< José Chaya



He was born in San Miguel de Tucumán in 1961, Argentina.
Currently residing in the city of Valencia, Spain.
In 1980, he enrolled in the Faculty of Fine Arts at the National University of Tucumán.
In 1982, he moved to the city of Buenos Aires, and in 1987, he was admitted as an observer of scenic productions at the General San Martín Theater in Buenos Aires.
He obtained the title of National Professor of Fine Arts at the Prilidiano Pueyrredón National School of Fine Arts in 1990.
His relentless pursuit of excellence led him to acting training at the prestigious Ricardo Rojas Cultural Center between 1990 and 1995, showcasing his versatility and commitment to art in all its forms, merging painting, video, and digital art, and co-founding the Argentine Movement of Computerized Art (M.A.a.c.).
In the year 2021, he inaugurates his Art Studio in the city of Valencia, Spain.


2015: 1st Prize – National Salon Felix Amador Museum – Buenos Aires.
2008: 2nd Prize – National Prize “Benito Quinquela Martín Museum”
1st Prize – Artistic Creation Awards – University of Belgrano.
3rd Prize – National Salon – Palais de Glace.
1983: 3rd Prize – 1st ALBA Northwest Salon – Salta – Argentina
Over 80 exhibitions from 1991 to the present day:
X-Gallery Taipei, Taiwan – In his Art Space in Valencia – Quinquela Martín Fine Arts Museum – Borges Cultural Center – Galerie Rienössl, Vienna, Austria – Dome Gallery, New York – USA – Palmira Museum in San Luis, Sivori Museum, Palais de Glace Buenos Aires, etc.


One of the mysteries of art that continues to fascinate me despite the years is the almost impossibility of recognizing the exact moment in which a work takes shape in our mind, what was the stimulus?, what was the thought?. The other magical moment is to capture that image. To do it, to capture it, there are the means: painting, digital art and photography are mine. I join these instruments, merge them, integrate them until the image resembles what I imagined. I don’t care about being in line with fashions or trends, I only seek to take advantage of past experiences in the construction of a language that allows me to be faithful to my search in art.