RAVE: Luiza Osorio G. da Silva
“‘That he may behold’: Constructing Presence through Sight in Ancient Egyptian Art”
Luiza Osorio G. da Silva, PhD Student, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Respondent: Roko Rumora, PhD Student, Art History
Luiza Osorio G. da Silva is a PhD student in Egyptian Archaeology at the University of Chicago. She received her BA in Egyptology and Archaeology from Brown University, and her MA from the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. Luiza has worked on archaeological projects in Italy, Peru, and Brazil, and she currently excavates with the Petra Terraces Archaeological Project in Jordan. She has also worked with the Giza Project at Harvard University, the National Museum of Brazil, the RISD Museum, and the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology. At the University of Chicago, Luiza serves as the Editorial Assistant for the Journal of Near Eastern Studies and as a Public Programs Volunteer in the Oriental Institute. She recently received the Archaeological Institute of America's Elizabeth Bartman Museum Internship award for upcoming work at the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as a Graduate Global Impact (GGI) Internship award from UChicagoGRAD for upcoming work at the British Museum.
Roko Rumora is a PhD student in Art History at the University of Chicago. He studies Roman sculpture, focusing on the ways Romans displayed statues in their everyday surroundings, and the interactions between those practices and the use of statuesque imagery in Roman wall painting. Roko graduated from Columbia University and spent a year studying Classical Archaeology and Ancient History at Oxford. Most recently, he was recently a curatorial intern in the Ancient Art department of the Art Institute of Chicago, having worked previously at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum.
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