Reveca Torres is an artist and founder and executive director of BACKBONES, an organization helping people with spinal cord injury and disabilities. She is codirector of ReelAbilities Film Festival Chicago and has curated touring photography and art exhibitions that showcase the work of people with disabilities and bring awareness to disability rights. Reveca received Creative Access Fellowships at Vermont Studio Center (2014) and Santa Fe Art Institute (2017).
She was selected as a fellow for Kartemquin Films Diverse Voices in Docs program (2017) and Hulu+Kartemquin Accelerator Program (2020). She received a 3Arts Residency Fellowship at the University of Illinois Chicago in 2018 and is one of 2020 3Arts Awardees and 2022 Next Level Awardee.
In 2020 Reveca was one of four fellows for International Documentary Association’s (IDA) newly launched Documentary Magazine Editorial Fellowship and was awarded the inaugural Craig Neilsen Visionary Prize for her work in art and advocacy. She uses painting, illustration, photography, film, movement, and other media as a form of expression and a tool for advocacy and social justice.