Born in Medellín, Colombia, danilo machado is a poet, curator, and critic living on occupied land interested in language’s potential for revealing tenderness, erasure, and relationships to power.

A 2020-2021 Emerge-Surface-Be Fellow at the Poetry Project, their writing has been featured in Hyperallergic, Brooklyn Rail, ArtCritical, Art Papers, Poem-A-Day, The RecluseGenderFail, Long River Review, TAYO Literary Magazine, among others.

An honors graduate of the University of Connecticut, danilo is currently Curatorial Assistant at Socrates Sculpture Park and Producer of Public Programs at the Brooklyn Museum. danilo is the curator of the exhibitions Otherwise Obscured: Erasure in Body and Text (Franklin Street Works, Stamford, CT), support structures features the 2019-20 cohort of Art Beyond Sight’s Art and Disability Residency, and We turn (EFA Project Space, 2021).

danilo is the co-founder and co-curator of the reading series Maracuyá Peach and the chapbook/broadside fundraiser Already Felt: poems in revolt & bounty.
danilo is the author The Post Post Post newsletter, and has contributed writing to exhibtions at CUE Art Foundation (Even there, there are stars), Abrons Art Center/Boston Center for the Arts (A Language for Intimacy), Reel Art Ways (Kevin Quilles Bonilla: As the palm is bent, the boy is inclined), and No Longer Empty. As DJ Queer Shoulders, danilo has DJ’d as a part of programs and fundraisers with The Shed, CultureHub, Connecticut UndocuFund, and Connecticut Students for a Dream.

They are working to show up with care for their communities. 

More at @queershouders.