There is a lot of art and interesting projects in Havana. Some of them combine the artist’s work with social projects that benefit their neighborhoods and the people living there. One of those projects is the “Museo Orgánico Romerillo” opened by the artist Alexis Leiva Machado (K’cho), from the Isle of Youth. K’cho studied art in the close by ISA and was one of the youngest Latin American artists to exhibit his work in museums like the MoMA in New York. In 2014 he opened the Romerillo in 2014 as part of the 12th Bienal in Havana. It’s an interesting place combining art, learning and social projects.
K’cho started an exhibition with Google this year is offering free Wifi to anybody. In the Studio, there are several art students working and there are also given time and space to create their own work with the equipment of the studio.
They know a lot about the place and K’chos work and are happy to give you a tour around the Romerillo to see his work and the work of artists that participate in the project.
The Romerillo is close to the ISA (art school) and the Paradero de Playa in the neighborhood Playa in Havana.
Check http://www.kchoestudio.com for more information and to keep updated about current projects.
If you have time in Havana make a visit to the studio, you won’t regret it!