habana, Cuba
– Cuba Avant Garde, The Howard and Patricia Farber Collection