Día de Muertos Ofrenda at Union Station

Thanks to Día de los Muertos Collective for include our beloved Co- Director Francisco Rico-Martínez in the beautiful altar at Union Station.

Created by the Día de los Muertos Collective, and coordinated by Jess De Vitt, Jesús Mora, and Luis Rojas, this community-based and participatory ofrenda, or altar, fosters a space for public mourning in the midst of a global pandemic.

Bearing witness to all of the injustices that have impacted various communities, this sculpture carves spaces for collective loss and care—where feelings of celebration, grief, anger, and reflection can co-exist in remembrance.

Beyond showcasing the tradition and art of the Day of the Dead, this altar weaves together the longstanding celebration hosted by the Día De Los Muertos Collective in Wychwood Barns for over 12 years, gathering community through ritual, performance, music, visual arts, vending, and food.

The Día de Los Muertos Collective is a non-profit that coordinates the efforts of communities in T’karonto to create a celebration that honors the dead, delights the living, promotes artistic creation, and fosters community development through tradition.

We invite you to visit the installation at Union Station:

  • Oct 31, 2021 – Feb 20, 2022
  • Collective Remembrance: El Duelo
  • ArtworxTO Hub SOUTH | Union Station
  • 61 Front St W, Toronto, ON

And in the following images you can see also the Día de Muertos Altar we had at the FCJ Refugee Centre: