Daniel Vega Pérez de Arlucea
Deputy Director for Exhibitions and Conservation at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Daniel Vega was born in Bilbao in 1971. He graduated in Fine Arts (Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art) from the University of the Basque Country, and took postgraduate studies at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid (Magister in New Technologies and Practices in the Conservation and Restoration of Contemporary Art) and at the Leicester University (Postgraduate Diploma in Museum Studies). In 2016 he was selected to participate in the Executive Education Program for Museum Leaders, at the Getty Leadership Institute.
Vega joined the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao team in 1998. In 2001, he became Associate Director, in charge of managing the departments of Conservation, Registrar, Art Services and Exhibition Design. In 2011, he created the department of Exhibition Management and developed a new transversal project-based coordination methodology. During his tenure, the museum has improved work efficiency and optimization of resources, largely developing its exhibition program, increasing the ability to conceive and develop own projects, and developing and consolidating a strong international network.
Since 2001, he has organized over a hundred modern and contemporary art exhibitions, and he has led several key projects as the development and construction of an external art storage facility, the accomplishment of research programs on the conservation of weathering steel and timed-based media artworks, or the recent implementation of LED technology for the lighting of the museum galleries.
In April 2018, Vega was appointed Deputy Director for Exhibitions and Conservation.
Since 2008, he has been member of the Steering Committee of the IEO Group (International Exhibition Organizers).