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The Luis Noboa Naranjo Museum Awards the winners of the Fifth International Biennial Exhibition of Art

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The opening and award ceremony of the Fifth International Biennial Exhibition of Art “Alvaro Noboa” whose theme was: “A tribute to Women,” was held Thursday night April 28.

 More than 200 works from 21 countries (Asia, Europe and Latin America) entered the competition.

 Founder of the museum Alvaro Noboa gave a heartfelt speech and then awarded the prizes to the winners of the contest, as well as several honorable mentions.

 “After ten years of the foundation of the Luis A. Noboa Naranjo Museum, named in honor of my father, today we have succeeded to commemorate the date of his passing -April 28th- and to organize the Fifth International Biennial Exhibition of Art “Alvaro Noboa.” In this impressive call of both audiences and artists, 200 artists from all over the world have participated. From the Asian continent they have come from India, Azerbaijan and Turkey; from the European continent: Germany, Portugal, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Belgium, France and Spain; From Latin America: Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala and Peru; and from many states in the United States.”



Ecuadorian Jimmy Lara won the first place, whose prize was $ 10,000, with his work “Al ritmo de la historia”; the second place ($ 6,000) was for Cuban Orlando Barroso Gonzalez with his untitled work.

Honorable Mentions

 Fidel Castro Sinca, from Bolivia, with “Mujer plegaria.”

 Oliver Rivera Lopez, from Spain, with his untitled work.

 Carlos Chavez Alvarado, from Peru, with “Noli Me Tangere II.”

 Juan Carlos Zeballos, from Peru, with “Womb for rent.”

 Juan Caguana Reino, from Ecuador, with “granny’s secret.”

 Luis Quinde Tenecela, from Ecuador, with “AMWAE Invaders (Tears of almost extinct ethnic groups).”

 Pedro Gavilanes Sellan, from Ecuador, with “Skylight.”

Ecuadorian Philanthropist Alvaro Noboa, on behalf of Luis Noboa Naranjo Museum, awarded an eighth Honorable Mention to Ecuadorian artist Cristina Fiallos Diaz, for her work “Pilar.”


Special mention

 A Special Mention was also awarded to Dr Annabella Azín de Noboa, “who is the woman of the year and is assisting the earthquake victims with her medical brigades in the province of Los Rios and other provinces, and who will continue long time with this work,” said Noboa.

“The Luis Noboa Naranjo Museum is pleased to be celebrating its 5th Biennial exhibition of art”


Oils, acrylics, mixed, and other techniques, were used in the works that take part of an exhibition that opens today at the Luis A. Noboa Naranjo Museum. These proposals were admitted to the International Painting Biennial of Guayaquil, organized by this institution.

 This year _ the axis of the competition has focused on paying a tribute to woman, although the subject was free. “Most artists have poured into the woman theme, there are many abstract, realism, surrealist, magical realism wotks, but they all speak of the woman,” says Pablo Martinez, director of the museum.

 It explains that the aim of this competition, in its fifth edition, is “to promote and disseminate” the work of young artists, especially of the most recent.

 A total of 200 works from 21 countries (Asia, Europe and Latin America) entered this contest. Only 99 are part of the exhibition that will remain open until May 28.

 The name of the winners of the first and second place ($ 10,000 and $ 5,000) will be announced at 19:00 tonight, in addition seven honorable mentions.

 International nominees are: Fidel Castro Sinca with Mujer plegaria (Bolivia); Carlos Chavez Alvarado with Noli Me Tangere II (Peru); Oliver Lopez Rivera (Spain); Orlando Barroso González (Cuba); and Juan Carlos Zeballos with Womb for rent (Peru).

 Among the Ecuadorian nominees are: Juan Caguana with Granny’s secret; Luis Quinde Tenecela with Amwae invaders (Tears of almost extinct ethnic groups); Jimmy Lara Gutierrez with Rhythm of history and Pedro Gavilanes Sellan with Skylight.

 The opening ceremony will be held tonight at 20:00 PM.



Diploma delivery Marcelo to Martinez Arrata

Diploma for Pablo Martinez

Diploma for Pablo Martinez

 Luis Noboa Naranjo museum gave a diploma to Marcelo Martinez Arrata , son of the well-known journalist and art critic Luis Martinez Moreno Zalacain , where May was declarated as the month of Luis Martinez Moreno , different activities will take place honoring the memory suscitador famous art .

Diploma for Marcelo Martínez Arrata

Diploma for Marcelo Martínez Arrata

Pictorial inauguration of Francisco De La Paz Barbotó

Artist Francisco De La Paz Barbotó.

Artist Francisco De La Paz Barbotó.

The exhibition of Ecuadorian artist Francisco De La Paz Barbotó was held on Wednesday May 6th at the Luis Noboa Naranjo Museum.

The event was attended by relatives and friends of the painter, who highlighted his career and shared anecdotes, as well as the museum director Pablo Martinez Rojas.

Francisco De La Paz describes his exhibition as spontaneous, something that always brings the truth and the marvelous. The also architect-pilot said that he paints since he was born.

“I took some courses but I was always told to follow my instincts,” says De la Paz, who mentions that his technique is to take the ordinary from the extraordinary.

Opening by Pablo Martínez Rojas

Opening by Pablo Martínez Rojas

Francisco De La Paz Barbotó and  daughters

Francisco De La Paz Barbotó and daughters

Francisco De La Paz Barbotó and friend

Francisco De La Paz Barbotó and friend

Inauguration of the exhibition of the pictorial work of Marcos Santos Espinel

Opening of the event

Opening of the event

This Luis Noboa Naranjo Museum carried out the opening of the exhibition of the Guayaquil artist, Marcos Santos Espinel, on April 1st.

The event started at 20:00 with a musical intervention by Alexandra Ampuero, who delighted the audience with the songs “Close To You” and “Hopelessly Devoted To You,” whereupon, Philanthropist Alvaro Noboa highlighted the career and work of the artist.

Marcos Santos said he felt happy and rewarded by the exhibition. He thanked the public for sharing this moment with him.

Speech from Ávaro Noboa

Speech from Ávaro Noboa

recognition for his work

recognition for his work

Among the guests at the event were recognized visual artists as Quimbita, Jorge Velarde and Patricia Leon, who stated seeing “an evolution in the work of Santos,” who she has known for a lifetime.

“This is the first time I see the work of Santos, this is a psychological work, since the spectator must interpret what the author means,” said Digna Mite, who attended the soirée.The sample is composed of a series of abstract figures made on acrylic paper and using the watercolor technique. A combination of colors, which the author alleges, “is nothing concrete as peace, tranquility, hatred, but some of it.”Santos began making art a very young age, his first exhibition was held in 1975 in the antique shop “Bottega”, of Maria Teresa Solá. His works have been exhibited abroad. He has also dabbled in the world of letters with the book of poems “Selection of Poems and Drawings by Marcos Santos.”

Contest awards Alvaro Noboa was mentioned in El Universo daily

Begoña Lozano win the first place in the contest. Foto de Francisco Bravo

Begoña Lozano win the first place in the contest. Foto de Francisco Bravo

Last Friday, January 30, the Ecuadorian national newspaper, El Universo, made a publication on the award of the First International Biennial of Photography Alvaro Noboa, organized by the Luis Noboa Naranjo Museum in Guayaquil.

The newspaper covered the awards ceremony, held last Wednesday, February 28th.  In its note of the contest, the winners were named: the Spanish Begoña Lozano, who won the first place, the Cuban Harold Ferrer, the second plsce and the Ecuadorian Edison Ruilova, the third.

The note includes other details such as the awards and the number of countries participating in this event.

Furthermore, it was also recalled that the 200 photographs that participated in the contest will be exhibited at the museum until next February 28th.