connecting dots

Ramin Aryaie is a german-iranian audio-visual artist, activist, film maker and freelance designer. They grew up in western Germany, creating and experimenting with visuals from a young age. With 16 they moved to Malaysia for a year. After finishing high school they left Europe for a few years to hitchhike around New Zealand and sail the South Pacific. Over the years they have traveled around 30 countries, self-studying photography, film, live projections, web design, layout for print and digital as well as branding along the way.

After returning they wrote, designed and self-released their first photo-book ‘Black Magic Baby Jesus’, a thorough documentation of life in general and their experiences in specific on several islands in Vanuatu. The book is a critical exploration of topics such as patriarchy, neocolonialism, spirituality and domestic violence in the post-colonial societies of Vanuatu.

Exploring the cross-over between systemic discrimination, economic exploitation, empowerment and organising and what some might call faith, has long interested Ramin and influenced their work. This is how they 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. Or to externally create new realities, dystopias and utopias, to reflect, heal and challenge ourselves and each other to co-create a different, more equal and fair future for all beings on this planet.


Selected jobs + Projects


Teaching seminar and media/film mentoring, Zentrum für Zeitgenössischen Tanz, Köln (2021)

Trailer and concert films for “Post Beethoven Fest” (2021)

Performancefilm and poster design “Zwischenräume”, Lübeck, Germany (2021)

Urban Recall immersive AV Concert Film (2021)

Layout EU-Version der Steinkohlebroschüre Still Burning (2020)

Weiterentwicklung (Redesign, Mehrsprachigkeit) + Betreuung stay-grounded.org (2020)

Entwicklung Pageflow Projekt “Inside | Outside” für Cantus Domus – Berlin (2020)

Drohenaufnahmen & Filmschnitt eines Social Media Videos für 350.org (2020)

Layout “KURZE – eine literarische Anthologie” für die Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln (2020)

Documentary Series “Still Burning” (2019)

Redesign Corporate Identity “Stay Grounded” (2019)

Sand, Salt and Water, Eldoradoexperience.org (2019)

Entwicklung Visual Identity der Pledge-Kampagne “Let’s Stay Grounded” (2019)

Plakat und Flyerdesign MAIZ für Treemedia – Köln (2019)

Entwicklung und Umsetzung einer Künstlerwebsite für Franzis Exzess – Köln (2019)

Entwicklung Website “Mach Zukunft” Bildungsprojekt – Köln (2019)

Entwicklung Corporate Identity, Website, Speisekarte für Radmosphäre – Essen (2019)

Black Magic Baby Jesus, Eldoradoexperience.org (2019)

Live Visuals für s t a r g a z e im Palast der Republik – Berlin (2019)

Konzertfilm “Paradies + Peri” für Cantus Domus – Berlin (2019)

Produktion + Schnitt Musikvideo “Petite Boom – Awefekt” (2019)

Redesign Website “Cantus Domus” – Berlin (2019)

Konzertfilm “Anthracite Fields” für Cantus Domus – Berlin (2018)

Kamera bei Studioaufnahmen von Damien Rice und Cantus Domus – Funkhaus, Berlin (2018)

Performance, Kunstinstallation und Film bei Festivals in Lettland und Deutschland (2018)

Kamera beim Michelberger Music Festival – Berlin (2016)



PEOPLE Festival, Kometa Festival, Waldhealing Festival, LSD.75 (2018)

Live Visuals with AWEFEKT at Urban Spree + Michelberger Hotel

Live Visuals at AZ Köln


Drifting Gypsies, Solo Ausstellung, Herr Pimock, Köln (2016)

Sony World Photogr. Award Gruppenausstell. London (2013/14)

The Glance Solo Ausstellung BUGS, Köln (2012)

Memories & Moments Solo Ausstellung Kölnkiosk, Köln (2012)

The Glance Gruppenausstell. Werthhaus, Köln (2012)



Over/Under Ground, Royal Opera House (2021)

Spectres (2021)

Haunted Ghosts, Not Alright (2020)

safe spaces (2019)


Remembered Unknown (2019)

Petite Boom – Awefekt (2019)

Paradies + Peri (2019)

Defend the Sacred (2019)

Ankoku Butoh (2019)

took me out (2019)

aeriality (2018)

The Gleam (2018)

Anthracite Fields (2018)

Against All Logic (2018)


Burrnesha – Vjollca Robelli Mrip (2017)

SPIRITS – with Vincent Moon (2016)


Colin Stetson Live Recorded at the Michelberger Hotel, Berlin, PEOPLE Label (2016)

The Staves – In a Hallway + Damn it All (with Bon Iver) (2016)

s t a r g a z e Mixtape with Kill the Vultures, Poliça, Holly Blakey (2016)

Spell No More – Roddy Sim & Lewis Skelly (2016)


PAIN (2015)

DIVORCE (2015)

Cartoon & Cereal (2015)

HOPE (2015)

Encore (2015)