Irene Kopelman

Lives and works in
(b. 1974 in Córdoba, Argentina)

Irene Kopelman is interested in the relationship between art and science—she encourages their connections and explores their differences. 50 metros de distancia o más (50 Meters in Distance or More) is the result of a month-long journey the artist made from Argentina to Antarctica on a boat that accommodated eight passengers. In addition to recording daily events in a journal, Kopelman made a series of drawings and watercolors that were followed by several large oil paintings created upon her return to the mainland. In these works the artist expresses the impact of an imposing frozen geography.