Owa Barua


Owa Barua (Paraguay) is an Edinburgh-based moving image artist whose practice expands across the fields of film, video, dance and sound.

Owa’s work searches among the mundane and the life-affirming images presented in memory, with particular interest in capturing light, shadow, and movement. He explores movement, as a primitive non-conceptual language, interlacing the human body and elements of nature.

His works have been selected and awarded at several international film festivals, and also installed at the National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne), Southbank Centre (London), Museo de Arte Contemporaneo in Santiago, The National Museum of New Zealand Te Papa, and at the University of Bath, Mediawall.

As a freelance videographer and editor, Owa has worked with companies and organisations such as The Work Room, Barrowland Ballet, East London Dance, Stratford Circus Arts Centre and Sadlers Wells.

Owa is working with his collaborator Natalia Barua making screendance films, but also, they are exploring the medium of their practice by making non-conceptual installations, fusing moving image and live performance.