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Javier Pérez| Artistas | Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa
1992

Earns a degree in fine arts from the Universidad del País Vasco in Leioa, having also studied at the Karl Hofer Gesellschaft in Berlin and the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

1993

Moves to Paris, where he will earn a master’s degree from the École Nationale des Beaux-Arts. Receives a grant to work abroad from the province of Vizcaya.

1995

Receives a grant from DRAC Île-de-France in Paris and aid for his first solo exhibition from the Délégation aux Arts Plastiques in Paris. Pérez’s work is included in Passions privées at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris and Traces de la dance at the Musée d’Art de Joliette in Joliette, Canada. Begins the work Desaparecer dentro , which he will develop the following years and which consists of a bust made of red wool pleats.

1996

Holds his first solo exhibition in Paris at Galerie Chantal Crousel. Exhibits at La Fundición in Bilbao. Participates in Lieux recyclés , an outdoor exhibition on the Rue des Jardins Saint-Paul in Paris.

1997

Presents his work Estancias at the Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain in Strasbourg. The subject of his doctoral thesis is approved: “Género e identidad sexual en el arte del siglo XX.” Pérez’s work is featured in L’empreinte at the Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.

1998

Holds exhibitions at the Sala Rekalde in Bilbao and Espacio Uno at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid. Participates in a group exhibition with Helena Cabello and Ana Carceller at the Sala Montcada of the Fundació “la Caixa” in Barcelona. Pérez’s work is included in the group exhibition Skin/Shell at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Receives the Gure Artea prize, awarded by the Basque government, and the Premio Ojo Crítico Prize from Radio Nacional de España.

1999

Exhibits at Gandy Gallery in Prague and Galería Salvador Díaz in Madrid.

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