Elia Nurvista (b. 1983 Jogjakarta, Indonesia) uses different media to focus on issues and discourses around food and eating. Her interdisciplinary and community-based approach is based on the idea that food and eating are intrinsically linked to more abstract levels of politics, society and culture. She founded an interdisciplinary study group called Bakudapan which investigates the meaning of food in socio-political, economic and cultural contexts on a local and global scale.
Elia is one of the participating artists of the exhibition On the Nature of Botanical Gardens (2020), curated by Sadiah Boonstra at Framer Framed, Amsterdam.