Reveca Torres

  • Media Arts/Emerging Practices
  • Prospect Heights, IL

Reveca Torres is an artist, filmmaker and disability advocate. She was a Kartemquin Films Diverse Voices in Docs fellow (2017) and selected for Kartemquin + Hulu Accelerator program in 2020. In 2020 Reveca was one of four fellows for International Documentary Association’s (IDA) Documentary Magazine Editorial Fellowship and was awarded the inaugural Craig Neilsen Visionary Prize for her work in art and advocacy. Reveca was a 3Arts fellow in 2018, a 3Arts awardee in 2020, and a 3Arts Next Level recipient in 2022. She is the founder and Executive Director of BACKBONES, an organization helping people with spinal cord injury and disabilities and co-director of ReelAbilities Film Festival Chicago. Reveca has curated touring photography and art exhibitions that showcase the work of people with disabilities and bring awareness to disability rights. She uses painting, illustration, photography, film, movement, and other media as a form of expression and a tool for advocacy and social justice.