Erola Arcalís (b. 1986 Menorca; lives and works in London, UK) is a multidisciplinary artist  working across photography, moving image and text. Arcalís combines images of abstract landscapes and sculptural still life to create fictions around individual and collective memories, re-told in ways beyond a linear temporal narrative. Drawing on mythology and poetry, her practice navigates staged scenes and the chance encounter, historical research and personal experience. Arcalís has exhibited in the Spanish contemporary art institutions Casal Solleric and Centro Cultural Galieo, has shown work with Copperfield Gallery and Peckham24 (London, UK) and most recently with Hauser & Wirth Menorca.


MA Photography, Royal College of Art (2017)

selected exhibitions

2024 (April - July, Washington DC, USA)
Our Ancestors
Art Museum of the Americas

2023 (April - October, Spain)
After the Mediterranean

Hauser & Wirth Menorca

2023 (May - September, Spain)
Flotsam (and other utopias)
Casal Solleric
contemporary art institution
solo show

2023 (October, Spain)
What if, If only
Studio Weil

2022 (July - October, Spain)
Studio Weil

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

2019 (September, Amsterdam, Netherlands)

2019 (June, Madrid, Spain)
Descubrimientos Photo España
Centro Cultural Galileo

2019 (May, London, UK)
Rehearsing the Real

2019 (May, Lisbon, Portugal)
Paisajes Esenciales 
JustLX fair

2018 (May, 2018, London, UK)
A Corner With Erola Arcalís
A Corner With

residencies and awards

Artist Residency Hauser & Wirth Menorca
April 2023

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

Shortlisted for Barbara Weil Award
Majorca, September 2023 and July 2022

Shortlisted for Descubrimientos, PhotoEspaña
Madrid, June 2019

Selected artist of FUTURES 2020
Amsterdam, 2019-20

notes on the image making process

The majority of images appearing on this website are digital scans from 5x4 large format film. The final artworks are gelatin silver prints caringly handprinted in the darkoom by the artist using durable FB (fibre base) Ilford black and white paper.

© Erola Arcalís 2024

Erola Arcalís
Recent exhibitions
Selected Projects