Erola Arcalís (b. Menorca, 1986) is a London based Spanish artist.

Arcalís’ work combines images of abstract landscapes and sculptural still life to create fictions that explore the possibilities in which memory can be re-told, registered and represented outside of the linear temporal narrative. Her practice draws from mythology and poetry as a means of navigating between the staged photograph and the chance encounter; between historical research and personal experience. The use of a large format analogue camera and the making of her own darkroom handprints define both the physical as well as pensive approach to her work.


MA Photography, Royal College of Art (2017)

selected exhibitions

2023 future
Flotsam (and other utopias)
Casal Solleric, Mallorca, Spain, opening 25th of May

2023 current
After the Mediterranean
Hauser & Wirth Menorca, Spain, April - October 2023

Studio Weil, Mallorca, Spain, July - October 2022

(This) precious stone set in the silver sea
Copperfield Gallery, London, January - March 2020

This must be the place
V&A Friday Late, London, October 2019

Unseen, Amsterdam, September 2019

Descubrimientos Photo España
Centro Cultural Galileo, Madrid, June 2019

Rehearsing the Real
Peckham24, London, May 2019

Paisajes Esenciales
JustLX, Lisbon, May 2019

A Corner With Erola Arcalís
A Corner With, London, May 2018

residencies and awards

Arist Residency LaValle
organized by l’Aquila Reale, with the support of Homesession and Institut Ramon Llull, Licenza, Italy, September-November 2022

Shortlisted for Barbara Weil Award
Mallorca, July 2022

Shortlisted for Descubrimientos, PhotoEspaña
Madrid, June 2019

Selected artist of FUTURES 2020
Amsterdam, 2019-20

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all images © Erola Arcalís 2023 unless otherwise stated