Isidro Ramirez is a Spanish photographer who, after 20 years spent living, working and studying in the UK, is now based in Singapore. Alongside developing his practice as a contemporary urban photographer, Ramirez now also lectures at Temasek Polytechnic.

Ramirez’s works have been exhibited widely in major cities across Europe and the USA, including Barcelona, Bogota, Vienna, Berlin, New York and Los Angeles.  Ramirez is a member of the Association of Urban Photographers, an international collective focusing on aspects of urban life in their work.


2004-06, Centre for Urban and Community Research (CUCR), Goldsmiths

University, London, Masters in Photography and Urban Culture.

2001-02, London Institute of Education, University of London, Post-Graduate

Certificate in Education.

1995-98, University of Brighton, BA(Hons) Editorial Photography.


2015 Oct Steetopolis, Group exhibition, 71a Gallery London, UK

2015 Sep Steetopolis, Group exhibition, The Folio Club, Barcelona, Spain

2015 Sep Steetopolis, Group exhibition, W83 Gallery, New York City, USA

2015 Feb ‘Movimiento’, Curated by http://www.urbanphotographer.org at

Bogota Arte Contemporaneo, Colombia, Bogota

2014 Nov ‘Movement’, Curated by http://www.urbanphotographer.org at

Silverprint Gallery, London

2013 Jun ‘Adrift’, Curated by Gasket Gallery, London at Galerie Ruberl, Vienna

2012 Oct ’2 Cities’, Gasket Gallery, London

2011 Sep Cities: Visionary Places, Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles

2011 Feb Altered Landscapes, Troika Editions Gallery, London

2011 Jan Altered Landscapes, London Art Fair, Troika Editions, London

2010 Oct 360 Degrees, Troika editions at Photomonth Photo Fair, London

2010 Oct 360 Degrees, Studio 1.1 Gallery, London

2010 Sep Front Room Gallery Show, Troika editions, London

2010 Jun Sesational Architecture, Festa dell’Architettura, Rome

2008 Oct Four corners, The Platz der Verienten Nationen exhibition, Berlin

2008 Jul Nearly Nothing, Viewfinder Photography Gallery, London

2008 May Changing Spaces, Photofusion Gallery, London

2007 Aug You Can’t get From Here to There, Galerie Hunchentoot, Berlin

2007 Jan Riga Architexture Today, Viewfinder Photography Gallery, London

2006 Sep No Right Turn, Village Underground, London

2005 Agu Urban Visions, APT Gallery, London

2003 July Perfect Distraction, Exhibition at Zelda Cheatle Gallery, London

2002 July Projeciones, PhotoEspaña. Madrid

2002 Jun Re:creation, Exhibition at Freshwaters organized by Zelda Cheatle

Gallery, London

2002 Mar Samphire hoe. Exhibition at Jil Sander’s shops, Milan, Paris, and


2001 Feb re:creation, Pump House Gallery, Battersea, London

2000 Nov re:creation, touring exhibition, MOMA Oxford

2000 Sep Readme, Waterstone’s Gallery, Piccadilly, London

1997 Aug Mourning Yiddish, Oxford University Press Gallery, Oxford


2016 Jun ‘Jakarta – Modest Interventions and minor Improvisations’ Book published by The Velvet Cell, London, UK.

2015 Apr ‘Blue Mountain’, Booklet published by The Velvet Cell, London, UK.

2014 Jun ‘Common Love’, Book published by The Velvet Cell, London, UK.

2013 Sep ‘Closed for Winter’, Book published by The Velvet Cell, London, UK.

2012 Oct ’2 Cities’, Book published by The Velvet Cell, London, UK.

2012 Jan Retrospective Feature, Gente di Fotografia, issue#51, Palermo, Italy.

2011 Sep Cities: Visionary Places, Catalogue, Published by Torrance Art Museum,

Los Angeles.

2010 Jun Sesational Architecture Catalogue, Published by Laboratorio

Architettura Contemporanea, Italy.

2008 July Nearly Nothing Catalogue, published by Viewfinder Gallery. 2008 May

Changing Spaces Catalogue, published by PHREAD, Berlin/London.

2007 Jul You Can’t Get From Here to There, Brennpunkt, Magazin für Fotografie,


2007 Apr What We don’t See, ‘Crude Metaphors’ by the Moth House in Hotshoe


2006 Nov Closed for Winter, London Independent Photography, No. 5, London.

2006 Sep What We don’t See, Street Signs, Autumn 2006, London.

2004 Nov Life is a Dream, Next Level magazine, edition 02 issue 03, London.

2002 Nov Fire Drill Houses series, Exit magazine issue#4, London.

2002 Nov Classrooms series, Next Level magazine, edition 01 issue 02, London.

2002 Nov Metamorphosis for issue 4 of Lab magazine, issue#4, London.

2002 Mar Samphire Hoe, Wishuwereherexxx magazine, issue#4, New York.

2001 Nov Roundabouts Series, Mouth-to-Mouth, issue#2, London.

2001 Nov Samphire Hoe, Mouth-to-Mouth, issue#2, London.

2001 Apr Living it up, Mouth-to-Mouth, issue#1 London.

2000 Nov re:creation, British Journal of Photography, London.

Public Sponsorships

2003 July Arts Council, Perfect Distraction, Exhibition at Zelda Cheatle Gallery,



2011 Jul, Urban Photography Summer School, Lecturer, Goldsmiths University,


2011 Jun, City to Sea, Symposium, Goldsmiths University, London. 2011 April,

Altered Landscape, Artist Talk, Troika Editions Gallery, London.

2010 Nov, Between People and Places, Lecture, As part of Europes, Escola

Superior d’art i Disseny Serra i Abella, Barcelona.

2010 Jul Urban Photography Summer School, Goldsmiths University, London.

2010 Jun Urban Encounters: City to Sea, Symposium and Workshops in Bognor

Regis, Goldsmith University, London.

2008 Nov Masters of Photography and Urban Culture, Visiting lecturer,

Goldsmiths, London.

2008 Sep Folio Forum, Photographers’ Gallery, London.

2008 June Portfolio Viewing, Photofusion, London.

2008 May Artist talk, Photofusion Gallery, London.

2008 May Urban Encounters, Conference, guest speaker, Goldmisths, London.

2008 April Principles and Space, Tate Forum, invited artist workshop, Tate

Britain, London.

2007 Sep Portfolio reviews, Photofusion Gallery, London.

2007 May Photography Workshop ,Portfolio Presentation, Goldsmiths College,


2006 Oct AVPHD symposium, guest speaker, Birkbeck College, University of


2006 Sep No Right Turn symposium, guest speaker, London.

2006 Aug Contemporary Street Photography in Britain, Inclusion in lecture by

Paul Holiday, Tate Modern, London.

2005 Aug Urban Visions, Goldsmiths College, University of London.

2006 Mar Launch of Urban Photography Website, Goldsmiths College, University

of London.