(1995-2023) Collaborative National Art projects






Aruba ART’s History
Aruba went from a simple and laid back island into and industrialized and modern society attracting immigrants from all over the world, turning this small
island to an immensely diverse society. These developments manifested themselves in different manners including the expansion and a new understanding for the arts within the region.  Since the late 30′, early 1940’s, Aruba has been developing rapidly towards becoming a cosmopolitan center of the Southern Caribbean. Aruba’s growth as a society manifested itself in the advancement of the arts and culture. As a result, the island has become a part of the Caribbean artistic milieu that captured
the imagination and attention of the rest of the world. During this period, landscapes were the popular style and they were mostly created by foreign artists. These paintings along with vivid murals have become common sight in Aruban residences. Some of these painters like Nildo Marchena developed their style further and worked with still lives in the 50’s. In the 1960s, the local art scene in Aruba thrived. Surrealist works of Toton Quand and the abstract landscapes of Bill De La Vega became known both internationally and locally. For the next three decades, the arts in Aruba flourished and the artists were recognized through their exhibitions at Cas di Cultura, which was built in 1958 as a venue for organizing local exhibits as well as international work. These social and cultural developments encouraged the new generations to study fine arts. In the last 15 years, a wave of local artists who graduated from international universities and academies returned to Aruba and initiated new ideas for the artistic development of the island. Aruba went from a simple and laid back island into and industrialized and modern society attracting immigrants from all over the world, turning this small island to an immensely diverse society. These social and cultural developments encouraged the new generations to study fine arts. During the last 15 years, a wave of local artists who graduated from international universities and academies returned to Aruba and initiated new ideas for the artistic development of the island. As a result, the Institute of Culture was founded in the 1980s. However, one institution could not possibly reflect all the different movements within the contemporary arts scene in a critical context. management, contemporary and digital arts to performance art and contemporary literature. Text by Renwick Heronimo.


Cooperative relationships 



Studio Osaira Muyale, GenAir Alejandro Muyale, Archaeological Museum Aruba/NAMA – mr. drs. F. Pancho Geerman, Anthropologist Dr.Francio Guadeloupe, Archaeologist Harold Kelly, Archaeologist Raymundo Dijkhoff, FCVR Silvia Maduro, Mario Brown, St. Gast, Museo Arubano (FMA) Curator Renwick Heronimo,  Historic Museum Aruba, Community Museum Aruba, Culturele Unie Aruba (Unoca), Stichting Gast, Ronella Croes, Isha Taphias Kock, Aruba Tourism Authority, TPEF Aruba, Ateliers’89 Elvis Lopez, Foreign affairs Aruba Jocelyne Croes, Cas di Cultura, Plataforma, Stichting Rancho, Gouvernment of Aruba, Directie Cultuur Aruba, Unesco, Nationaal centrum voor sociale ontwikkeling- Cede Aruba, Eterno Studio Gallery, Sinfa Kunst Gallery San Nicolas, Insight Kunst Gallery Aruba, Access Kunst Gallery Aruba, Kunst Gallery Bloemhoff Curacao, Spiral Art Gallery Barbados, Art Foundry Trinidad, Perez Art museum Miami (PAMM), Gowanus Art Loft Brooklyn New York, Art Museo Del Barrio New York, Museo Arte Contemporaneo Maracaibo Venezuela (Maczul), Museum Lia Bermudez Maracaibo Venezuela, Centro de Bellas Artes Maracaibo Venezuela, Centro de Arte Contemporaneo Wifredo Lam Habana Cuba (6th Biennial), Moderno Kunst Museum Santo Domingo (4th & 10th Caribbean Biennial), Internationale de Pintura de Cuenca Ecuador (VIII Biennial), Associacao Video Brasil” Brasil, Sao Paulo, Rietveld Academy Amsterdam, Mondriaan Fonds, Prins Bernhard Cultuur Fonds, DutchCulture, Museum de Fundatie, De tent Gallery,, De Appel, Magazijn/Salon, Theater Museum, Amsterdam, Imagine IC Zuid Oost Bijlmermeer, Centraal Museum Utrecht, Gallery Torch Amsterdam, Institute voor Cultuur Amsterdam, Kasteel keukenhof Lisse, Archis, Partizan Publik, Pearl foundation, University of Amsterdam/ACS – Amsterdam Centrum voor conflictstudies, Kunstvlaai, Historisches und Volkerkunde Museum St. Gallen Zwitserland, Triangle Arts Trust, Gasworks, Arts Council, Britisch Council, Artist Links London, Arco Fair Madrid, Museo Extremo e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporaneo, Badajoz Espana (MIEAC), Casa de las America Madrid Spanje, Siddhartha Art Gallery Kathmandu Nepal, Studio Beirut Lebanon. Dr. Jose Manuel Noceda Fernandez, Dr.Pancho Geerman, Renwick Heronimo, Alejandro Muyale, Euphemia Muyale van Heusden, Ray-Ann Hernandez, Evelino Fingal, Dr. Adi Martis, Elvis Lopez, Angelo Tromp, Glenda Hyliger, Maria Teresa Madariaga, Fernando Mansur, Amy Lasten, Lupita Gil, Ana Maria Hernandez, Clifford Rosa, Alice van Romondt, Ryan Oduber, Sint Jago, Vicky Arens, Martinez, Nelson Gonzales, Dwayne Heronimo, Ronella Croes, Otmar Oduber, Oslin Benito Sevinger, Jennifer Smith, Nicole Henriquez, Marianne de Tolentino, Sara Hermann, Jimmy Yanez, Victor Fuenmayor, Luis Gomez R, Ricardo Benaim, Lourdes Peñaranda, Rosher Acevedo Ocando, Juan David Bracho Rios, Anabelí Vera Marin, Charlotte Elias, Christopher Cozier, Holly Bynoe, Annelee David, Irenee Shaw, Dr. Yolanda Wood, Nelson Herrera Ysla, Lilian Yanez, Jan Mol, Gijs Stork, Joost Vrieler, Brigide Donker, Mayke Jongsma, Genevieve Lieuw, Nicoline Nagtzaam, Hester Alberdingk Thijm, Lilet Breddels,Thomas Mejier Zu Schlochteren, Els van der Plas, Rob Perree, Ozkan Golpinar, Maria Elena Ortis, Laura Roulet, Rocio Aranda Alvarado, Elvis Fuentes, Virginia Perez Raton, Tamara Diaz Bringas, Antonio Zaya, Ma Maria LLuisa Borras, Marianne de Tolentino, Sara Hermann, Sonia Boyce, Robert Loder, Sir Anthony Caro, Peter Hewitt, Martin Davidson, Goshka Macuga, Alessio Antoniolli, Sangeeta Thapa, Ye Yong Qing, Xu Zhongmin, Rani,el Raij, Pascale Hares, Joe Mounzer.

Arte Contemporaneo. Collaboration since 1996.

Mission Statement. Fundacion Eterno is a contemporary art foundation established in 1996 until today. The foundation purpose is to make contemporary art visible national and international and to be a bridge in between contemporary artists, art curators, regional and international cultural ideas, concepts and art projects. One
of the main projects of fundacion Eterno was Eterno Studio Gallery, J.G. Emanstrtraat 92, Oranjestad Aruba. The first Contemporary conceptual Art
gallery /alternative space in centrum of Oranjestad, Aruba, from 1994-2002. Art Projects : Fundacion Eterno, J.G. Emanstraat 92, Oranjestad.
Fundacion Eterno is a foundation established in 1996. The foundation main purpose is to make Contemporary Art visible National and international and to
be a bridge in been local, regional and international cultural ideas and concepts. One of the main projects of Fundacion Eterno was Eterno Studio Gallery, J.G.
Emanstrtraat 92, Oranjestad Aruba. The first Contemporary conceptual Art gallery /alternative space in centrum of Oranjestad, Aruba. It was founded and
financed by Osaira Muyale and managed by Osaira Muyale and Renwick Heronimo and in collaboration with local contemporary artists, art curators and
art lovers. Eterno was conceived to promote contemporary art and artists on the island of Aruba and within the greater Dutch Antilles region. From the moment of its
inception, ETERNO served as a significant link between the local and international artists. Eterno has filled a tremendous cultural gap between the
island and Europe. It served as an alternative contemporary arts center for the artwork to be presented without censorship. Eterno supported and nourished
artistic freedom, imagination and innovation.* Strategic Objectives In its 8-year history, Eterno had been an organization of ideas. In the dawn of a new century,
Eterno is well known within the region and was continuously being recognized in the international art scene. Currently, the future advancement and cultural
development of the island rests greatly on the shoulders of those artists living, teaching and working on the island. After all, a society is known and
appreciated most by its progress in the arts and culture. The Galerie’s efforts to this end have enriched the lives of those artists in Aruba and touched the lives of
many. The presence of an arts entity such as Eterno had endorsed Aruba’s commitment to the arts, cultural development and place Aruba within a distinct
group of destinations. Eterno has proven its value, validity and authority on the contemporary arts in Aruba. For years it provided a space for statement. This;
cannot be measured in a simply way, it can only be supported. After all, a society that supports its creators and innovators is a one that is destined to
advance and succeed as a whole. As a result, the working artists of the island took the initiative in creating Eterno Contemporary Arts in 1993 to serve as a
venue for exhibiting contemporary visual and performance arts by local and international artists. During the last 8 years, Eterno functioned as a pillar for the
artists to lean on and an immense resource for art historians, art critics for research and for the general public to learn about the arts. In a sense, Eterno
became an irreplaceable motif of the cultural mosaic of the island. At Eterno, the new ideas are nurtured. The artists that have exhibited at the space have
shown their works in international biennials and in solo and group exhibitions. In the year 2000, Eterno held a symposium for 4 days during which two
different curators and museum administrators were invited to hold lectures and workshops. During open discussions, the subject matter ranged from
architecture and museum.

1995 Solo expoisition Osaira Muyale”‘Mystery of the Soul” at Galleria Eterno Oranjestad Aruba, curated by Gijs Stork and Hester Alberdingk Thijm en
Renwick Heronimo and Osaira Muyale Boek sponsored by Stichting Artimo and Posters by Unoca. 1996 Group expo encuentro young Artists, Amsterdam Manor Resort, curated by Renwick Heronimo , catalogue sponsored by Aruba Bank and Fe1997 Group exposition “Invasion” Cas di Cultura, curated by Renwick Heronimo1997 Solo exposition ‘el silencio‘ international invitation Biennale Cuba . Participation Osaira Muyale ,Cuban art curator Jose Manuel Noceda Fernandez and Dutch curator Gijs Stork .Invitation by Institute of Culture Director Evelino Fingal and curator Elvis Lopez. Catalogue sponsored by IDCA and Aruba Bank1998
Invitation Dr Dimitry Halley,” Lecture Art & Society, at Eterno Studio Gallery Oranjestad Aruba. 1998 Invitation Curator Chris Cozier, Trinidad,Lecture, at Galleria
Eterno,Oranjestad Aruba. 1998 Invitation Butoh curator Norma Di Primo, Argentina,at Galleria Eterno Oranjestad Aruba. 1999 Invitation artist Diego Bravo ,Ecuador, solo exposition at Galleria Eterno Oranjestad Aruba. 2000 Invitation Luis Paris III,documentation 50 years at 50 feet, Exposition at Galleria Eterno Oranjestad Aruba.Cataloque sponsored by Aruba Bank. 2000 Invitation artist Remy Jungerman,Holland,expo ‘Flattened toad Force’ Exposition at Galleria Eterno Oranjestad Aruba. 2000 Invitation artist Harald Vlugt. Exposition “Hopi druk” at Galleria Eterno Oranjestad Aruba. 2000 Invitation Curator Kevin Power,England , lecture on “British Contemporary Art at Galleria Eterno Oranjestad Aruba. 2000 Invitation curator Elvine Topac New york, Lecture on, “American Modern Art” at Galleria Eterno Oranjestad Aruba. 2000 Invitation Journalist Arjan Stada, Curacao, document on “Watamula” int’l artist workshop at galleria Eterno Oranjestad Aruba . 2000 Invitation Artist Ida Lohman,Holland,exposition “laterna Magica”exposition at galleria Eterno Oranjestad Aruba. 2001 Participation Aruban Art at Arco Art fair, Madrid Spain, representing Galleria Eterno Aruba. 2001 Invitation 10 young artist and graphic designers ,Exposition “trouble Shooting” curated by Renwick Heronimo at galleria Eterno Oranjestad. 2001 Invitation Artist Susanne de Graaf,Holland.Expostion “zeemeermin” curated by Renwick Heronimo at Galleria Eterno Oranjestad Aruba. 2002 Neon Text installation project ‘ Only Beautiful Words ‘at Lg.Smith Blvd 30 “I always thought that every one is the same’sponsered by GEN AIR
Fundacion Eterno, Stadionweg 23 Oranjestad. Art Projects 2003-2020 2003 Opening studio Osaira Muyale at Stadionweg 23,Oranjestad. 2003 International invitation Osaira Muyale ,at China – “Yunnan” by and sponsored Triangle Trust Robert Loder and Sir Anthony Caro 2004 Project Invitation Artist Osaira Muyale ,Aruba,South end Gallery San Nicolas Aruba , curated by Gilbert Senchie 2005 Invitation project documentary film “translator” Community work in Las Piedras Venezuela, sponsored by Gen Air 2005 Invitation project Non Ego red Dress, community work, Aruba. 2005 Project Neon Text installation.The Art work installation is part of an
ongoing project ‘ Only Beautiful words ‘. 2002 L.G.Smith Blvd 152.I ‘count my blessings’ supported by Gen Air 2006 Invitation collaboration assistant project Sinfa, director Glenda Heyliger,San Nicolas Foundation for the Arts 2007 Solo exposition “ welkomme to fruchtenland ; Osaira Muyale at StudiO Oranjestad Aruba
2008 Collaboration mat Sve Tv Ryan Oduber ,project kunstwerver Emerald Beryl at StudiO Oranjestad Aruba. 2008 Preparation project
2011-2015 Solo exposition ‘ Paradise Park , Osaira Muyale at StudiO Oranjestad Aruba. 2015 Project new website designed by Dwayne Heronimo. 2015 Project new website designed by Dwayne Heronimo. 2015-2016 Project, Art in public space ‘Paardenbaai. Sponsored by Government of Aruba, ATA, Unoca, Mondriaan Funds, GenAir. 2016 Website sponsered by Tiara Air Alejandro Muyale, designed by Dwayne Heronimo. 2016 Book Paradise Park sponsored by Gen Air and Unoca. designed by Creacom Elton Arends and Curator Renwick Heronimo. Text and pictures by curator Renwick Heronimo. 2016 Book Paardenbaai sponsored by Unoca, PBCF,Gen Air. Production by Osaira Muyale, Renwick Heronimo. 2016 Installation ‘the Bleau Garden’ – independent collaboration with Aruba Art fair San Nicolas Aruba, sponsored by Gen Air N.V. 2017 Create Foundation Paardenbaai Aruba and Foundation MAMA-Modern Art Museum Aruba,sponsered by GenAir. 2018 Solo exposition” a Dutch woman’- ‘a sea of dreams’ Antiguo Templo de San Isidro La Sabana de Maracaibo, (23-30 May 2018) curated by Rosher Acevedo Ocando,Soyde Bastidos Brito, Juan D Bracho R,. 2017-2018 Exposition ‘Mare Nostrum’- ‘a sea of dreams‘ Maczul Museo Arte Contemporaneo Zulia, Maracaibo Venezuela (28 October2017-28 May 2018), sponsered by Mondriaan Funds, Unoca, Gen Air.
2017-2020 project Paradise Park at studio osaira muyale, stadionweg 23,Oranjestad Aruba, sponsered by GEN AIR, Unoca, PBCF. 2020-2022 project Paardenbaai, Aruba Tourism Authority Maintenance of 8 sculptures ‘Blue Horses’. 2022-2023 

Contact adress 
STICHTING FE-FUNDACION ETERNO/Arte Contemporaneo. Bank Account: CMB Bank accno.23854703 – Stichting Fundacion Eterno. Chamber of Commerce: foundation no.S664, Art director: Osaira Muyale, Address: Stadionweg 23,Oranjestad,Aruba. E-mailing :, Tel:(297) +594 5031
Board members: Osaira Muyale/President, E.B.S. Benoit Eman Muyale/Treasurer, Dominique Eman Muyale/Secretary.