Editing. Writing. Panels and in-conversations. Workshops. Dance and performance. Project management. Arts and cultural coordination.
My name is Adolfo Aranjuez and I’m from Melbourne, Australia. I’m perhaps best known as the editor of Metro, Australia’s oldest film and media periodical—a position I’ve held since 2013. From 2017 to 2019, I was the editor-in-chief of sexuality and gender magazine Archer as well.
On top of editing, I write essays and poetry, and appear at festivals and arts events, tackling topics such as pop culture, screen culture and politics; race, queer and mental-health issues; arts criticism; and the creative industries. I’m also a dancer (urban and lyrical, mostly)—my practice centres on queering and ‘collisions’ of word and movement.
I’m currently on the strategic advisory group for UNESCO Melbourne City of Literature and a judge/assessor for several arts/screen initiatives. I was a mentor for the 2018 Melbourne International Film Festival Critics Campus and a participant in the 2017–2018 intake of the Midsumma Futures development program. In 2015, the Melbourne Writers Festival named me one of the city’s 30 Under 30.
If you’d like to connect with me online, find me on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. To contact me directly, head here.