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Rachel Silveri

University of Florida
Assistant Professor
Gainesville, FL
Rachel Silveri is an Assistant Professor in the School of Art + Art History at the University of Florida. Her talk for the SURREALISMS conference comes from her current book manuscript, "The Art of Living in the Historical Avant-Garde: Artistic Self-Making in Interwar Paris," which reexamines the avant-garde ambition to unify art and everyday life through a set of experimental life practices established by artists across Dada, Simultanism, and Surrealism. Before her position at the University of Florida, she taught at Columbia University and also served as a Museum Research Consortium Fellow at The Museum of Modern Art, where she worked on a retrospective of the artist Francis Picabia. She regularly teaches a course entitled "Global Surrealisms" and is chairing a panel session, "Rethinking Ethnographic Surrealism," for the upcoming College Art Association Annual Conference in 2019.