Start date: September 25, 2015
End date: October 17, 2015

This is an art project in honor of the thousands of men and women disappeared in Mexico, and other victims of violence and injustice around the world. With the participation of over 275 international artists. 

“Tribute to the Disappeared – Tributo a los Desaparecidos” is a project in honor of victims of violence and injustice in Mexico and around the world. It was co-founded in November 2014, by Andrea Arroyo after the disappearance of 43 youths from Ayotzinapa in Mexico’s state of Guerrero on September 26, 2014.  

Just as the AIDS Memorial Quilt brought attention to the AIDS epidemic, the project aims to bring public attention to another epidemic, that of innocent lives lost to injustice, war, poverty, and migration.

 This project has three public components: a virtual quilt (online exhibition,) a series of physical exhibitions and a series of community workshops. 

Over 275 international artists and 13 organizations and collectives are participating. The project, art exhibitions and social media are curated and managed independently by Andrea Arroyo. 


Venue: The Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz Memorial and Education Center

Location: 3940 Broadway (@165th Street), New York City 10032