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250 artists participated in the II International Biennial of Photography of Guayaquil

‘Bye, bye birdies’ by Indonesian Preme Handoko
won the first place in II International Biennial of Photography


250 artists participated in the II International Biennial of Photography of Guayaquil

“Alvaro Noboa Ponton”

On the night of Thursday, April 27, the opening of the II International Biennial of Photography of Guayaquil “Alvaro Noboa Ponton” was held at the Luis A. Noboa Naranjo Museum.

The event, organized by the Luis A. Noboa Naranjo Museum and sponsored by the Ecuadorian businessman and philanthropist Alvaro Noboa Ponton, and directed by the by FotoClub Guayaquil, featured the participation of 250 national and foreign artists from 24 countries on four continents (America, Africa, Asia and Europe).

Curator Javier Paz, president of FotoClub Guayaquil and five national and international judges, including Chantal Fontaine, Bruno Bacigalupo, Rodrigo Bermejo, Jorge Massuco and Ricardo Cauce, were in charge of the difficult task of selecting the best three photographs among a total of 100.

· First Prize ‘Alvaro Noboa Ponton’ ($ 3,000): “Bye, bye birdies” by Indonesian Preme Handoko
· Second Prize ($ 2,000): “Colores cruzados” by Ecuadorian Vicente Manssur.
· Third Prize ($ 1,000): “Youth” by Bielorrusian Victor Serkov.

“Waiting for the miracle of faith” by Ecuadorian Roberto Martinez, “Momento decisivo” by Spanish Begonia Lozano, “Nuestro sustento diario” by Colombian Jorge Gutierrez, “De Nochistlán under the water” by Mexican Carlos Galindo, “Framing the Monalisa” by Argentine Rodrigo Rodriguez, “Starking work” by Ecuadorian Santiago Garcia, “Greece-United States” by American Taylor Olson, “Citizen of the street” by Ecuadorian Rolando Quishpe, “Thirst in the rain” by Ecuadorian Tania Chincay, “Iguana detail” by Robinson Chiquito” received mentions of honor.

“The II International Biennial of Photography of Guayaquil ‘Alvaro Noboa Ponton,’ is a statement that we are continually supporting art, culture, and education at national and international level; As a pioneer in the course of history, this event is becoming one of the most important in Latin America, we are proud of our collaboration with photography artists around the world,” said the Ecuadorian philanthropist Alvaro Noboa, director and founder of the Luis A. Noboa Museum, during his speech.”

Noboa stressed that the 100 photographs selected will be part of a book, the LANN museum will launch, “so that we are authors of that art history,” he concluded.
The II International Biennial of Photography of Guayaquil “Alvaro Noboa” will be open to the public from Thursday, April 27 to Wednesday, May 31 of this year. Admission to this exhibition is free. The Luis A. Noboa Naranjo Museum is located in P. Icaza 302 y Gral. Córdoba, Edif. Seguros Cóndor, first floor, Guayaquil, Ecuador.

II International Biennial of Photography of Guayaquil


Opening of
The II International Biennial of Photography of Guayaquil
“Alvaro Noboa Ponton”
The opening of the II International Photography Biennial of Guayaquil “Alvaro Noboa Ponton” will be held this Thursday, April 27th, starting at 7:00 pm at the Luis A. Noboa Naranjo Museum (P. Icaza 302 y Gral. Cordova, Edif. Seguros Cóndor, first floor).
Artists from five continents will take part in this event, organized by the Luis A. Noboa Naranjo Museum and sponsored by Ecuadorian businessman and philanthropist Alvaro Noboa Ponton. FotoClub Guayaquil will be in charge of the coordination.
A select jury composed of recognized photography professionals will evaluate the works, and utterly announce the names of the winners of the contest on the night of the opening of the Biennial.
· First Prize ‘Alvaro Noboa Ponton’: $ 3,000
· Second Prize: $ 2,000
· Third Prize: $ 1,000.
The pictographic exhibition will be open to the public from Thursday, April 27 to Wednesday, May 31 of this year, according to museum representatives.

Inauguration of pictorial samples by Golett Orvieto and Arturo Constante


Thursday September 17 took place the inauguration of the exhibition “Aspects of Human Figure” by Golett Orvieto, and “Oneiric Erotism” by Arturo Constante in the Luis Noboa Naranjo Museum, founded by businessman Alvaro Noboa.

“It is based on dreams, emotions but I resolve it in a plastic way,” said Arturo Constante about the name his collection, which has a Picassian hint.

Golett Orvieto defines his style as post Fauvism, and in his work he expresses the human figure in daily activities.

The event was attended by relatives and friends of the Guayaquil artists. The presentation was made by Mr. Pablo Martinez, director of the Museum.

The exhibition will be opened to the public until October 2nd.


Inauguration of the pictorial exhibition of Marcos Ribadeneira


Colors filled out the Luis Noboa Naranjo Museum with the exhibition of the Guayaquil artist Marcos Ribadeneira, held on Wednesday, June 17.

“I am happy to pass on my art, which is something that I love. I rejoice when this work has the public acceptance,” said Marcos about the Neo Pop Art Exhibition, consisting of 19 paintings, some made for the occasion and others that belong to private collections, such as Constance Baez´s, Miss Ecuador 2013, and Cecilia Niemes, who attended the evening.

The name of the exhibition, NeoPopArt, says Marcos, is to make known “how a special kind of work, derived from pop art, consists of icons, images, and personalities, which is seen from the inner world of painting and color I have.”

“I like the juxtaposition of elements, styles, this is a good sample of the artist,” said Marcel Pazos, friend of Marcos Ribadeneira. With the musical intervention of Richie Swan, special guests, friends and relatives of the Guayaquil artist enjoyed the event, which also featured the participation of contemporary dancers.

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Marcos Ribadeneira

Oscar Rivadeneira

Marcos Rivadeneira

Since his childhood the painter from Guayaquil, Marco Ribadeneira, showed penchant for painting, when drawing characters from television series or films of the era.

Engineer in Sales by profession, Marcos is an autodictada, never went to courses of paintings, or had references in his family, but when growing up was perfecting his art to define his style.

Pop Contemporary Art is how defines his art, his main influence is Andy Warhol ( American painter, creator of Pop Art ). He has done portrait with this style to Ismael Cala, presenter of CNN in Spanish and also to Constanza Baéz, Miss Ecuador 2013.

A feature of his paintings are the curved strokes as well “as the wide range of colours and vibration that transmit power to the Viewer. Find seemingly hidden details and complementary colors according to the reflection of light are another quality present in my work”, said the painter.

His works have been exhibited in Las Peñas, Casa de la Cultura and the MAAC.

Montañita, Created for a customer

Montañita, Created for a customer

Acrylic and mixed technique.

Acrylic and mixed technique.

Constanza Baez

Constanza Baez

Pastel technique.

Pastel technique.

Ismael Cala

Ismael Cala

Marcos Santos Espinel, Biography of an artist

Born on August 16, 1951 in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Marcos Santos Espinel was interested in the world of painting from an early age. He completed his primary education at the Cristóbal Columbus College. At age 10 he moved with his family to the United States because his father was called to serve as a Consul in Boston, Massachusetts for six years, where he studied at a Jesuit school. While there, he could closely appreciate for the first time the works of the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the second largest in the country after the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Upon his return to Ecuador, he completed his secondary education at the Jesuit School Javier. In 1970 he entered the Catholic University of Santiago de Guayaquil to study jurisprudence, career he would leave two years later to study art at the New College, in Sarasota, Florida, thanks to a scholarship. There, he specialized in ceramics, since the artist is passionate about creating shapes with his hands. His academic background includes studies of Dutch at the Volksuniversiteit, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

In an interview, we could know Marcos more closely, who told us that Chagall, Monet, Degas, Renoir and Manet are among his favorite artists. On the other hand, he calls himself an expressionist and great fan of Guayasamín, Ecuadoran painter, and recalls an anecdote in which he was shocked to see a mural of him on his arrival at the Madrid airport.

His first exhibition was performed in the antique shop “Bottega,” of Maria Teresa Sola, in 1975. That same year he would perform his second exhibition at the Municipal Museum of Guayaquil, under the direction of the Guayaquil sculptor Yela Loffredo de Klein. Thereafter, exhibitions at the House of the Culture of Guayas, the “Siberië” Coffeshop in Amsterdam, the Art Gallery Igor Muñoz in Cuenca, the Art Gallery “Madeleine Hollander” in Guayaquil, and other renowned galleries nationwide would follow. It is noteworthy that the Ecuadorian TV network TC Television held an exhibition in honor of the artist for his 50th birthday.

Marcos Santos Espinel is a man who has also ventured into the world of letters, “Selection of Poems and Drawings by Marcos Santos” is the name of his collection of poems, in which, he shows the “human condition,” as he says, his great inspiration when writing.

On April 1st, the Luis Noboa Naranjo Museum will held the opening of the works exhibition of this Guayaquil artist at 19h00, at its headquarters located in P. Icaza 302 and Cordova, Seguros Cóndor Building, 1st floor, Guayaquil, Ecuador.

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