Kcho Estudio Romerillo is a nonprofit project that, under the leadership of the Cuban artist Alexis Leyva (Kcho), staunchly defends the idea that art can change life.
The studio is a popular destination especially for young visitors and members of the community due to the activities they usually programmed in their video room, art gallery and theater, and the free internet access they provide. Other attractions are the sample of Wifredo Lam´s original engravings, the interesting reading material that holds the library, and the cafeteria options.
The idea of making art accessible to everyone transcends the boundaries of the study and has been extended, since last XII Bienal de La Habana, to the states of the community resulting in what we known as Museo Orgánico de Romerillo (MOR) and has spread art in the most unexpected places. As you get close to the studio you can notice that walls, markets, bus stops, parks ... are bearers for artistic works, but not with the undercurrent of social political criticism as the work of famed street artist Banksy. The only purpose is to inject vitality into a culturally depressed and deteriorated environment with humor, beauty and poetry.
A large group of artists of different nationalities, away from any kind of monetary, political, ideological, or religious interests have collaborated in this project. Kcho, himself, who has received the UNESCO Prize for Promotion of the Arts, has made accessible to everyone his own collection of Cuban art and part of his work.
Do not miss visiting Kcho Estudio Romerillo and witness the transformations that occur around it.