Jonathan González is a Dominican-American artist, scholar, and cultural organizer practicing at the intersections of performance. Their work examines Black citational practices, as well as political economies of embodiment, migration and dance.
González’s works include ZERO – nominated for a New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award for Outstanding Production – Lucifer Landing I & II, (r-black)2 + z2-LIFE = 1STILL, The Smallest Unit is Eachother and New Natives. Their work has been presented by Danspace Project, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Park Avenue Armory, MoMA, MoMA PS1, Center for Afrofuturist Studies, homeschool:PDX, Academy of Arts Berlin, Little Island, BRIC, among others.
Their writings have been published by Contact Quarterly, Cultured Magazine, deem journal, region(es), Angela’S Pule, Movement Research. Awards include New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” nominee for Breakout Choreographer, Art Matters Foundation, Foundation for the Contemporary Arts, Jerome Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography, Loghaven Artist Residency, Shandaken Project, Wave Hill Media Fellowship, BRIC.
They have been a performer in the works of Tania Bruguera, WU Tsang, Ligia Lewis, Alex
Baczyinski-Jenkins, Isabel Lewis, Cynthia Oliver, Marjani Forte-Saunders, Grisha Coleman, Daniel Alexander Jones, Amanda Williams, Kelly Nipper, and Ni’Ja Whitson.
Jonathan will be teaching Group Study: Post Colonial Theater and Performance