Performance

ABOUT

(b. Costa Rica) Christopher “Unpezverde” Núñez is a Visually Impaired artist working in choreography, performance art, photography and installation based in NYC. Núñez works at the intersections of Disability Arts, Cultural Identity, Gender Politics and Activism. In addition and over the course of his career, he has collaborated with artists such as William Pope L, Nacera Belaza, Arantxa Araujo, Butch Merigoni, Christopher Haleb, Mark Sieczkarek, Elia Arce and La Pocha Nostra.

SELECTED PERFORMANCES

  • The Immigrant Artist Biennial
    • Brooklyn Museum, NY, 2020
  • Movement Research Fall 2019 Festival: ComeUnion
    • Danspace Project, NY, 2019
  • Performance is Alive-Satellite Art Show
    • Pfizer Building, Brooklyn, NY, 2019
  • Crossing Boundaries,
    • Dixon Place, NY, 2019
  • Dance and Process (DAP),
    • The Kitchen, NY, 2019
  • The Draftwork Series,
    • Danspace Project, NY, 2019
  • Performance is Alive-Satellite Art Show
    • Miami Art Week, Miami FL, 2018
  • Crossing Boundaries,
    • Dixon Place, NY, 2018
  • International Human Rights Art Festival,
    • The Wild Project, NY, 2018
  • Battery Dance Festival,
    • New York, NY, 2018
  • Performance Mix Festival 32,
    • University Settlement NY, 2018
  • Movement Research at The Judson Church,
    • Judson Memorial Church, NY, 2018
  • Movement Research’s Open Performance
    • Eden’s Expressway, NY, 2018
  • Queer Comfort
    • The Leslie Lohman Project Space, NY, 2018
  • Take Root Series
    • Greenspace, NY, 2018
  • Queerly Contemporary Festival 
    • New York City Center Studios, NY, 2018
  • INSITU Site-Specific Dance Festival
    • Long Island City, NY, 2018
  • INSITU Site-Specific Dance Festival
    • Long Island City, NY, 2018

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 

  • Center for Performance Research AIR
    • CPR, NY, 2020
  • DAP (Dance And Process) 
    • The Kitchen, NY, 2019
  • Battery Dance Space Grant
    • Battery Dance Studios, NY, 2017-2019
  • LiftOff 
    • New Dance Alliance, NY, 2018
  • Mare Nostrum Elements: Emerging Choreographer Series
    • LaGuardia Performing Arts Center/SpaceWorks, NY, 2018

GRANTS/FELLOWSHIPS/AWARDS

  •  Emergency Grant
    • Foundation for Contemporary Arts, NY, 2019
  • Leslie Lohman Museum for Gay and Lesbian Art Fellowship
    • Leslie Lohman Museum for Gay and Lesbian Art, NY, 2018/2019
  • Immigrant Artist Program Alumni
    • New York Foundation for the Arts, 2018
  • Best Performer Award
    • National Theater, Costa Rica, 2012

COLLABORATIONS (Selected works as performer)

  • La Procession by Nacera Belaza
    • Danspace Project, PLatform 2020: Utterances From The Chorus, NY, 2020
  • Dressing Up For Civil Rights by William Pope L
    • member: Pope L, 1978-2001, MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art, NY, 2020
  • Cuerpos de Luz by Arantxa Araujo
    • Grace Exhibition Space/LuminXspace, NY, 2019
  • All of it by Butch Merigoni
    • Anarchist Festival, Judson Memorial Church, NY, 2018
  • Final Performance by La Pocha Nostra
    • Heredia, Costa Rica, 2014
  • Río  Pirro by Elia Arce
    • Universidad Nacional, Costa Rica, 2012
  • Silencio by Mark Sieczkarek
    • Universidad Nacional, Costa Rica, 2012
  • Evelyn House of Shame by Christophe Haleb
    • Festival Internacional de las Artes, Costa Rica, 2011

EDUCATION

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

REFERENCES

  • Moriah Evans
    • Editor in Chief, Performance Journal
      • (e) moriah.evans@gmail.com, (1) + 614-499-1627
  • Quinn Dukes
    • Founder, Performance Is Alive. Project Manager, Grace Exhibition Space. Associate Director of Admissions, School of Visual Arts
      • quinn@performanceisalive.com, (1) + 347-219-8956
  • Jonathan Hollander
    • Artistic Director/Founder, Battery Dance Company
      • (e) jonathan@batterydance.org, (1)+646-327-5208