Tribute to the Disappeared

Tribute to the Disappeared

Andrea Arroyo


Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders


“Tribute to the Disappeared” 

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.

Opening Reception: Friday, September 25, 2015 6 to 9pm
Exhibition: September 25-October 22, 2015
Gallery hours: Tues - Fri: 10am – 6pm and by appointment (large groups)

Program and complete list of participating artists

The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and
Educational Center

3940 Broadway (@165th Street) New York City, NY 10032
(Subway: A/C/1 to 168th St) 

Free and open to the public


“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. 

Facebook (updated daily)


Scheduled Exhibitions

September 8 – October 15, 2015
“Tribute to the Disappeared” as part of “Works in Dialogue” Kimmel Gallery, New York University. 

September 25-October 17, 2015
“Tribute to the Disappeared” The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center, NYC. 

October 30-December 20, 2015
“Tribute to the Disappeared” Women's Rights National Historical Park Gallery, Seneca Falls, NY. 

“Tribute to the Disappeared” Ongoing Exhibition: The virtual quilt serves an unlimited audience, the Facebook page has almost 6000 followers and it keeps growing every day.

Andrea Arroyo, Co-founder and Curator, Tribute to the Disappeared.

Andrea Arroyo is an award-winning artist with an extensive trajectory, she has received numerous recognitions, including “Clinton Global Citizen Award Artist”, Outstanding Women of New York, 21 Leaders for the 21st Century, Groundbreaking Latina in the Arts, Official Artist of the Latin Grammys, New York City Council Citation Award for Achievement in Art, Art in Embassies Program of the US Department of State, Fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and multiple awards from the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, the Puffin Foundation, the Harlem Arts Alliance and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Her artwork has been published extensively (The New Yorker, The New York Times) and has been the subject of over 150 features in the international media.

As a curator, Andrea Arroyo specializes in exhibitions focusing in socially relevant issues. To date, she has showcased the work of over 300 diverse artists in projects that include “I Have a Dream-50 Years of Change”, “September 11-Past, Present, Future,” “Art Without Borders,” “AriZONA, Artists Respond to the Immigration Issue” and “Women in the Heights”
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About The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center

February 21, 1965—a defining moment in United States history. While preparing to speak at Manhattan's Audubon Ballroom, human-rights icon Malcolm X was assassinated on stage in front of a crowd of 400. But it wasn't the end of his story. He was survived by his wife, fellow civil-rights advocate Betty Shabazz, and their six children; his autobiography was published shortly after his death; and those whose lives he touched continue to fight for justice to this day. And in May of 2005, even the place where his life ended has been reborn as a locus of education and transformation.The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center transforms the history site of Malcolm X's martyrdom into an oasis of support for the ongoing struggle for social justice and promotion of  Malcolm X's and Dr. Betty Shabazz human rights legacy.

Thank You To Our Supporters

NYSCA                The Shabazz Center

Funding for the Tribute to the Disappeared exhibition is made possible in part by the Puffin Foundation; by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Support to Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders is provided in part by, the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


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