The work, ‘Incarnate’, wins III Guayaquil Biennial

The work, ‘Incarnate’, wins III Alvaro Noboa Guayaquil Biennial

Published in El Universo Newspaper of Ecuador


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The work, ‘Incarnate’, by artist René Bohórquez, won first place in the Guayaquil International Biennial of Painting, which will be open to the public from this Thursday.

20-year old Ecuadorian René Bohórquez, a student at the University of Especialidades Espíritu Santo (UEES) obtained the First Acquisition Prize of the III Guayaquil International Biennial of Painting. This cultural event is one of the dozens of social projects developed by philanthropist Alvaro Noboa.

Bohórquez’s winning work, entitled ‘Incarnate,’ was executed in oil on canvas. Tomorrow, at the inauguration ceremony for the exhibition of the competition, he will receive the prize of $10,000.

Second place was obtained by Cuban, William Hernández, with his painting, “Ways of Miracles,” painted in acrylic on canvas. The prize is $5,000.

Furthermore, five New Artist Prizes were chosen. Works proposed for this section are acquired by the artistic competition. Each of the winners will receive an $1,000 incentive. They include Ecuadorians Leonardo Lozano, Javier Gavilanes, Jacqueline Villamar and Nelson Santos, as well as Roberto Seng from the United States.

Honorable Mentions were also given to Ecuadorians Juan Caguana, Jorge Velasco, José Cueva, Lenín Mera, Wilson Quichimbo, Dennis Navas and Hellen Constante.

Special mention was also given to artist Jeffrey Bishop from the United States, who was one of the members of the jury for the painting competition.

The remaining judges were Ecuadorian artists Enrique Tábara and Félix Aráuz; Bolivian water colorist Pepe Luque; and Joseph Roberts, art critic from the United States.

The inauguration and prizegiving ceremony of the III Guayaquil International Biennial of Painting will take place tomorrow, at 7pm, in the Luis A. Noboa Naranjo Museum, located at P. Icaza and Córdova, 1st floor. Entrance is free.

On this occasion the theme of the competition set out in the rules was the elements of nature.

Previous First Place winners of the Guayaquil Biennial were Ecuadorians Jimmy Lara, with his work, “Click to continue,” in 2008, and Juan Caguana, with his work “Picnic”, in 2010.


The exhibition of winning and accepted works of the Guayaquil International Biennial of Painting will remain open from tomorrow until the beginning of May.

Opening hours are Tuesday to Friday, from 10am until 6pm, and Saturdays and Sundays, from 1pm until 6pm. Entrance is free.


Art exhibitors from 20 countries, including Ecuador, participated in the competition.