Irene Campolmi is a curator and researcher based in Copenhagen, where she has focused her work on performance for many years, through which she has investigated postcolonial, queer and feminist theories. Her research and practice have also concentrated on creating the conditions to apply ethics in curatorial work.
Since 2019, Irene Campolmi has been the Head Art Program and Curator of Enter Art Program, a publicly funded satellite program of performances and talks in conjunction with Enter Art Fair. Together with Copenhagen Contemporary, she has won the Bikuben Vision Award 2021, Denmark's most prestigious curatorial award, as the lead researcher and curator of the exhibition and research project" Yet, it Moves!".
Currently, she works as Senior Curator for International Projects at Creator Projects in Copenhagen, and she has worked as an independent curator and a researcher for ten years within art museums and institutions across the world, including The Power Plant, Toronto; MAAT, Lisbon; Copenhagen Contemporary, Copenhagen; MAH, Terceira; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, and the 58th Venice Biennial where she co-curated the Estonian Pavilion Birth V. Hi, & Bye by Kris Lemsalu.
In the past, her curatorial research and practice have focused on curatorial ethics. Before joining the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen as a PhD Fellow (2013-2016), she worked as a researcher in the Max Planck Institute research group "Objects in the Contact Zone: The Cross-Cultural Life of Things”.