Bernard Kopeka was born in 1963 in Mpulungu. He is a self-taught artist based in Livingstone and started painting in 1987. He is also a member of the Visual Arts Council of Zambia. He has participated in numerous exhibitions in Livingstone and Lusaka over the last 15 to 20 years. He is currently a member of a group of artists who exhibit in the open-air Mosi-o-tunya Art Gallery in Livingstone.