Elia Nurvista employs a wide range of artistic media and an interdisciplinary approach in her focus on the discourse about food. Through food, she scrutinizes hegemonic power regimes and uncovers social and economic inequalities in this world. In workshops, study groups, and publications or site-specific interventions, performances, videos, and art installations, she investigates the social implications of the food system, while critically addressing issues such as ecology, gender, class, and geopolitics.
In 2015, she initiated the food study group Bakudapan with colleagues from different disciplines. Bakudapan runs on the principle of complementarity and camaraderie between its members. With Bakudapan, she has conducted cross-reference research on food within various socio-political and cultural contexts. Nurvista is also part of Struggles for Sovereignty: Land, Water, Farming, Food – a solidarity platform that aims to build up lasting solidarity between groups in Indonesia and abroad who are engaged in struggles for the right to self-determination over the basic resources that our individual and collective bodies need.
Elia Nurvista was recommended by Asunción Molinos Gordo.