April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Join danilo machado and Jenni(f)fer Tamayo (JT) for a poetry reading on the occasion of Levani’s solo exhibition imago of a queer artist* at Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space.
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 Poetry Project Emerge-Surface-Be Fellow, their writing has been featured in Hyperallergic, Art in America, Poem-A-Day, Art Papers, ArtCritical, The Recluse, GenderFail, No, Dear, Long River Review, TAYO Literary Magazine, among others. They are the author of the chaplet wavy in its heat (Ghost City Press Summer Series, 2022) and the collection This is your receipt and is not a ticket for travel (Faint Line Press, 2023).
danilo is the co-founder/co-curator of the reading series Maracuyá Peach and the chapbook/broadside fundraiser Already Felt: poems in revolt & bounty, as well as co-host of the monthly reading series exquisites. danilo is the author of The Post Post Post newsletter on Substack, and has contributed writing to exhibitions including at CUE Art Foundation, Henei Onstad Kunstsenter, Miriam Gallery, Abrons Art Center/Boston Center for the Arts, Second Street Gallery, and Real Art Ways. An honors graduate of the University of Connecticut, danilo is Producer of Public Programs at the Brooklyn Museum and curator of the exhibitions Otherwise Obscured: Erasure in Body and Text (Franklin Street Works, 2019), support structures (Virtual/8th Floor Gallery, 2020), We turn (EFA Project Space, 2021), and Eligible/Illegible (co-
Jenni(f)fer Tamayo (JT) is a poet, performer and essayist whose works reimagine the narratives about and politics of undocumented figures in the contemporary U.S. In their books, performances, and digital media, the “illegal” immigrant is recast as a punk figure that queers the norms of personhood and citizenship. They are the author of the visual art & poetry collections [Red Missed Aches, Read Mistakes] selected by Cathy Park Hong for the Gatewood Prize, YOU DA ONE (Noemi Books), to kill the future in the present (Green Lantern Press) and the endurance performance series QUEERADOR@. Their most recent book, bruise/bruise/break – a journey into creative autonomy and pleasure – explores the colonial legacies of U.S. poetics, migrant futurity, the power of kinship and belonging. Their writing is widely published and has been anthologized in Best American Experimental Poetry, New Latin@ Writing, and HarperCollins. JT has received fellowships from the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, Hemispheric Institute’s EmergeNYC, CantoMundo, and the University of California Berkeley’s Arts Research Center. They have staged performances at The Brooklyn Museum, BAMPFA, Midtown Arts & Theatre Center Houston, and La Mama Theatre. They are a formerly undocumented, uninvited visitor born on Muisca territory (Bogota, Colombia) and are currently building a home/skool on Sapponi territory (Piedmont region of North Carolina).