Ralph Ziman

Ralph Ziman was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1963. Ralph has directed over 400 videos for artists as diverse as Ozzy Osbourne, Toni Braxton, Rod Stewart, Michael Jackson, Shania Twain and Rick James. His work in film includes five features as a writer / director / producer including Hearts and Minds, the first independent South African feature film to be completed after apartheid, which premiered at the Berlin and Montreal International Film Festivals, and Jerusalem (Gangster’s Paradise in the US & UK), released to critical and box office acclaim and South Africa’s official entry to the 2008 Academy Awards Foreign Language section. Ralph’s first solo show, Ghosts, was at the C.A.V.E. Gallery in Venice, California in 2014. It was followed by solo shows in Cape Town, London and Tucson, Arizona. Ralph’s work has also shown in numerous group shows and museums and featured by CNN, The BBC, Huffington Post, The Guardian and Juxtapoz. His public art includes several murals in Venice, Cape Town, Johannesburg, London and Los Angeles. Ralph lives and works in Venice, California.