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[VIDEO] Art exhibition “FRAGILE”, from the Ecuadorian Artist Hermel Quezada

René Bohórquez Wins the III Alvaro Noboa Biennial of Painting

Published by El Comercio Newspaper of Ecuador



Guayaquil Desk

Ecuadorian artist, René Bohórquez resulted the winner of the III “Álvaro Noboa” International Biennial. His work, entitled, “Incarnate” reigned among 200 paintings from the 20 different countries, among which are Mexico, Cuba, Colombia, Italy, Germany, Poland, Spain…

The work of Bohórquez, who is 20 years old and studies at the University of Especialidades Espíritu Santo (UEES), is an oil painting. His work garnered him US $10,000.

Rembrandt and Bacon Inspired Bohórquez

Painter Bohórquez was inspired by Rembrandt and Bacon

Published in Expreso Newspaper, Expresiones Section, of Ecuador

Pintura "Encarnada" por René Bohorquez

Rembrandt and Bacon inspired Bohórquez

The first time that Bohórquez (then an adolescent) observed an autopsy as part of his 10th grade Bio-Chem course at the Abdón Calderón Private School. This experience inspired to paint the image of an indigenous child lying prostrate on a metal trolley in Guayaquil’s police morgue mark a before and after in the manner of seeing the human body for painter René Bohórquez. The painting could be seen as one of main masterpieces displayed thanks to the collaboration of social leader Alvaro Noboa and his III Biennial of Painting.

Breathing deeply in order to dominate his hyper-sensibility and not feel the cuts that the scalpel made into the body of the small child, Bohórquez remained in the dissection room.

Once the Y-shaped cut had been made, in order to open the thoracic chamber, a change of perspective surged within the young man.  “Upon seeing the organs, you forget it is a child and you think it is a piece of meat.”


Published documents
Sensuality and Sport in photographic displays – Expresiones Magazine 09 Nov 2010
Personalities of sport and local culture in photos – El Universo Newspaper 11 Nov 2010
Sensuality in Sport. The famous in a photographic display – Expresiones Magazine 13 Nov 2010

3 Painters: César Augusto, Luis Portilla and Luis Beltrán

Three Painters in display: César Augusto, Luis Portilla and Luis Beltrán.

In the tradition of supporting the art and culture of both national and international painters, through the cultural mission of Alvaro Noboa, the Luis A. Noboa Naranjo Museum has the pleasure once more of opening its doors to “3 Painters”, an exhibition of paintings bringing together painters César Augusto, Luis Portilla and Luis Beltrán in order to bring their best works to the public’s awareness.

Published documents
Nov 25 2009 Press release – 3 Pintores exhibition.

3 Painters Invitation

2009 Photographic Exhibition – Inaguration Speech

2009 Photographic Exhibition – Inaguration Speech – Alvaro Noboa: The Luis A. Noboa Naranjo Museum

Good evening, Ladies and Gentlemen. In the name of Counselor Álvaro Noboa Pontón, Founding President, and myself, as Director of the Luis A. Noboa Naranjo Museum, I give you a very warm welcome.

Today we inaugurate the first solo photographic exhibition to be held in the Museum’s rooms, for which the young and talented photographer, Ivette Ruíz, has been chosen.

This is also the first time I have seen the photographs, and it is evident to me – as it will be to you – that Ivette leaves nothing to the imagination.

It is powerful, which she achieved by being clear and direct in her message, with the result that by going through her artistic photographic display, she gives us a history of the beginning of the earth.

Original sin, as seen by Ivette Ruiz, occurs not in someone taking a bite out of an apple, but because of what we have become today: a mean, violent, envious and hypocritical society.

Through her photographs, Ivette, rescues the most pure of human values, transforming them into visual poetry, and suggesting that we not fear what we see, given that it is part of creation, and the most natural thing in the world.

We congratulate Ivette Ruíz, who leaves us with the following message: The only way to live fully is to acknowledge who we are, independently of what others would wish us to be.

Enjoy the exhibition. And, please, don’t eat the apples!


Pablo Martínez Rojas