Benjamin & Stefan Ramirez Perez

Benjamin Ramírez Pérez (Germany) was a participant at de Ateliers Amsterdam from 2016-2018. He studied at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne from 2009–2015. His works have been screened at IFFR Rotterdam, Locarno, Edinburgh and Toronto International Film Festival, as well as Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, among others. He had Group and Solo shows at Artothek Cologne, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade and de Ateliers, Amsterdam.

Stefan Ramírez Pérez (Germany) studied at VFS Vancouver and the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.He was a resident at Schloss Ringenberg (NRW Scholarship, January – December 2018). His recent films have been shown at Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Julia Stoschek Collection Düsseldorf, Videonale.16 Bonn, Int. Short Film Festival Oberhausen, International Film Festival Rotterdam and Visions du Réel Nyon. During their residency at Rupert Benjamin and Stefan Ramírez Pérez will further develop the screenplay for a feature-length video work based on Canadian writer Lynn Crosbie’s autofictional memoir Life is About Losing Everything. Parallel to the writing and research process, they will work on short video sequences, and construct props, sculptures, architectural models, puppets and costumes for the film.