Arianna Arcara was born in Monza in 1984.
She studied photography at the European Institute of Design, where she obtained a scholarship for the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.
After she completed her educational path, she started working as an assistant for photographer Alex Majoli and, in 2006, along with Luca Baioni, Gabriele Micalizzi, Alessandro Sala and Luca Santese, founded the Cesura photographic group.
In 2009, she was selected for the "Young Blood 09 Annual Selection of Italian talents in the World".
In 2010, she won the Canon Award for Young Photographers with the "Woodward Silence" project and her work entitled “Po/The River” was selected for the Riccardo Pezza Award.
Again, in 2010 she exhibited her work "Found Photos in Detroit" at Le Bal Space of Paris and, in 2011, at the Kulturhuser of Stockholm.
The “Found Photos in Detroit" book was published after the exhibition, in 2012, and was nominated several times for best book of the year.
In 2013, she was invited to participate in "Plat(T)form 2013", the annual selection of emerging European photographers held at the Fotomuseum of Winterthur.
In 2014, the "Found Photos in Detroit" project was exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago and the book was selected to be a part of the volume "The Photobook: A History Volume III" by Martin Parr and Gerry Badger.
Her works have been published in several national and international magazines and exhibited in different museums and galleries, among which are: Spazio Forma - Milan, Triennale - MIlan, Le Bal Space - Paris, MoCP - Chicago, Kulturhuset - Stockholm, OGR - Turin.
In September 2014, the "Carte de visite" project, curated by Roberta Pagani and presented at the Nopx association, won the tender of the Compagnia di San Paolo - Turin, CAP 10152.
In 2015, she won the "epea03, European Photography Award".