Lowave Collection

Lowave's film and video collection has been built between 2002 and 2014 and features over 250 video artists and filmmakers from around the world. The label has contributed to an important number of international exhibitions, biennials, film and video festivals, as well as academic programmes. As Lowave's activities evolve, we have stopped our film distribution and our catalogue serves now as an archive that documents over a decade of film and video art history. A selection of our DVDs is on sale at Re:Voir in Paris.

Ayisha Abraham

*1963, London, UK. Lives and works in Bangalore, India.

Ayisha Abraham received her BFA in Painting at the MS University, Baroda, India, in 1987. In 1991 she participated in the Whitney Independent Study Program, New York City. In 1995 she completed her MFA at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She has had several solo exhibitions in New York and India, as well as being exhibited in numerous group shows. In September 2005 her film Straight 8 was screened at the Srishti exhibition at Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria. In 2005 she was an invited artist at the Khoj residency in Mumbai. Her short film One Way, was screened at the Directors Fortnight at Cannes, May 2007. She is a member of a Bangalore artists collective, BAR1 and works as a visual arts consultant at the Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore.

Straight 8 Abraham 


Helene Agofroy

*1953. Lives and works in Paris, France. 

[In preparation...]

AGOFROY Arrangements


Gorka Aguado

*1966, Spain. Lives and works in Spain.

Gorka discovered his love of film after having finished his studies at the Centro de Imagen y Nuevas Tecnologías. Frustrated by the difficult conditions of film production at the time, he interrupted his career as film-maker in order to learn the techniques behind programming moving fractals. Once the costs of computer technology had started to fall, Gorka came back to the film scene to take on digital video instead of betacam. In his backroom converted studio he focused on developing his own style of film-making. For Gorka, artistic expression includes technical mastery. With Push, he mechanically choreographs buttons and switches in sync with their use in daily life.

Aguado Push


Usama Alshaibi

*1969, Baghdad, Irak. Lives and works in Chicago, USA.

Usama Alshaibi has produced and directed numerous short films, feature length films (Muhammad and Jane) and music videos for a variety of musicians, including Bobby Conn. Usama Alshaibi is the the founder and director of the Chicago based Z Film Festival and has participated in many conferences and workshops. In 2005 he has completed a documentary on his homeland and its current situation: Nice Bombs.

Allahu akbar 1


Pablo Altes

*1974, Levallois, France. Lives and works in Vernon, France.

TV artist & Film Director, Pablo Altés developed his passion for photography after a year of studying at the Louvre and went on to study jazz at CIM. He later founded Saul Brass, a rock band based in Andalusia.

In the 1990s he benefits from the internet bubble by managing multimedia projects and spends some time Brighton, UK.

After several years, he finally breaks free and liberates his creative energy by working for himself. Through subtle changes, he aims to reveal the beauty of creativity and spirituality derived from daily gestures.

ALTES Street Crossing 1


Basma Alsharif

*1984, Kuwait City, Kuwait. Lives and works in Beirut, Lebanon.

Basma Alsharif was educated in the US, earning BFA & MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Art & Design and was a guest student at the Malmö Art Academy, Lund University Sweden in 2004.

Basma is a visual artists based in Beirut, Lebanon working with photography, film/video, sound, text and language. Her films stem from an exploration of how we comprehend visual communication at the most instinctual level. Using language as a response to the image, a discrepancy between what is being said and what is being seen wavers in-and-out of dissonance and harmony. At the core is a desire to reveal the unreliability of facts & history by breaking down representational mechanisms and manipulating how they visually communicate. Using fantasy, or the fantastical, as a method for distancing the viewer from politics, her films appeal to the viewer’s subjective desire for harmony in sound, image, and narrative.

Basma has been screened and exhibited at: Rencontres Internationales PARIS/BERLIN/MADRID, the Chicago Underground Film Festival: Gene Siskel Film Center, the 31st Festival International Cinéma Méditerranéen Montpellier, the 9th edition of DocuDays: Beirut International Documentary Festival, Homeland: Exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Centre of Southern Australia, the 9th edition of the Sharjah Biennial awarded 2nd Jury Prize, the Ann Harbor Palestine Film Festival, Palestine Film Week Al-Balad Theater Amman, Chicago Palestine Film Festival Gene Siskel Film Center, The Jerusalem Show in 2008, Images du Moyent-Orient Musee Jeu Du Paume Paris, Cinema East Film Festival ARTEAST IFC theater NYC, and Gallery Peep, Sweden.

Measuring Distance