Art Taaalkssss: Elia Nurvista & Caique Tizzi

Thursday 13 April 2023, 5 pm
CoCreate Week: Culinary Arts with Elia Nurvista (ID) & Caique Tizzi (BR)

On site
Auditorium D 1.04, Tower Building, HGK Basel FHNW
Online  → Livestream

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Parallel to Art Taaalkssss the bar at MESSY KIOSK @CIVIC is open from 5 – 9 pm

Elia Nurvista, Sucker Zucker, 2018

On the occasion of the CoCreate Week, with a program dedicated to the values of food, Art Taaalkssss gathers two experts whose interdisciplinary practice looks at the ritual aspects involved in cooking and eating, while focusing on food as the locus of socio-political transformations. 
Elia Nurvista (born in Yogyakarta, where she lives and works; currently based in Nantes) explores a wide range of art mediums with an interdisciplinary approach to scrutinize power, social, and economic inequalities. In 2015, together with colleagues from interdisciplinary backgrounds, she initiated Bakudapan, a food study group dedicated to research on food in specific cultural contexts. She is also part of Struggles for Sovereignty, a collective platform focusing on the intersections of social and ecological justice based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.  
Elia Nurvista’s work was included in several exhibitions including Sharjah Biennial 15 (2023); Dhaka Art Summit (2020); Karachi Biennale (2019) and The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art at QAGOMA, Brisbane (2018), among others. She was nominated for the Visible award (2017) for socially-engaged practices and granted scholarship for a post-academic program at Jan Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht (2021 – 2022), as well as a residency program at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2018 – 2019).  
Caique Tizzi (born in Sao Paulo, lives and works in Berlin) is an artist, cook and event organizer. The focus of his practice revolves around an artistic approach to food, in which the kitchen becomes part studio, part laboratory. His culinary events aim to create a ritual around the table, giving an aura of theatricality to the ordinary, mundane act of eating together. Using food as his primary medium, Tizzi is particularly interested in narration when conceiving a dinner, and how inclusivity can be explored when it comes to flavor. 
In 2011, Caique Tizzi co-founded Agora Collective in Berlin and developed its artistic and food platforms until 2019. Since 2017, he has been organizing Babes Bar together with Adam Fearon. He has collaborated and contributed with organizations like the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Abu Dhabi Art; Berlinische Galerie; Brücke-Museum, Berlin; Gropius Bau, Berlin; Medialab Prado, Madrid; and Berlin Art Week, amongst others. His work was recently featured in The Kitchen Studio: Culinary Creations by Artists published by Phaidon Press in 2021.