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Alvaro Noboa’s Inagural Speech for the I Biennial of Painting

Alvaro Noboa’s Inagural Speech for the I Biennial of Painting

A few words about Alvaro Noboa’s Mission and cultural projects:

This the first Biennial organized by this museum which bears my father’s name Luis Noboa.

This Biennial has been very well received and 150 local and foreign painters residing in Ecuador have participated.

You will notice that both issues and tecniques employed by the artists are international in today’s globalized world. Winner of the fist prize is a 29 year-old painter.

This is particulary pleasing because a new generation of artists is being promoted.
Selection of the best paintings has been the responsability of towering members of the art world such as Luis Miranda, Jaime Villa, Mirko Rodic and José Luque.

I wish to congratulate Pablo Martinez and his team of people who organized this biennial.
This art show is a tribute to that truly larger- than – life individual that my father Luis Noboa was here and abroad.

And so, with this, i hereby declare the first, Luis Noboa painting Biennial, officially opened.

Inauguration of the First Biennial of Painting

Inauguration of the First Biennial of Painting

On the 1st of April, 2008, in a simple and, at the same time, emotional ceremony, Counselor Álvaro Noboa Pontón inaugurated the first “Luis A. Noboa Naranjo” Biennial of Painting.

Guests belonging to the business, professional, artistic and cultural sectors gathered in the offices of the Luis A. Noboa Naranjo Museum in order to participate in the inauguration and the granting of prizes to the winners of the 1st Biennial of Painting.

It was an opportunity to get to know the winning works and those that received Honorable Mentions, which were catalogued by the qualifying jury as a representative sample of the enormous creativity and talent of Ecuadorian painters.

In his inaugural speech, Álvaro Noboa Pontón expressed his pleasure in promoting a new generation of painters and thus proceeded to bestow the prizes to the winners.

Jimmy Lara, the winner, received the established prize of $3,000 for his work, “We Click to Continue”.

For his work “It’s said that”, Wilson Quichimbo received the second prize of $2,0000.

And, Pedro Dávila received the third prize of $1,000 for his work “The Frog’s Game”.

Jaqueline Villamar, Eloy Cumbe, Marcos Barahona and Wilson Jácome received Honorable mentions.

It is important to point out that the Ecuadorian-Argentine painter, Claudia Serrano Solá participated with two works that today belong to the museum.
The 1st Biennial of Painting was undoubtedly a success due to the participation of 230 artists, the selection of the qualifying jury, and the transparency and communication of the process through to its culmination.

Countless congratulations went to Pablo Martínez, the Museum’s Director, and his team of colleagues, beginning with those of Counselor Alvaro Noboa and the attending guests who enjoyed a beautiful cultural soirée.





Title: EXPRESS HIJACK Author: WILSON JACOME Technique: On Oil TELA Dimentions: 1.30 x 0.90 cms. Description: Covered face with iron sticks

Amazon City

Title: Amazon City Author: Eloy Cumbe Trujillo Technique: Acrilic over canvas Dimention: 1.00 x 0.90 cms. Description: Blue tones

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Published documents
Curriculum – Jimmy Lara
Curriculum – Pedro Davila
Curriculum – Wilson Quichimbo

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