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ABOUT

Christopher Unpezverde Núñez is Visually Impaired Choreographer, Performance Artist, Curator and Arts Educator based in NYC. He is also queer and immigrant. Núñez turns his personal experiences into political performances. His creative process generates spaces for social transformation and inclusion that redefine the role of dance in underrepresented communities and meditates on the conditions that invisibilize them.

SELECTED PERFORMANCES

-Danspace Project, Movement Research Fall 2019 Festival: ComeUnion, NY, 2019
-Dixon Place, Crossing Boundaries, NY, 2019
-The Kitchen, Dance and Process (DAP), 2019
-Danspace Project, The Draftwork Series, 2019
-Satellite Art Show, Miami Art Week, Miami FL, 2018
-Dixon Place, Crossing Boundaries, NY, 2018
-The Wild Project, International Human Rights Art Festival, NY, 2018
-Battery Dance Festival, NY, 2018
-Performance Mix Festival 32, NY, 2018
-Movement Research at The Judson Church, NY, 2018
-Movement Research’s Open Performance, Eden’s Expressway, NY, 2018
-The Leslie Lohman Project Space, NY, 2018
-Greenspace, Take Root Series, NY, 2018
-Queerly Contemporary Festival , NY, 2018
-INSITU Site-Specific Dance Festival, NY, 2018
-INSITU Site-Specific Dance Festival, NY, 2017

Commissions (Selected works)

-A garden in the shape of dreams. Un jardín en forma de sueños
Commission by The Kitchen, NY, 2019
-Thinking of knowing 
Commission by Battery Dance Festival, NY, 2018
-What a wonderful time
Commission by Mare Nostrum Elements, NY, 2018
-The sun set twice on the same day
Commission by INSITU Site-Specific Dance Festival, NY, 2017

RESIDENCIES, GRANTS, AWARDS

-The Kitchen, DAP (Dance And Process) Residency, NY, 2019
-Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, 2019
-Leslie Lohman Museum for Gay and Lesbian Art Fellowship, 2018/2019
-LiftOff Residency, New Dance Alliance, NY, 2018
-New York Foundation for the Arts, Immigrant Artist Program Alumni, 2018
-Emerging Choreographer Series, Mare Nostrum Elements Residency, NY, 2018
-Battery Dance Space Grant Recipient, NY, 2017-2018
-Moving Borders Scholarship, Mexico, 2014
-Best Performer Award, National Theater, Costa Rica, 2012

CULTURAL ACTIVISM

-Adviser, Selection committee, Queerly Contemporary Festival, 2019
-Adviser, Selection committee, Dance/NYC, Disability. Dance. Artistry, Residency Program, 2019
-Advisory Panel, Performance Mix Festival, 2018
-Organizer/Facilitator, Movement Research Studies Project, Immigrants for immigrants: Taste of home, 2018.
-Selection committee, Movement Research at The Judson Church, Fall 2018.
-Core Member, Movement Research, Artist of Color Council, 2018

EDUCATION

-BFA in Science in Performing Arts, National University, Costa Rica, 2005