Thanks for dropping by!
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, and the editor-in-chief of Archer, the world’s most inclusive sexuality and gender magazine.
In addition to my editing roles, I write nonfiction and poetry, and appear at festivals and arts events to speak about race, queer and mental-health issues, criticism and publishing, and various other topics. I’m also a dancer—I work primarily in the genres of hip-hop/urban and lyrical, and my practice centres on queering and ‘collisions’ of word and movement.
This year, I’m proud to be one of the mentors for the Melbourne International Film Festival’s Critics Campus. I was also an Australian delegate to the Thailand government’s just-concluded LGBT+ Travel Symposium, as well as a participant in the inaugural (2017–2018) intake of Midsumma Futures, a nine-month development program for queer artists/performers. In 2015, the Melbourne Writers Festival named me one of the city’s 30 Under 30.
If you’d like to be updated on the latest goings-on in my life (professional or otherwise), or to enjoy my rants about politics or grammar, follow me on Twitter. If you’d like to watch my dance videos or read my #ratetheramen reviews, check out my Instagram. If you’re interested in being an industry contact, find me on LinkedIn. And to contact me directly, head here.