Danilo Deluxo (he/him)
Danilo Deluxo McCallum is an award-winning Toronto Multidisciplinary Artist, Graphic Designer,Muralist and Cultural Curator. His creative practice explores the multiplicities of Black identitythrough the lens of Afrofuturism.
In 2020 Danilo Deluxo was honoured by the City to create the artwork for the monumental newToronto Sign at City Hall (Nathan Philips Square). The project titled “Patterns of the People”, is in celebration of theUnited Nations' International Decade of People of African Descent (IDPAD) and represented the diversityand brilliance of Black people of Toronto, and across Canada.
Deluxo has been committed to creative collaboration with art organizations, artists andcommunities for over 15 years. He is a member of the Collective XYZ, who produce Public Artworks, murals and large-scale art projects across Toronto and internationally.
In 2013 Danilo Deluxo created and curated Black Future Month, the annual Afrofuturism Exhibitions. The exhibitions ran from 2013 to 2017 and generated international recognition, while building bridges across the Black Arts and Afrofuturist community. He is a creative collaborator with The Black Speculative Art Movement (BSAM Canada).
Presently in a 2-year Fellowship with Wildseed Centre for Arts and Activism, and isdeveloping new body of work. For 2021 to 2022 Deluxo is one of the hub Curators forArtworxTO - Toronto’s Year of Public Art.