Erlich was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1973. His works are architectures of uncertainty, spaces with fluid and unstable limits. The sense of strangeness that his sculptures and installations produce is felt before we can pinpoint their meaning. A single change—the top becomes the bottom, the inside the outside—suffices to alter a seemingly normal situation and make reality— exposed as falsification—explode.
Erlich has lived in the United States and France. He currently works in Buenos Aires and Montevideo. He has received grants and subsidies from the Fondo Nacional de las Artes (1992) and the Fundación Antorchas (1994-95). Scores of solo and group shows of his work have been held in Argentina and abroad at venues like Sean Kelly Gallery (USA., 2011), Luciana Brito Galería (Brazil, 2009 and 2013), XXI Century Museum of Contemporary Art (Kanazawa, Japan, 2014), Museo Reina Sofía (Spain, 2008), PS1-MoMA (USA, 2008), Galería Ruth Benzacar (Argentina, 2000, 2007, and 2012), Fundación Proa (Argentina, 2009 and 2013), Centre Pompidou (France, 2011 and 2012), SongEun Art space (Korea, 2012), and Izolyatsia (Ukraine, 2012).
His work is found in the following public and private collections (among others): the Tate Modern (London), the Centre Pompidou (Paris), the Israel Museum (Jerusalem), and the XXI Century Museum of Contemporary Art (Kanazawa, Japan). He has participated in the following biennials: Montevideo (Uruguay), Saõ Paulo (Brazil), Shanghai (China), Echigo-Tsumari (Japan), Havana (Cuba), Istanbul (Turkey), and Whitney (USA.), among others. He represented Argentina at the Venice Biennale in 2001. He has received prizes from the Joan Mitchell Foundation (2001), UNESCO-Istanbul Biennial (2001), Leonardo (Museo Nacional de Buenos Aires, 2000), and the Premio Konex (2002 and 2012).