Benjamin Ramírez Pérez


Benjamin Ramírez Pérez’s new film Confluence is making its debut on the occasion of FADE IN 2: EXT. MODERNIST HOME – NIGHT. The work, played on a desktop monitor atop Bojan Šarčević’s exhibition element (MA-SARCB-00075), is a biography of Doris, a Serbian singer and former child star who rose to prominence in 1992 with a song written to benefit orphans of the Yugoslav Wars. The film, composed of staged and documentary scenes, is structured around several interviews with Doris conducted in various settings throughout Belgrade. These conversations, ruminating on war trauma, archiving, and performance, are loosely linked to the history of Belgrade’s CK Tower, a modernist structure destroyed by the Nato Bombardment in 1999 and rebuilt as the commerce and shopping center USCE.


Benjamin Ramírez Pérez (1988, Germany) lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He studied at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM). He has exhibited his work in numerous international events, including Summer Heat An Early Frost, Markus Lüttgen, Düsseldorf, Germany (2020); LOOP Discover Award, GlogauAIR, Berlin, Germany (2019); AT HOME WITH 2, Helsinki, Finland (2019), LOOP Discover Award, Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm, Barcelona, Spain (2019); IKOB Feminist Art Prize, IKOB, Eupen, Belgium (2019); Marler Videokunst-Preis, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten, Marl, Germany (2018); Zeitgeist: Video Generation, Alt Space LOOP, Seoul, South Korea (2018); Good Morning Midnight, De Ateliers, Amsterdam(2018); Ghost Shopping, Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany (2018); Flashback ’17, Now&After, International Video Art Festival, Moscow, Russia (2017); Invasive, mkv medienkunstverein, 48 Stunden Neukölln, Berlin (2017); Videonale.16, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany (2017); and Capturing Dance, Galerie Patrick Ebensperger, Berlin (2016). In 2013, he was awarded the Prize of the German Federal Association of Film Journalists for Best Experimental Short. In 2015, he received the Chargesheimer Scholarship for Media Arts by the City of Cologne.