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Summer Course

Cursos de verano


Caring for art today, here, now


In 1919, the International Painting and Sculpture Exhibition was presented in Bilbao, one of the first and most ambitious initiatives to internationally contextualise modern Spanish art. In hindsight, that memorable cultural event can be equated with the idea of glocal, which has a special connotation in our city one century later, when the Guggenheim's expansion model tested in Bilbao has been adopted by other long-established museums like the Louvre.

From the unique vantage point of a fine arts museum, we will strive to provide visibility to the rich ecosystem of institutions and agents working from a global and local perspective today, here and now, and to reflect on the varied guises of curatorship as an instrument to interpret and mediate in both contemporary art and retrospectively.




8.30 h


9.30 h


Miguel Zugaza

Director del Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao

10.00 h

Curating NEAT (new experiments in art and technology)

Hans Ulrich Obrist

Director artístico de las Serpentine Galleries, Londres

In English with simultaneous translation into Spanish

11.00 h

El Louvre, un museo universal del siglo XXI

Alberto Vial

Consejero diplomático, Musée du Louvre

12.00 h

Ivorypress: el comisariado desde la edición

Elena Ochoa Foster

Fundadora y directora general de Ivorypress

16.00 h

El Museo Guggenheim Bilbao: una propuesta singular para acercarse al arte

Juan Ignacio Vidarte

Director general del Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa
Director general de Estrategia Global, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

17.00 h

Desplazamientos: el museo y sus geografías

Beatriz Herráez

Directora de Artium. Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo, Vitoria-Gasteiz


10.00 h

El arte de volver a mirar: Berlín y el museo del siglo XXI

María López-Fanjul

Conservadora del Bode Museum (Museos Nacionales de Berlín)

11.00 h

Nuevas narraciones académicas para nuevas historias del arte (nacional)

María Dolores Jiménez-Blanco

Profesora titular de Historia del Arte; directora del Departamento de Historia del Arte de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid

11.45 h

Coffee Break

13.00 h


Nuria Enguita

Directora de Bombas Gens Centre d'Art, Valencia

Carlos Urroz

Director de Thyssen Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21)

16.00 h

El comisario digital: el nuevo ilustrado radical

Javier Pantoja

Jefe del Área de Desarrollo Digital del Museo Nacional del Prado

17.00 h

Un proyecto analógico en la era digital. Zuloaga 1870-1945

Javier Novo

Jefe del Departamento de Colecciones del Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao


10.00 h

Leer el arte. Comisariado de la muestra ABC

Kirmen Uribe


11.00 h

Acerca del Pabellón de España en la 58 Bienal de Venecia

Peio Aguirre

Crítico de arte y comisario de exposiciones

11.45 h

Coffee Break

12.30 h


Carmen Giménez

Curator R. Guggenheim Museum, Nueva York

Miguel Zugaza

Director del Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao

You can download the informative leaflet here.



The Bilbao Fine Arts Museum. Auditorium


The registration period will be open until the 25th June.

A.- Students of the Universidad de Deusto and the UPV/EHU

100 €

B.- Former students of the Universidad de Deusto and the UPV/EHU and Friends of the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

135 €

C.- General public

160 €


To complete your registration, you must send a copy of your national ID card. The university student or alumnus must also send a copy of the document accrediting their status in order to receive the discount. Both should be sent as a single file in PDF format to cursodeverano@museobilbao.com.

Tuition includes attendance in the course, a folder with documentation, a card which allows participants to visit the Guggenheim Museum and Bilbao Fine Arts Museum individually for free during the course workshops and a certificate of attendance or accreditation issued by the University of Deusto. The Gondra Barandiarán Foundation will provide 20 full tuition scholarships.

Complete the registration form


The Fundación Gondra Barandiarán will award 20 attendance grants (including those already awarded to participants in the museum's work experience programme) for young professionals aged under 35 who possess a higher academic qualification related to the content of the course.

The selection of candidates will be made on the basis of the applicant's previous experience, academic record and interest in the course.

The award of a grant means that no enrolment fee has to be paid and that attendance of the course is obligatory.


Until the 9th June 2019.
No applications will be accepted outside the dates specified here.


Applications should be sent by e-mail to: cursodeverano@museobilbao.com.


  • National identity card or equivalent document.
  • Proof of university degree obtained and academic record.
  • Letter setting out reasons for wishing to attend the course.

These documents must be scanned and sent in a single PDF document. If considered necessary, the museum has the right to request the originals at any time.


The successful candidates will be notified on 14 June.



Curso de verano