Born in the Philippines, lives and works in Australia.
Melissa Ramos works with time base mediums, exploring the intrinsic essence of time and movement. Her artistic practice derives from examining the conflicts between nature and culture, in particular the issues of nature imparted by colonialism & modernity.
Melissa's ultimate inspiration is to challenge new modes of video art and become an ambassador for the category in Australia, focussing on inspiring others to explore the boundless manifestations of the moving image. From here she founded Dance Cinema Organisation.
Since graduating from University of Western Sydney Fine Arts & Electronic Arts, Melissa has exhibited extensively including a recent solo show at her country of birth, Manila, Philippines. GreenPapayaArtProjects.
She has presented work at ISEA, USA the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art Kanazawa; Japan, Copenhagen, Denmark, House of Dance Denmark, Vargas Museum, Manila, Philippines , Berlin Asian Film Festival, Haus der Kulturen der Welt Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, Germany.
2019 - Founding Director & curator of Dance Cinema
2020 - Artist in Residence at Critical Path, Sydney