Zarah Landes was born in Frankfurt am Main in 1987. She studied stage design at Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach, at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design in London, and from 2010 to 2015 at Universität der Künste, Berlin with Michaela Meise and Josephine Pryde. Beside photography, sculpture, and installation, she works primarily with painting. Here, an engagement with the medium of painting—historical, formal, and contemporary—often forms the basis for her works, together with an interest in the conditions of art production and artistic work itself. Her works have been shown at various group exhibitions in Berlin and Cologne since 2012.