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The work, ‘Incarnate’, wins III Guayaquil Biennial

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

Published in El Universo Newspaper of Ecuador


Ganadora de la Tercera Bienal de Pint

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.

Third Biennial Invitation Poster


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Third Biennial Regulations

Third Alvaro Noboa Biennial of Painting Regulations

Alvaro Noboa Pontón invites all painters of the visual arts from the five continents to participate in the III Biennial.

1. All local and foreign artists can participate.

2. Oil or acrylic on canvas will be the medium utilized to highlight “The Elements of Nature” Format must not exceed 1.50m x 1.50m nor be less than 0.80cm x 0.60cm .

3. Rights over award winning paintings will belong to the Luis Noboa Naranjo Museum.

4. Paintings should be sent with author`s basic facts, photographs of himself and of paintings participating for advertising and journalistic purposes and can be sent until 7pm on the 5th of March of 2012 . They can also be delivered directly to Miss. Frida Idrobo , Museum administrator at the Museum`s main office located on the corner of P. Icaza 302 and Cordova on the 1st floor of the Seguros Condor Insurance Building .

5. All artists will deliver a maximum of two paintings, duly framed and ready to be shown .

6. Packing and transportation costs, both ways for all works, will be the participating artist`s responsibility.

7. We will not accept express or national mailing services only paintings which arrive directly to the museum`s offices. All works should arrive without a price tag and should be submitted as having no monetary value since they are there to compete. Paintings which fail to conform to these regulations will not be accepted. The Museum will not take responsibility for whatever damages these works sustain during transportation and exhibition, although all efforts will be made to care for them.

8. The following Acquisition Awards will be given out :
1st “Alvaro Noboa” Acquisition grand prize $10.000 dollars.
2nd Acquisition Prize: $5.000 dollars and, 5 revelation Prizes for the Biennial (Acquisition) of $1.000 dollars for each one.

9. Prizes are indivisible and awarded works will become part of the museum’s collection.

10. Prizes will be delivered to the winning artists on inaugural day , before reading out the veridict .

11. The jury will be conformed by renowned painters and / or art critics .The same is true for painting admission as for awarding prizes.

12. The Jury`s decision is final and all participating artists will accept regulations stipulated on inscribing their paintings .

13. Each artist shall remove his paintings, from the Museum`s offices once the III Biennial concludes by showing that document he received on delivering his work.

14. Works not admitted must be removed during the 30 days following the inauguration and those admitted , according to stipulations put forth on point 13 of the present regulations that is , 15 days subsequent to closure of the event , in the Museum`s offices. Otherwise , those works not removed will become patrimonial asset to the Museum .

15. Any unforeseen event will be resolved by the Museum`s Director.

Guayaquil, 25 de September 2011
Ab. Pablo Martínez Rojas
Director of the Museum

Third International Biennial of Painting in Guayaquil.

Published in Diario Hoy / Daily Living Supplement

Juan Caguana Second Biennale Winner

This year there will be five winners: First Place, $10,000; Second Place, $5,000; and five of $1,000 each

Álvaro Noboa and the Luis A. Noboa Naranjo Museum are calling on national and foreign artists to participate in the III Álvaro Noboa International Biennial of Painting.

The artistic gathering will take place between April 5 and May 5, as a contribution of the institution and of artists to the development of global art and culture.

The principal and only theme will be: The Elements of Nature, and is directed primarily at the world’s young painters, although the convocation is open to all visual artists.

In a communiqué directed at this newspaper, the organizers of the event state that the technique to be used for the works is oil or acrylic on canvas.

Attorney Alvaro Noboa’s Homage

Alvaro Noboa shares a heartful speech about the cultural tribute made to his father.


In memory of his father

“Culture is the patrimony of the people and constitutes an essential component of its identity.”

Based on this concept, which is universal, Álvaro Noboa considered that the best tribute that he could make to his father was to establish the museum that carries his name and to put his private collection on display, with the objective of sharing it with citizens both of the country and from abroad who visit the city of Guayaquil and, at the same time, promote and encourage the talent and creativity of our artists.

Second Biennial Regulations

Alvaro Noboa Pontón invites all painters of the visual arts from the five continents to participate in the II Biennial of Painting of Guayaquil, the inauguration and prize giving of which will take place on April 28, 2010.

The intention is to strengthen friendships among peoples across the world and to celebrate their creative capacity.

To this effect, the following regulations will pertain:

1. Visual artists from the five continents are allowed to participate: America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and Africa.

2. Thematic proposals that make use of techniques within the genre of painting in its various expressions will be accepted.

3. The works should be original, well-executed and of museum-quality durability. Works previously exhibited to the public in other competitions, whether within Ecuador or abroad, will not be accepted.

4. Artists can submit up to two exhibit-ready works to the 2nd Biennial, which should be sent together with their frames or mounts, and will be between 50cm x 60 cm (minimum) and 160cm x 160 cm (maximum).

5. The artist shall submit, together with their work(s) a file containing their CV, a technical record of the work (Title, dimension, technique), an explicative text regarding the conceptual framework of the work and a print photograph of the work. They should also include a digital file on CD of the above information.

This material will serve as publicity materials, press information, catalogue entries and records.

All costs of packing and transport of the submitted works will be paid by the participating artist.

The Museum is not responsible for damage suffered by the works as a consequence of their transportation and/or exhibition, although all possible measures will be taken to ensure their best care. The works will be received by Ms. Laura Calderón Chambers and Frida Idrovo, Administrators of the Luis A. Noboa Naranjo Museum, until 6pm, Friday, March 26, 2010, in the museum offices located at P. Icaza 302 and Córdova (corner), Seguros Cóndor Building, 1st Floor, Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Works not accepted can be collected until May 14, 2010. After this date, the works will be declared abandoned, and will become part of the Luis A. Noboa Naranjo Museum collection.

Foreign artists participating in the II Biennial should do so via a public or private institution previously in contact with the Luis A. Noboa Naranjo Museum.

Signing the Registration Form implies full acceptance of the competition’s regulations.