She graduated in Spanish Philology at Complutense University and continued her studies in Germany and the United States, where she studied Film and she later gained a PhD in Literary Theory and Comparative Literature at Columbia University (New York).
She has taught Literature in German, American and Spanish universities and at the Spanish High Council of Scientific Research (CSIC). She was also the director of the Cervantes Institute in Stockholm (Sweden), where she stablished the Spansk Film Festival. She is currently an Associate Professor of Theory of Literature at the Complutense University (Madrid).
Her academic papers on Literature and Contemporary Art have appeared in various journals.
She is the author of the novels ITINERANT DREAMS (Seix Barral, 2004) and THE LAST DAYS OF WARLA ALKMAN (Edhasa, 2013), the short novels SENEGAL CONECTION (EMT Proteo, 2018) and THE LADY IN THE PAINTING (Aulino Editore, Italia, 2019), the essay book ARTIST AND CRIMINAL (Castalia , 2011) and the poetry book ANTRÓPOLIS (Ars Poética, 2017) . Since 2001 she has published short stories, reportages, articles and interviews in numerous literarary anthologies, literary magazines, academic journals and newspapers and, as a professional translator, she has translated several novels and a poetry book.
In 2008 she started the production company Storylines Projects, with which she has filmed several audvisual works. She has written, directed and produced the feature film ALEX’S STRIP and the short films CHECKOUT TIME, A TRIBUTE'S EVENING, HAVE A NICE TRIP, UNIFORMED, JAISALMER and TIME, which have won prestigious national and international film awards. She is the writer and producer of the coming feature film RAQQA. In addition to this, she is the composer of most of her films' soundtracks, and she is the leader of the synthpop band REBER.
Parc National Niokolo Koba, Senegal
Irene Zoe Alameda, the day of her graduation as a PhD at Columbia University, New York City. May 2004
Irene Zoe Alameda's first pilot license as she was 19 years
Irene Zoe Alameda with writer Mario Vargas Llosa at the Lecciones y Maestros Seminary in Santillana del Mar, Santander (June 2008)
Irene Zoe Alameda with writer Javier Marías at Lecciones y Maestros Seminary in Santillana del Mar, Santander (June 2008)
Irene Zoe Alameda with Arturo Perez Reverte at Lecciones y Maestros Seminary in Santillana del Mar, Santander (June 2008)