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 

2018
In This Valley of Respite, My Last Breath..., Rencontres Internationales, Paris, France

2017
In This Valley of Respite, My Last Breath..., Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic

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 / New Zealand International Film Festival / Videomedeja, Novi Sad, Serbia

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

2011
Disquiet, Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia / New Zealand International Film Festival

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