Through her drawings, paintings, sculpture, and photographs, Irene Kopelman seeks to challenge and break nineteenth century conceptions of order and classification. She is interested in the way that her work, the result of direct observation of a landscape, participates in the creation of knowledge about a place without encouraging further categorization. Kopelman inspires a narrative that does not totalize, disclosing the possibility of many readings where the difference between each interpretation reveals the essence of that which is depicted.
She has had solo shows at Labor in Mexico City, Motive Gallery in Amsterdam, and Museum Beeckestijn in Velsen-Zuid. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico City, Drawing Center in New York, Apex Art in New York, and Macba in Barcelona. Kopelman has been awarded fellowships from UNESCO and the Antorcha Foundation, and a residency at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam.
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