SJ Ramir

b. 1971

Originally trained as a photographer, SJ.Ramir later moved to digital video - shooting scenes of lone figures moving across remote and isolated geographical landscapes.

The prominent style of his video art came from early years of experimentation with custom-made lens filters. These filters enhanced video pixels and produced hazy, distorted images, which Ramir felt were visually suggestive of emotional states connected with his videos central theme of isolation.

Ramir’s distinctive video works have screened at numerous film festivals and art galleries worldwide. He currently resides in Melbourne, Australia.

Selected Exhibitions
2015 
In This Valley, My Heart Is Buried Deep…-Rencontres Internationales, (Berlin)
Into Daylight-Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, (Scotland)

2014 
In This Valley, My Heart Is Buried Deep…-Rencontres Internationales, (Paris)
Our Hands Are Empty - Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, (Czech Republic)
No Place To Rest-Melbourne International Film Festival, Melbourne, (Australia)
Remote-Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, (Scotland)

2013 
Into Daylight-Internationell KonstFilm Utställning Art Film Biennale, Jönköping Lans Museum, (Sweden)
No Place To Rest - Edinburgh International Film Festival
No Place To Rest - New Zealand International Film festival
No Place To rest - Videomedeja, Novi Sad, (Serbia)

2012 
Disquiet, Edinburgh International Film Festival
Departure and Our Voices Are Mute - Forum Des Images, (Paris)
Disquiet - European Media Art Festival, Osnabruck, (Germany)
Departure - Light Cone 30th Anniversary, Pompidou Centre, (Paris)
Various films - SJ. Amir retrospective, The Experiment, Maysles Cinema, New York, (USA)

2011
Disquiet – Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia.
Disquiet – New Zealand International Film Festivals, New Zealand.

2010
Cold Clay, Emptiness... – 67th Venice International Film Festival, Italy.
Into Daylight – International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

2009
Our Voices Are Mute and Departure - International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands.