Courtesy Elia Nurvista

Elia Nurvista lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. She obtained her BFA from Indonesia Institute of Fine-Art (2010).

Elia’s work often involves other people as collaborators and/or participants. In last two years, she has become interested in exploring food and the issues that arise as a result of cooking and eating. Sometimes the issues are about political and historical and sometimes just about memories of someone we love.

Elia participated in Koganecho AiR, Japan (2012); and presented her project “Adiboga Wonoasri, an Experimental Kitchen and Pop-up Restaurant” in Kedai Kebun Forum, Yogyakarta, IND (2013); as well as participating in Jakarta Biennale, Jakarta, IND (2013).

With support from

  • Kartika Soekarno
  • Susanna Perini (Founder of BIASA & BISA ArtSpace – Jakarta & Bali)


The Politics of Food:
Season 1


Winter 2014

Artist’s website



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