Fern Silva is an artist who primarily works in 16mm. His films consider methods of narrative, ethnographic, and documentary filmmaking as the starting point for structural experimentation. He has created a body of film, video, and projection work that has been screened and performed at various festivals, galleries, museums and cinematheques including the Toronto, Berlin, Locarno, Rotterdam, New York, London, and Hong Kong international film festivals, Anthology Film Archives, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, New Museum, MOMA P.S.1, and Cinema du Reel at the Centre Georges Pompidou. He has organized and curated screenings at venues including the Nightingale Cinema, Gallery 400, and DINCA Vision Quest in Chicago. His work has been featured in publications including Film Comment, Cinema Scope, Filmmaker Magazine, and Senses of Cinema. He studied art and cinema at the Massachusetts College of Art and Bard College. He is visiting Faculty at Bennington College. At MacDowell, he worked on his full-length film that was also supported by the Jerome Foundation and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies. His film was expected to premiere in 2019.