Elia Nurvista

Born December 6, 1974, Majalaya, Bandung, Indonesia
Lives and works in Bandung, Indonesia

2005 – 2006
Meisterschüler in Fine Art, Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
2002 – 2005
Diploma in Fine Art, Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
1993 -1997
Bachelor in Fine Art, Faculty of Art & Design, Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), Bandung, Indonesia

“Look // After”, Orbital Dago, Bandung, Indonesia
“Look // After”, (Solo Showcase) Residency, Presentation & Showcase, HBK-Braunschweig & Letter Presse, Germany
“ART• BALI 2019: Speculative Memories (Ingatan-Ingatan Spekulatif)”, AB • BC Building, Bali Collection, ITDC Nusa Dua, Badung, Bali, Indonesia
“70th Seni Rupa Indonesia”, Aula Barat, Bandung Institute of Technology, Bandung, Indonesia
“Pameran Poster Riset SDM DIKTI”, Soemardja Gallery, Bandung, Indonesia
“Resemblance of the Real”, Art1 New Museum, South Jakarta, Indonesia
“Tapak Jejak Langkah Jelajah”, Soemardja Gallery, Bandung, Indonesia
“ART-UNLTD”, Gedung Gas Negara, Bandung, Indonesia
“AUPE Photography Exhibition”, Eoullim, Nuri Gallery, South Korea
“Je Moet Ons Geloven”, Seni Bandung #01, Roppih Art Space, Bandung, Indonesia
“I am too Untranslatable”, Ruci Art Space, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Photo Speaks”, The 9th International Festival for Photography & Video, Cheonan, Republic of Korea
“Identity Crisis”, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, New York State, U.S.A

Art Gallery Varna, Bulgaria
HBK Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
ProjektRaum, Berlin, Germany
Tama Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Cabinet des Estampes of Art & History Museum, Geneva, Switzerland
Kerstan Hall, Celle, Germany

Juror Candidate Award, Tama Tokyo Print Triennial, Tama Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
Silver Prize, Polaroid Transfer Photography Competition, Hanover, Germany
DAAD Scholarship, Fine Art – Prints, Photography & Media, HBK Braunschweig, Germany
1st Prize, Illustration & Cartoon Festival, Bandung, Indonesia
"When capitalization of cultural inheritance has a purpose for political economy context, the idea of ownership toward Intangible Cultural Heritage become complex. Nurvista was interested to explore how this issue have an ambivalent character between the acceptance of goods and rejection of human, for example seeker asylum/migrant and between local and global representation in food culture as well.

The video works “Safeguarding the Curry Burger” is the development she did to present where an intangible cultural heritage inside a recipe of an imaginary traditional food is discussed. The video starts with a discussion about the genealogy of "Curry Burger," and then the nationality of the dish is determined. Since the burger and curry are common recipes around the world, it inevitably leads to a chaotic debate. And the core idea of the project is to intensify this confusion."
Safeguarding the Curry Burger
29:47 mins | Single channel video | 2018