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 current Emerge-Surface-Be Fellow at the Poetry Project, their writing has been featured in Hyperallergic, Brooklyn Rail, ArtCritical, Art Papers, GenderFail, 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) and support structures, which features the 2019-20 cohort of Art Beyond Sight’s Art and Disability Residency.

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 exhibitions exhibtions at CUE Art Foundation (even there, there are stars), No Longer Empty, and most recently Abrons Art Center/Boston Center for the Arts (A Language for Intimacy, virtual exhibition). danilo has performed his work at the Brooklyn Museum, Jenkins Johnson Projects, 61 Local, Starr Bar, Books are Magic, Mil Mundos, and other venues. 

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

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