Zarahlena is a Berlin-based Mexican-German artist who explores identity and dualism through photography, performance, and yoga. Using art as a tool of self-recognition, Zarahlena has performed body suspensions, taken self-portraits, and modeled extensively.
Her work has been shown in public space, galleries, festivals, and alternative spaces, and has been featured in the international press. In 2017, after the earthquake of September 19th in Mexico City, she co-founded an aid group gathering donations and providing warm meals to the affected areas. Aim the following year, she co-organized Heal Her Festival CDMX, a five-day arts and healing festival addressing gender violence, which drew 125 participants and attracted national media coverage.
Zarahlena specializes in artistic photography, ritual art, and cultural documentation. In addition to private commissions, her clients have included yoga studios, non-profit foundations, the Mexican Embassy in Germany, and the Ministry of Culture in Mexico. As an event photographer, she has documented the heavy music scene at shows and festivals in Europe and America. Both her yoga and artistic practice operate under the principle of honoring the darkness as something sacred.