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ABOUT
Christopher Unpezverde Núñez is a New York-based artist and choreographer with a BFA in Science in Performing Arts from the National University of Costa Rica.
A queer immigrant who is partially blind, Núñez turns his personal experiences into political performances.

SELECTED PERFORMANCES
Unpezverde performance at The Kitchen, Dance and Process (DAP), 2019
Unpezverde performance at Danspace Project, The Draftwork Series, 2019
Unpezverde performance at Satellite Art Show, Miami Art Week, Miami FL, 2018
Unpezverde performance at Dixon Place, Crossing Boundaries, NY, 2018
Unpezverde performance at The Wild Project, International Human Rights Art Festival, NY, 2018
Unpezverde performance at Battery Dance Festival, NY, 2018
Unpezverde performance at Performance Mix Festival 32, NY, 2018
Unpezverde performance at Movement Research at The Judson Church, Spring Season, NY, 2018
Unpezverde performance at Movement Research’s Open Performance, Eden’s Expressway, NY, 2018
Unpezverde performance at The Leslie Lohman Museum for Gay and Lesbian Art, Queer Comfort: The Secret Room, NY, 2018
Unpezverde performance at Greenspace, Take Root Series, NY, 2018
Unpezverde performance at Queerly Contemporary Festival , NY, 2018
Unpezverde performance at INSITU Site-Specific Dance Festival, NY, 2018
Unpezverde performance at 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