(b. 1956) graduated from the Escuela Nacional de Arte in Havana and participated in the famous Volumen Uno exhibit in Havana (1981). A multidisciplinary visual/installation
and performance artist, Soto has devoted much of his art to questions dealing with Afro-Cuban cultural and religious practices. He has participated in more than 162 group exhibitions and 91 solo art shows in museums, art galleries, and alternative art spaces in Spain, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Czech Republic, Germany, Peru, Japan, Nicaragua, Jamaica, Italy, Cuba, India, and the United States. He has also taught at several universities in the United States and the Caribbean. Soto is also the curator of the traveling exhibit Cafe: Cuban American Foremost Exhibits, which highlights the transnational nature of Cuban art and culture.