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Thanks for dropping by! My name is Adolfo Aranjuez and I’m from Melbourne, Australia. I’m currently the publications and content coordinator at the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF); before that, I was the editor of film and media magazine Metro (2013–2020) and the editor-in-chief of sexuality and gender magazine Archer (2017–2019).
Besides overseeing publications, 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, though my practice includes ‘collisions’ of word and movement—and a judge/assessor for several arts initiatives, grants and awards.
Since 2019, I have been on the strategic advisory group for UNESCO Melbourne City of Literature. I was a mentor for the 2018 MIFF 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.