In a post somatic perspective, and caring about bodies that do not conceive, perform or imagine themselves as they are medically described, Machado works with mutating bodies that dance not from the bodies they have but from the extra material psychedelic bodies they imagine and claim for themselves.
Born in Porto in 1987. Based in Stockholm since 2012.
Finished the MA Choreography DOCH (Stockholm) directed by Jefta Van Dinther and Frederic Gies and the Independent Studies Program at Maumaus – Visual Arts (Lisbon) dircetd by Jurgen Bock;
His work was part of Moderna Museet's quadriennial Moderna¬utställning¬en 2018
Received the Life Long Burning/CullbergBallet co-production for Black Cats Can See In The Dark But Are Not Seen that was performed within the [8:tension] series at ImPulsTanz 2014.
From his education underlines the contact with Olga Mesa, Francisco Camacho, Vera Mantero, Jennifer Lacey, Robert Stein, Janez Jansa, Paz Rojo, Lito Walkey, Norberto Llopis Segarra, Sandra Noeth, Jefta Van Dinther, Frederic Gies, Alice Chauchat, and Juan Dominguez.
Machado was part of research residencies like Encontros Rumo mediated by Vera Mantero, Mugatxoan directed by Blanca Calvo and Ion Monduate and AWaRE at Festival Alkantara 2014 mediated by Sofia Dias and Vitor Roriz.
Machado danced with Rachel Tess, DD Dorvillier, Michael Kliën, among others and at the Trisha Brown's "Early Works" restaging at Serralves Museum in Porto.
His works were performed in Austria, Croatia, Uruguay, France, Sweden, Germany, England, Argentina, Chile, Brazil and Portugal in contexts as ImpulsTanz, WELD, Moderna Museet, Röda Sten Konsthall, Skogen, Wånas Konst, Skissernas Museum, Dance 4, FIDCU, NAVE, Festival Arqueologias Del Futuro, ZDB/Negócio, METAL, Chisenhale, Colchester Arts Centre, Rivoli, CCB, Festival DDD, AGORA, among many others.
Associated Artist of Weld in Stockholm.