Irene Kopelman was born in 1974 in Córdoba, Argentina. She obtained her bachelor's and master's degree in painting at the National University of Córdoba School of Arts and in 2011 earned a Doctorate in Fine Arts from the Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design and The Finnish Academy of Fine Arts. In 2002, Kopelman took up the two-year residency program at the Rijksakademie van beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. She currently divides her time between Amsterdam, Argentina and the regions where her work and research take her. Kopelman works at the intersection of art and science, often collaborating with scientists who study nature, the artist’s main subject of research.
Recent exhibitions and projects include Puntos cardinales, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, Argentina (2018); Indexing Water at Kunsthalle Lissabon, Portugal (2017); Campamento de Dibujo, National Park Quebrada del Condorito, Córdoba (2017); SITE Santa Fe international Biennale (2014); Vertical Landscape, 8th Berlin Biennale, Berlin (2014); Chiral Garden, La Verriere Fondation D’Entreprise Hermès, Brussels (2013); Entanglement, Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, Switzerland (2013). In 2012 Kopelman was the recipient of a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship.