Alvaro Noboa’s Inagural Speech for the I Biennial of Painting
This the first Biennial organized by this museum which bears my father’s name Luis Noboa.
This Biennial has been very well received and 150 local and foreign painters residing in Ecuador have participated.
You will notice that both issues and tecniques employed by the artists are international in today’s globalized world. Winner of the fist prize is a 29 year-old painter.
This is particulary pleasing because a new generation of artists is being promoted.
Selection of the best paintings has been the responsability of towering members of the art world such as Luis Miranda, Jaime Villa, Mirko Rodic and José Luque.
I wish to congratulate Pablo Martinez and his team of people who organized this biennial.
This art show is a tribute to that truly larger- than – life individual that my father Luis Noboa was here and abroad.
And so, with this, i hereby declare the first, Luis Noboa painting Biennial, officially opened.