Cuban artist Kcho first gained international recognition by winning South Korea’s Kwangju Biennial, which rocketed him to one of Cuba’s most prominent artists. A major theme in Kcho’s work includes boats, which many have interpreted as representing the emigration of people from Cuba to the United States. The artist, however, has explained the boats as symbolism for island culture and desire to conquer the ocean. Large scale installations, drawings, and prints are all mediums in which he practices. Kcho became the youngest Latin American to be in the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection at the age of twenty five.