(b. Costa Rica) Christopher “Unpezverde” Núñez is a Visually Impaired Choreographer, Performance Artist, Educator, Curator and Accessibility Consultant based in New York City. His performances have been presented at The Brooklyn Museum (The Immigrant Artist Biennale), The Kitchen, Movement Research at The Judson Church, Danspace Project, The Leslie Lohman Museum for Gay and Lesbian Art, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dixon Place and Performance is Alive at Satellite Art Show (NY & Miami). He has performed internationally in countries like Peru, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica and The United States. His work has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, The Dance Enthusiast and The Archive: The Leslie Lohman Museum bi-annual journal. He has held residencies at New Dance Alliance (LiftOff, 2018), Battery Dance Studios (Space Grant, 2017-2019), The Kitchen (DAP, 2019) and is currently an Artist In Residence at Center for Performance Research (AIR, 2020), Heartshare (ArtShare AIR 2020) and Movement Research (2020 Mertz Gilmore Foundation Artist-in-Residence). Núñez has collaborated with world-renowned artists such as Nacera Belaza (France), Christophe Haleb (France) and Mark Sieczkarek (Germany). Most recently, he performed in “Dressing Up for Civil Rights” by William Pope L, presented at MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art. Núñez was also invited to share his story as a queer, disabled and formally undocumented artist duringImmigrant Heritage Week 2020 by the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. He holds a BFA in Science in Performing Arts from the National University of Costa Rica.
Christopher lives in Brooklyn, New York with his husband Branden and his disabled Cane Corso dog named Duchamp.