Irma studied painting at the University of Fine Arts in Vigo. The constraints she saw in painting led her sculpture, which became from that moment her main avenue of expression. The conceptual development of her works revolves around the idea of emptiness, and is materialised mainly through elements that are part of the art system, elements which coexist with artists in their studio, and to which she gives a new meaning.
She has received awards such as the BMW Prize, the Botín Foundation Plastic Arts Scholarship and most recently a residency fellowship for the Cité des Arts in Paris. Her work has been exhibited at international fairs,such as Maco, Liste and Arco—on several occasions—and is part of collections such as the AECID, the Pilar Citoler Collection and the the Spanish Ministry of Culture’s Collection, as well as the Galila Barzilai Collection in Brussels and the Berezdivin Collection in Puerto Rico.