Virtual exhibition of UNOCA


“Visualizing Sayings, Proverbs and Expressions”

Panoramic View of the exhibition at UNOCA

One of the reasons why a multicultural society like the one we have in Aruba can exist is because of our language Papiamento. Our language is the means by which our culture and traditions are passed down from one generation to the next.

In this exhibition both the visual and verbal art are used to express the richness of our language Papiamento, and they showcase the creativity of our students. It is language expressed in a visual manner to convey our history, knowledge and a little bit of humor, ensuring its longevity. The artwork enhances the profoundness of our sayings, proverbs and expressions.



Our language, Papiamento, encompasses a variety of sayings and proverbs. It is an integral part of our cultural heritage, serving as the means through which we connect with the past while keeping our sights set on the future.



The exhibition “Visualizing Sayings, Proverbs and Expressions” is a project of UNOCA Aruba together with the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Education, the Fundacion Lanta Papiamento, and UNESCO Aruba.