Monthly Archives: April 2014

Alvaro Noboa organized an exclusive presentation for the Ecuadorian press about the fourth edition of the Painting Biennial

On April 14th 2014, the philanthropist Alvaro Noboa organized an exclusive presentation for the Ecuadorian press about the fourth edition of the Painting Biennial. We share we you the video of the event.

The Ecuadorian TV Channel “Ecuavisa” also produced a small video segment about this event.

The Fourth edition of the Biennial received over 260 works from artists from America, Europe and Asia.

The Fourth edition of the Biennial received over 260 works from artists from America, Europe and Asia. The curator in charge of this Biennial is Pepe Luque, a Bolivian painter with over five decades of experience, four of these living in Ecuador.

The theme for this year’s Biennial is the Bible. The curator said that artists had to conceive new concepts in the development of their paintings to address this theme.

The opening of the International Painting Biennial of Guayaquil `Alvaro Noboa´ will take place this April 30 at the Luis A. Noboa Naranjo Museum. In the opening ceremony, the winners of the pictorial and poetic competitions will be awarded.

Pablo Martinez (Museum Director) and Pepe Luque (Museum Curator).

Pablo Martinez (Museum Director) and Pepe Luque (Museum Curator).

The Alvaro Noboa Museum held a press conference on April 14th 2014: Presentation of the jury of the Fourth Biennial of Painting Alvaro Noboa

On Monday April 14th, the ecuadorian philanthropist Álvaro Noboa Pontó realized a press conference to make the formal presentation of the Jury of the “Fourth Biennial of Painting Alvaro Noboa”, the curator of the biennial, and a brief sample of representative art costumes from the collection “Women in the Bible”, designed by Maria del Mar Proaño.

The press conference was held at the headquarters of the Museum, where one could see several artworks from all over the world: Germany, Italy, Russia, Poland, Romania, Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Peru, Uruguay, Mexico, Venezuela, Cuba, among others.

We share with you a brief photo gallery of the event.

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The Luis A. Noboa Naranjo Museum invites the public to the press conference to be held in the facilities of the institution, on April 14 of this year at 7 pm, where will take place the presentation of the Members of the Jury and the Poetry Contest, the Curator of the Biennale, the models who wear costumes representing Women of the Bible, designed by María del Mar Proaño. The conference call will be attended by the Philanthropist Álvaro Noboa, who is President and Founder of the museum.

Dozens of artworks are arriving at the Luis Noboa Naranjo Museum, to be exposed.
Participating countries are: Spain, Portugal, Germany, Peru, Argentina, Russia and Poland. From Ecuador, from all corners of the country come messages converted into works of art on the Bible.
Similarly, and in parallel with this event is the Luis Noboa Naranjo Poetry Contest, which has received hundreds of poems that come to compete.
The participating countries are: Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, United States, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Romania, Uruguay and Venezuela.
Attorney Pablo Martinez Rojas, Director of the Luis Noboa Naranjo Museum, has appointed curator of the Poetry Contest the poet Karina Galvez, and curator of the IV Biennale, the Bolivian José Luque.
The program includes the opening of three events, the Biennial itself, the Poetry Competition and its award ceremony; and fashion art with the Bible theme, in a broadway style, in which several famous models of our city will be presented, including Gaby Parra, Sunny Chavarria, Andrea Guaranda and Amber Montenegro, who will dress up as characters of the Bible: Cleopatra, Eve, Virgin Mary and Salome. This show is commanded by the famous International Fashion Designer Maria del Mar Proaño.
The program will award $10,000 to the winner of the Biennial of Painting and six other awards, including honorable mentions. $ 1,000 will be awarded for best poem and two other awards as well as several mentions for the best poetry.
The Biennial will also have a music festival that runs from classical to contemporary music, a choir of sixty people called the festive choir, corresponding to the Guayaquil Symphony Orchestra. Inside the museum will be the lyrical group led by Elías Tagle.
In the afterparty we will have the performance of the Roberto Bolaños musical group Roberto at the penthouse that belonged to Luis Noboa Naranjo. On the terrace of the penthouse, Ricky Swamberg and his music from the 60´s, 70´s and 80´s will delight us.

This IV Bienal is mainly aimed at young painters in the world, although all artists can participate. It will apply to the effect the following rules:

1. All national and foreign artists may participate.

2. The technique used is the Oil, Acrylic on canvas, with the theme ” THE BIBLE” , the format should not exceed 1.50 x 1.50 and a minimum of 0.80 x 0.80.

3. The rights of the winning works pass into the possession of The Luis A. Noboa Naranjo Museum.

4 . The works must be accompanied with the basic facts of the author, personal photos and participating works photographs for advertising, publicity and Museum Archive , and they may be sent until Tuesday April 15th, 2014 , at 19.00 . They can also be directly delivered to the Museum administration offices located at P.Icaza 302 y Córdova ( Esq ) Edif. Seguros Condor 1er piso, Guayaquil, to Ms. Frida Idrovo Administrator of The Luis A. Noboa Naranjo Museum .

5 . The artists will deliver to the Museum offices a properly framed work and ready for display.

6. The cost of packing and transportation of the works shall be borne by the participating artist. Authors who want to send their works from abroad or from another city of Ecuador,  must deliver their works through a specialized cargo as DHL, FEDEX , UPS, or similar company . These works will be able to come without racks , rolled and into a tube, with instructions for its return, in case of not winning any prize, stipulated in Article 8 of this regulation. The Luis A. Noboa Naranjo Museum is committed to provide the racks for display.

7. Express or National courier will not be accepted. Entries must also come without price and declared void, since they come to a competition. No works that do not meet the above requirements will be accepted. The Luis A. Noboa Naranjo Museum is not responsible for damages that the works may suffer during transportation and display, but will do everything in its power for their best care .

8. The following acquisition prizes will be awarded : 1st Grand Prize Acquisition “Álvaro Noboa ” U.S. $ 10,000, the 2ndAcquisition Prize : U.S. $ 3,000 and 5 Acquisition Awards each. of U.S. $ 1,000.

9. The prizes are indivisible and the winning works will become part of the Museum’s collection .

10. Prizes will be awarded to the winning artists the opening day , after reading the verdict .

11. The jury will consist of renowned artists and / or art critics and will be the same for the admission and award of works.

12. The jury’s decision is final and artists when participants register their works accepted in all parts of this regulation.

13. Each artist must remove the works, at the end of the IV Biennial, at the Museum offices showing the given document to receive the work.

14. Works that were not admitted should be removed in the course of 30 days following the inauguration, and those that were admitted in accordance with the provisions of Section 13 of these rules, shall be removed in the course of 15 days following the closing at the Museum offices.

15. Any contingency will be resolved by the Director of the Museum.


Cenia Castro, painter and organizer of the Prism art exhibition

Cenia Castro, the painter and organizer of the Prism art exhibition that is on display since March 27th 2014 at the Alvaro Noboa Museum, shared some insights about the origin of the art works. We share with you some of her words, an audio interview, and some photos of the artist.

“My name is Cenia Castro, I am the person who created and organized this art exhibition, titled Prism. All the artworks are developed in paper, whether paintings or sculptures. The idea of using paper in this exposition is to praise this resource, because it is a basic element that can be found anywhere and it can become a piece of art.”
“In my perspective, paper is a metaphor representing women. A woman can fall and be mistreated, but like a paper, she can be reconstructed again and can become a work of art. The Prism painting exhibition, at the same time, manages a color theme, where every artist has worked the life of a woman according to a specific color, or a range of representative feelings.”
IMG_8603The artist, Cenia Castro

Cenia Castro and the Museum Director, Pablo Martínez

Cenia Castro and the president of the Chamber of Commerce in Guayaquil, Eduardo Peña