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1957 Born in Valencia.

1974-1979 Studies at the College of Fine Arts of San Carlos de Valencia.

1981 Fulbright Scholarship from the Banco de Bilbao commission.

1981-1983 Master of Arts from the University of New York.

Studies at the Pratt Graphic Center, New York.

Individual expositions

1983 Washington Square East Gallery, Nueva York.

1983 Aula de Cultura Banco de Bilbao, Bilbao.

Temple Gallery, Valencia.

1984 Gallery Four, Valencia.

1988 Temple Gallery, Valencia.

1990 Gallery Rita Garcia, Valencia.

1991 Four Cats Gallery, Palma de Mallorca.

1992 AD Sala d'Exposicions, Gandia.

1994 La Nave Gallery, Valencia.

1997 "Seventeen years are paper," Palau de la Música, Valencia.

The Nave Gallery, Valencia.

1998 "Javier Chapa, Paintings" Parpalló Sala, Valencia.

2002 "Entrelíneas" La Nave Gallery, Valencia.

2003 "Mirage paper" Culture House, Sagunto.

2004 "Silences" La Nave Gallery, Valencia.

2006 "Painting", Palau de la Música, Valencia.

2008 "Jaume I: Montpeller 1208, València 1276" A hundred meters from the center of the world

Contemporary Art Center, Perpignan

2009 "Javier Chapa" Lametro Sala, Valencia.

2010 "Javier Chapa" Café Malvarrosa Espai Paral-lel, Valencia.

He has participated in group exhibitions in Spain, United States, Venezuela, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Mexico, Guatemala, Italy, Taiwan and France. He has regularly participated in the ARCO art fair in Madrid until 2008 and his work has also been present in art fairs in Portugal and Belgium.

He was selected by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to represent Spain at the Cairo Biennale 1990.