Ramin Aryaie is a german-iranian audio-visual artist, activist, film maker and freelance designer. He grew up in western Germany, making art and design from a young age. With 16 he moved to Malaysia for a year. After finishing high school he left Europe for a few years to hitchhike around New Zealand and sail the South Pacific. Over the years he has traveled in 30 countries, self-learning photography, film and design along the way.
When he returned from his 3 year trip, he wrote, designed and self-released his first photo-book ‘Black Magic Baby Jesus’, a thorough documentation of life in general and his experiences in specific on several islands in Vanuatu. The book focuses on the topics of patriarchy, neocolonialism, spirituality and domestic violence.
Exploring the cross-over between systemic discrimination, economic exploitation and spiritual practices has long interested Ramin and influenced his work.
This is how he ended up bringing together art, activism and spirituality. There are no borders or limits to how mediums, perspectives and approaches can be mixed to resemble reality much more than we are used to.