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 that figure Black Diasporic life and uses of culture.
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 have 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, among others. Their writings have been published by Contact Quarterly, Cultured Magazine, deem journal, region(es) mag, Dancing While Black journal, Movement Research Journal, with an upcoming book in collaboration with 53rd State Press.
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 Fellow.
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.