Ela Spalding (Panama, 1982) is a cultural ecologist and artist who graduated in film and photography, with studies in dance and performance. She participated in the Bienal de Artes Visuales del Istmo Centroamericano (Bavic9) in Guatemala in 2014; worked with Tino Sehgal in This Variation in dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel, Germany; and worked with Ari Benjamin Meyers in his work Serious Immobilities (2013) for Esther Schipper Gallery, Berlin, Germany. She has been a project manager, educator and advisor on cultural issues.
Fascinated by the human relationship with our environment, Spalding has studied ecology for several years. She is Founder and Creative Director of Estudio Nuboso - a nomadic platform that facilitates dialogue between art, science, the environment and society, tackling environmental issues in different bio-cultural contexts in Panama and the world.