Teresa Silva is a writer, curator, and the Director of Exhibitions & Residencies with the Chicago Artists Coalition. She oversees BOLT Residency, HATCH Projects, and MAKER Grant. Silva has served as a juror for Ox-Bow Artists' Residency, Luminarts Cultural Foundation, and THE SUB-MISSION in Chicago. She has presented numerous exhibitions in Chicago and Minneapolis and has written essays for many artist, cultural, and exhibition publications. In 2015, Silva was a Curatorial Fellow with Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival.