The Galería Javier López opened its doors in London in June 1995 with a programme of contemporary art, including projects by X-Art Foundation, Martin Creed, Simon Martin and Thomas Ruff. Since February 1996, when it transferred to Madrid, the gallery’s goal was to show a programme that alternated between presenting the work of young artists and exhibitions by more established figures to give a complementary view of the scope of contemporary art.
Between 2006 and 2013 the gallery had a exhibition space in New York: Gering & López Gallery, designed by the architect Joel Sanders and located in the historic Crown Building in Fifth Avenue, where it was shown for the first time the work by groundbreaking artists such as Leo Villaeal, KAWS and Todd James.
In November 2010, Javier López opened a premier space in Madrid to move his gallery from the city centre to an exceptional building designed by renowned architectural firm Vicens + Ramos, situated in a privileged location right at the edge of El Pardo national park, in La Florida, Madrid. The dialogue between the architecture and landscape creates a unique environment where exhibitions were planned with an in-depth approach, lasting longer to provide a complete picture of an artist's work.
Since February 2011 the gallery operated exclusively in this new space with the aim to present a dynamic programme of both emerging and recognized artists who are creating exceptional and innovative work, taking part in the latest trends in contemporary art, and whose production and approaches are open to different techniques.
After more than 25 years of background contibuting to the national artistic scene, in February 2022 it starts a new phase as López de la Serna CAC, a private contemporary art center focused on promoting projects and collaborations with artists and institutions both national and international to reach a wide range of publics organizing different cultural activities from its emblematic exhibition space in La Florida, Madrid.