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, Poem-A-Day, The Recluse, ArtCritical, Art Papers, GenderFail, 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. danilo is Producer of Public Programs at the Brooklyn Museum, and the curator of the exhibitions Otherwise Obscured: Erasure in Body and Text (Franklin Street Works), support structures (8th Floor Gallery/Virtual), and We turn (EFA Project Space). They are working to show up with care for their communities.