(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, Performance is Alive, Performance Mix Festival and Battery Dance Festival, among others. His work has been featured in 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, Battery Dance Studios, The Kitchen, Center for Performance Research, Heartshare, and Movement Research (2020-2021 Mertz Gilmore Foundation Artist-in-Residence). Most recently, he performed in “Dressing Up for Civil Rights” by William Pope L, presented at MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art and was invited by the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs to share his story during Immigrant Heritage Week 2020 as a queer, disabled artist who lived undocumented in the US for four years before obtaining his green card in 2018. He holds a BFA in Science in Performing Arts from the National University of Costa Rica.
A Garden in the Shape of Dreams
Christopher “Unpezverde” Núñez’s latest performance is a playful, imaginary world inspired by a queer-disabled child who survived years of physical and sexual abuse.
Thank you thank you and thank you to everyone who made this residency (Black Artist Space to Create) possible. These past two weeks have been a blessing! Not only have I been able to deepen my own personal/artistic practices, I was given the space to connect with people that I love! I was given space to reflect on love, and to prepare for what this next year (2021) will bring! Shout out to New Dance Alliance, Modern Accord Depot and Angie Pittman for the time, the space, and opportunity! I am forever grateful! It felt like a good meal, with dessert!
– Johnnie Cruise Mercer
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