Shopping: Pineapple, Sauerkraut, Wasabi, Chickpea, a solo show by Elia Nurvista, 20 May – 8 July 2023, Šopa Gallery, Košice, Slovakia.
The projects featured in this show depart from Indonesian artist Elia Nurvista’s interest in recipes and food as cultural value. The exhibition highlights different political agendas and discrepancies between the acceptance of goods, including food products, and the rejection of humans, for example, asylum seekers/migrants. It further explores the difference between the representations of local (traditional) and global (exotic) food cultures.
Metal Peterborough, Research Residency, 2022-2023
As an outcome of my research residency, I launched a podcasts series that discuss the different layers of earth under our feet, and how they are associated with different influxes of people, plants and animals. The deeper we dig, the less familiar it gets. How these newcomers continue to shape the landscape, and how this might give us new perspectives and critical approached to understanding the temporal nature of us tending to this land?