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Out-FRONT! Fest. Presenting: Christopher Nuñez

January 15 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Christopher Unpezverde Núñez


Sunday, January 14, at 7 p.m., and Monday, January 15, at 8 p.m.

Childhood memories intertwined with intergenerational trauma. Escapism from reality to worlds of fantasy and symbolism. Parallels between the mystical and embodied experiences. YO OBSOLETE meditates on imagination as a survival mechanism. The performance navigates through altered states of consciousness, reaching deep levels of ancestral memory embodied in the form of poetry, songs, movement, installation, and story-telling.

This work contains descriptions and representations of violence, physical & mental abuse, and childhood trauma.


Christopher “Unpezverde” Núñez is a visually Impaired artist working in choreography, sound, storytelling, haptic installation and Audio Description. Núñez is a 2023 Mellon Foundation grantee, a 2023 Art In America's "New Talent", a 2023 Bessie Award nominee, a 2022 Princeton University Arts Fellow, a 2022 Jerome Hill Fellow, a 2022 Dance/USA fellow, and a 2018 Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art Fellow. His performances have been presented by The Joyce Theater, The Brooklyn Museum-The Immigrant Artist Biennale, The Kitchen, Danspace Project, Movement Research at The Judson Church, The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, among others. His work has been featured in

The New York Times, Art In America, The Brooklyn Rail, and The Dance Enthusiast. He has been an artist in residence at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), The Kitchen, Danspace Project, Abrons Arts Center, Movement Research, and Center for Performance Research. As a performer, his most recent collaborations include Dressing Up for Civil Rights by William Pope L, presented at MoMA. Núñez was invited by the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs to share his story as disabled and formally undocumented person during Immigrant Heritage Week 2020. Núñez received his American Citizenship in 2023 but continues to be an advocate for the rights of the undocumented, disabled, immigrant and indigenous people. 

SOCIAL HANDLE: @christopherunpezverde

About Pioneers Go East Collective

Pioneers Go East Collective is a radical queer laboratory collective of performing and visual artists dedicated to dance-theater and video art to empower the LGBTQ experience. An artist-driven collective, they create works of high artistic merit to build a platform to positively impact their community. Based in New York City, the collective is led by LGBTQ-identifying, BIPOC, and immigrant artists and cultural organizers Daniel Diaz, Joey Kipp, Gian Marco Riccardo Lo Forte, and Philip Treviño. The collective portrays same-gender-loving experiences, memory, and marginalization that resonate with contemporary lives. Pioneers Go East Collective combines stories of vulnerability and courage with popular culture to facilitate communal meaning and advocate for cultural integrity. Pioneers Go East Collective’s work has been widely presented and developed in New York City with partnerships and residencies at BAM, BRIC Arts Media, Judson Church, The LGBT Community Center, Center for Performance Research, Abrons Arts Center, La MaMa, JACK, Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, Chashama Gallery (Harlem), Goethe Institute gallery, Exponential Festival, St. Ann’s Warehouse, Process Space at Governors Island/LMCC, Lumberyard (Catskill, NY), Collar Works (Troy, NY), and Buddies in Bad Times in Toronto. Current collaborators include syd island, Vanessa Rappa, Symara Johnson, ALEXA Grae, Darrin Wright, Mark Tambella, Paul Simon, Jo Wiegandt, Azmi Mert Erdem, joy (Zanni productions), Lynn Ligammari, and Bryan Baira. www.pioneersgoeast.org

Out-FRONT! Fest. is supported in part with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, The New York State Council on the Arts, The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, and the Harkness Foundation for Dance.

Social Handles: @PioneersGoEast and Facebook at PioneersGoEast


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January 15
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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