Christopher “Unpezverde” Núñez – Dance/USA Artist Fellow

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Image description: Christopher leans back on his left elbow and grasps his left wrist with his right hand. He wears a full black suit, silver jewelry, and a black fedora hat. There are three columns of classical architecture behind him. He smiles shyly as he looks at the camera. Photo by Walter Wlodarczyk.

Christopher “Unpezverde” Núñez


Lenapehoking; Brooklyn, NY 

Born in Costa Rica, Christopher “Unpezverde” Núñez is a Visually Impaired choreographer, Educator, and Disability Advocate based in New York City. Núñez is a 2022-2023 Princeton University Arts Fellow, a 2018 Leslie Lohman Museum of Art Fellow, a 2021 City Artist Corps Grant recipient, and a two-time recipient of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts’ Emergency Grant in 2019 and 2021 respectively. His performances have been presented at The Brooklyn Museum for The Immigrant Artist Biennale, The Kitchen, The Joyce Theater, Danspace Project, Movement Research at The Judson Church, The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, Battery Dance Festival, Performance Mix Festival and Dixon Place, among others. His work has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, The Brooklyn Rail, and The Dance Enthusiast. He has held residencies at Brooklyn Academy of Music, Danspace Project, The Kitchen, Movement Research, Center for Performance Research, and New Dance Alliance. As a performer, his most recent collaborations include Dressing Up for Civil Rights by William Pope L, presented at The Museum of Modern Art. In 2020, Núñez was invited by the New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs to share his story as a disabled and formally undocumented choreographer during Immigrant Heritage Week 2020. Núñez received his green card in 2018, but continues to advocate for the rights of undocumented and disabled immigrants. He holds a B.F.A. in Dance from the National University of Costa Rica.

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Image description: Christopher is squatting and holding a remote control car painted pink and decorated with stickers. He wears a pink hoodie with various painted decorations and red pajamas. Behind him, several museum visitors appreciate the performance. Photo by Walter Wlodarczyk.
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