The Poetry Project

danilo machado

danilo machado is standing outside on a cobblestone path surrounded by green plants, wearing overalls and a face mask.
© Avery Camp

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, ArtCritical, Art Papers, Long River Review, TAYO Literary Magazine, among others. 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 alongside Devyn Mañibo and Alexis Aceves Garcia. 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, 2019-2020) and support structures (Art Beyond Sight’s Art And Disability Residency/8th Floor Gallery, 2020-2021). They are working to show up with care for their communities.