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VI International Painting Biennial of Guayaquil “Alvaro Noboa Pontón”



The Luis A. Noboa Naranjo Museum, invites national and foreign artists to participate in the VI International Painting Biennial of Guayaquil “ÁLVARO NOBOA PONTÓN” to be held from April 26 to May 28, 2018, as a contribution from the institution , to artists to Art and to world culture. 

1. The Biennial has the water.

2. The VI Biennial is mainly aimed at the young painters of the world, although all theplastic artists can participate.

3. It will regulate the effect of the following regulations:

4. All national and foreign artists can participate.

5. The technique to be used will be Oil, Acrylic on canvas, the format should not exceed 1.50 x1.50 and with a Minimum of 0.80 x 0.80.

6. Only 1 work will be accepted per artist.

7. The rights over the awarded works will be transferred to the Luis A. Noboa Naranjo Museum

8. The works must be accompanied by the author’s basic information, photographs of him and of the worksparticipants for advertising, press and Museum Archive, and will be received until 7:00 pm on Friday, April 13, 2018. They can also be delivered directly to the Museum’s administration offices located at P. Icaza 302 and Cordova (Esq.) Edif. Seguros Cóndor 1st Floor, Guayaquil to Mrs. María Idrovo Quezada Deputy Director of the Luis A. Noboa Naranjo Museum.

9. The artists will deliver a work properly framed and ready for exhibition in the museum offices.

10. The cost of packaging and transportation roundtrip of the works will be borne by the participating artist.

11. The works from abroad, whose author wants to send, must be done by a specialized mail and cargo transport company such as DHL, FEDEX, UPS, or its similar to Mrs. María Idrovo Quezada or Mr. Pablo Martinez Rojas until Tuesday, March 20, 2018. With the instructions for its return, in case of not winning any of the acquisition prizes stipulated in article 12 of this regulation.

12. We will not accept express, or national mail. The works must also come without price and declared worthless, since they come for a competition. Works that do not meet the aforementioned requirements will not be accepted. The Museum Luis A. Noboa Naranjo, is not responsible for damage suffered by the works during transport and exhibition, but will put all means at your disposal for your best care.

13. The following Acquisition prizes will be awarded:1st Grand Prize Acquisition “Álvaro Noboa” 10,000 US dollars 2nd Prize Acquisition 3,000 US dollars

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

15. The prizes will be given to the winning artists on the day of the inauguration, after reading the verdict.

16. The jury will be made up of renowned artists and / or art critics and will be the same for admission as for the awarding of works.

17. The decision of the jury will be unappealable and the participating artists at the moment of registering their works will accept in all its parts this regulation.

18. Each artist must withdraw the works, once the VI Biennial is concluded, in the Museum’s offices showing the document that was given to him upon receiving the work.

19. The works not admitted must be withdrawn within 30 days of the inauguration and those that are admitted in accordance with the provisions of numeral 5 of these regulations, within 15 days of the closure, in the offices of the Museum.

20. Any unforeseen event will be resolved by the Museum Director.


Ab. Pablo Martínez Rojas

Director of the Museum

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.



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.