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Kcho

Born in 1970 - Cuba

BIOGRAPHY

Kcho (sometimes written K'Cho) whose real name is Alexis Leyva Machado, is a Cuban artist and politician. He was born in Nueva Gerona, Isla de la Juventud, on February 12th, 1970.

In 1986, Kcho enrolled in the National School of Plastic Arts (ENA) in Havana, and graduated in 1990 specializing in painting and sculpture.

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO SHOWS

2011
KCHO - Visió nocturna / Visión nocturna - Marlborough Barcelona, Barcelona
Kcho - Marlborough Monaco, Monaco
2010
Entre Medios - Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2009
Kcho - Pan American Art Projects - Miami, Miami, FL
2007
Kcho - dibujos / obra gráfica - Galeria Lucia de la Puente, Lima
2006
KCHO - Galería Joan Prats, Barcelona
2004
Alexis Leyva (Kacho) - Núcleos del tiempo - Galeria Villa Manuela, Havana
2002
KCHO - Los peligros del olvido - Galería Gabriela Mistral, Santiago
Una piedra en mi camino - Alexis Leyva Kcho - Museo Nacional de la Estampa - MUNAE, Mexico City
KCHO - La jungla - Galleria Civica d´Arte Moderna e Contemporanea - GAM, Turin
2000
KCHO. La columna infinita - Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
1999
Encounter: Bruce Nauman and Kcho - Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA), Chicago, IL
1998
Kcho - Jeu de Paume, Paris
1997
Focus Series: Todo Cambia - MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Kcho - Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA
1996
Kcho - Studio Guenzani, Milan


GROUP SHOWS

2015
Andy Warhol sul comò - Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Villa Croce, Genoa
Making Circles in the water - Juan Ruiz Galería, Maracaibo
Obsession - Maison Particulière, Brussels
2014
Traço Descontinuo: Coleção Norlinda e José Lima - Uma seleção (Parte II) - Oliva Creative Factory, São João da Madeira
It's only a paper craft - Juan Ruiz Galería, Maracaibo
2013
Cuaderno De Bitácora 1. Obra Sobre Papel En La Colección Caam - Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (CAAM), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Donation Florence Et Daniel Guerlain - Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
Against the Grain; Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft and Design - Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Radio libre - Pedagogías de imágenes relacionadas / Antesala - ARTIUM - Basque Museum Center of Contemporary Art, Vitoria-Gasteiz
An Artist Collecting Art - Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen
Primera Bienal del Sur en Panamá 2013: Emplazando Mundos - Bienal del Sur en Panamá, Panama City
Gallery Funds Collective - Juan Ruiz Galería, Maracaibo
2012
La percepción del espacio / The Perception of Space - Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern, Palma de Mallorca
Uprooted/transmigrations - Pan American Art Projects - Miami, Miami, FL
11th Havana Biennial - Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, Havana
Struggle(s) - Maison Particulière Art Center, Brussels
2011
Catástrofes / Antesala - ARTIUM - Basque Museum Center of Contemporary Art, Vitoria-Gasteiz
The Art Must Go On - Galleria Cardi - Pietrasanta, Pietrasanta, LU
Catástrofes - Exposición pedagógica - Obras de la Colección ARTIUM / Antesala de ARTIUM - ARTIUM - Basque Museum Center of Contemporary Art, Vitoria-Gasteiz
Vis A Vis - Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern, Palma de Mallorca
Small Medium Large - Donjon de Vez, Vez
Summer Group Exhibition - Marlborough New York, New York City, NY
TRA. The edge of becoming - Museo Fortuny, Venice
Architecture Dessins Utopies - National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Bucharest
2010
Collecting Contemporary Art: The FUNd at ASU Art Museum - ASU Art Museum - Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
Plus Ultra - Opere dalla Collezione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo - MACRO Testaccio (MACRO Future), Rome
PortugalArte10 - PortugalArte, Lisbon
Energy Effects - Art and Artifacts From the Landscape of Glorious - Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Denver, CO
Cuba Avant-Garde: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Farber Collection - Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
Ars Itineris - Museo do Mar de Galicia, Vigo
Flowers, Lies and Revolution: Contemporary Cuban Art - Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE
Group Exhition - Marlborough New York, New York City, NY
Entre Medios - Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
Cuba Avant-Garde: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Farber Collection - Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables (Miami), FL
Winter Group Show - Marlborough New York, New York City, NY
2009
Joan Miró’s printmaking workshops. Editions and Projects of Contemporary Art - Thessaloniki Centre of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki
Works on Paper - Marlborough New York, New York City, NY
Confluencias: Inside Arte Cubano Contemporáneo - National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM
5a Bienal VentoSul - o mundo todo aqui, vai mexer com voce - Instituto Paranaense de Arte, Curitiba
Utopia? L'art Amb Els Drets Humans - Casal Son Tugores, Alaró, Mallorca
I Have a Dream: International Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - Rosa Parks Museum , Montgomery, AL
Summer Exhibition - Marlborough New York, New York City, NY
Aqui Estamos - Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
NeoHooDoo: Art for a Forgotten Faith - MAM - Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
2008
Latin American Masters - Marlborough New York, New York City, NY
NeoHooDoo: Art for a Forgotten Faith - MoMA PS1, New York City, NY
Cartografías de una Isla de ultramar - Museo de Bellas Artes Cuba, Havana
NeoHooDoo: Art for a Forgotten Faith - The Menil Collection, Houston, TX
Summer Show - Marlborough Madrid, Madrid
Los Cubanos - Pan American Art Projects - Dallas, Dallas, TX
Surrounded by Water: Expressions of Freedom and Isolation in Contemporary Cuban Art - Boston University Art Gallery - BUAG, Boston, MA
Paysages Urbains - Galerie Samuel Lallouz, Montreal, QC
2007
untitled - Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan
Avant-Garde: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Farber Collection - The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL
Un Fair/trade - Die Kunst der Gerechtigkeit - Neue Galerie Graz - Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz
Il Futuro del Futurismo - GAMeC - Galleria d´Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Bergamo
Restos: Estudio Arteológico - Museo Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, San Juan
Espacios Multiplicados - Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, Havana
Le cinque anime della scultura - Cesac - Centro Sperimentale per le Arti Contemporanee, Caraglio
Visiones del paraiso - Utopias, Distopias, Heterotopias - Espacio 1414, Santurce
Cuba Avant-Garde: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Farber Collection - Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL
Ojos de mar - IVAM - Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Valencia
Out of Time - A Contemporary View - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
Raumfüller - Rudolf Budja Galerie / Artmosphere Salzburg, Salzburg
1° Bienal del Fin del Mundo – Ushuaia 2007 - Bienal al Fin del Mundo, Ushuaia
2006
1. Bienal de Canarias - Bienal de Canarias, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Bienal del Aire - MACCSI Museo Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas Sofía Imber, Caracas
Sculpture Grande 06 - Gallery Art Factory, Prague
Havana 1990's . A Survey - Alonso Art, Miami, FL
NEW Acquisitions - Latin America - ASU Art Museum - Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
2005
Bidibidobidiboo - Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin
Island Thresholds - Contemporary Art from the Caribbean - Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
Contradicciones y convivencias Arte 1981-2000 - Museo de Arte del Banco de la República - Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Bogota
Exposición de Apertura - Espacio 1414, Santurce
2004
Colectiva de Verano - Galería Habana Mexico, Mexico City
2003
Juguetes para Ícaro - Abanicos de dos mares - Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales, Montevideo
Change of Values. Works from the ARCO Foundation Collection - EACC - Espai d´Art Contemporani de Castelló, Castellon de la Plana
Cuban Art from the Permanent Collection - ASU Art Museum - Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
Aufgeschraubt und abgestaubt I - Die Sammlung im Prozess der Neupräsenation - Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen
2002
Suite Europa 2002 - Colección de estampas digitales - Centro Nacional de la Cultura, San José
Coleccionismos Contemporáneos - Público / Privado - Centro Nacional de la Cultura, San José
Suite Europa 2002 - Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki
Atravesados. Deslizamientos de identidad y género - Sede Social de Telefónica, Madrid
2001
The 4th Caribbean Biennial in Santo Domingo: the Renovation - Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo
I Bienal de Valencia - The Body of Art - Fundación de la C.V. Bienal de las artes, Valencia
2000
Gift of Hope - Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT), Tokyo
Over The Edges - SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent
1999
Les Champs de la Sculpture 2000 - Les Champs de la Sculpture, Paris
Contemporary Art from Cuba. Irony and Survival on the Utopian Island - Austin Museum of Art - AMOA, Austin, TX
Cuba - Maps of desire - Kunsthallen Nikolaj, Copenhagen
48th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale / Biennale di Venezia - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice
Cuba - Landkarten der Sehnsucht - Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck
Cuba - Landkarten der Sehnsucht - Museumsquartier, Vienna
1998
Zone - Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin
Contemporary Art from Cuba - Irony and Survival on the Utopian Island - ASU Art Museum - Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
Kcho - Giuseppe Gabellone - Studio Guenzani, Milan
Global Vision: new art from the 90's (Part I,II,III) - Deste Foundation -, Athens
Objectivity: International Objects of Subjectivity - Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Virginia Beach, VA
1997
Second International Biennial Exhibition: Truce: Echoes Of Art In An Age Of Endless Conclusions - Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
SITE Santa Fe\'s Second International Biennial - TRUCE: Echoes of Art in an Age of Endless Conclusions - SITE Santa Fe Biennial, Santa Fe, NM
VI Bienal de La Habana - Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, Havana
no place (like home) - Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
1996
Interzones - Uppsala Konstmuseum, Uppsala
Interzones - Kunstforeningen GL Strand, Copenhagen
Controfigura - Studio Guenzani, Milan
1995
4. International ?stanbul Biennial - International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul
1st Gwangju Biennal - Beyond The Borders - Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju
1994
Cocido y crudo - Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
22° Bienal de São Paulo - Bienal de Sao Paulo, São Paulo

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