KCHO

Kcho is a contemporary Cuban artist working in sculpture and mixed-media. Throughout much of his oeuvre, Kcho depicts boats and boat-like forms using recycled materials, like bottles and lumber salvaged from docks, as inspired by his childhood spent sailing and fishing on the ocean. The artist’s works also reference figures culled from traditional Cuban folk icons meant to honor the dead, bringing a spiritual and mournful element to his art. Kcho earned his BA in fine arts from the National School of Fine Arts in Havana and developed his practice, citing the American Conceptualist Bruce Nauman as a major influence on his work. 

Collections

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, NY, USA
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, CA, USA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, 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