Ayos Purwoaji is a writer and curator working at the intersection of history, architecture and fine arts. Since 2015, he has worked on a number of exhibitions and curatorial projects, among others, Almost There (2017) at Vargas Museum, Manila; Lecture on Cities (2017) at Bozar Center for Fine Arts, Brussels; Némor / Southeast Monsoon (2019) at Cemeti Institute for Art and Society, Yogyakarta; and Segar Bugar (2019) at the Bank Indonesia Museum, Jakarta. Part of them represents his special interest in the practice of vernacular archiving and collective memory. Together with several friends, he founded the Surabaya Contemporary Heritage Council (SCHC), a multidisciplinary group that explores critical discourses on cultural heritage, especially in Southeast Asia. Now he teaches cultural studies at Ciputra University, Surabaya.
Elia Nurvista is an interdisciplinary artist who is interested in exploring various art media with an interdisciplinary approach and focus on food discourse. Apart from the food medium itself, Elia is also active in working with installations, videos, performances, and other performative forms. In 2015 she initiated Bakudapan, a food study group with colleagues from different disciplines. Bakudapan runs with the principle of complementarity and camaraderie between the members. With Bakudapan she has conducted research on food within the socio-political and cultural context. She has curated ADAM LAB at TPAC (Taipei Performing Arts Center) with Transient Collective (2020), Struggle for Sovereignty platform (2020/2021) and participated several exhibition including Dhaka Art Summit in Dhaka (2020), Karachi Biennale in Karachi (2019) and The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, at QAGOMA, Brisbane (2018) among others.