Leeds City Ofrenda
Who do you want to remember? It could be someone you’ve lost recently or a bereavement from decades ago. It could be an ancestor or someone famous who’s died. We want to celebrate them.
We are building a Dia De Los Muertos inspired Ofrenda to give the people of Leeds a chance to celebrate those we've loved and lost. Until the 8th November members of the public can contribute a photo and a memory of someone they want to commemorate, from friends and family to inspirational figures like Ruth Bader Ginsberg or Chadwick Boseman. These contributions will see the Ofrenda grow and change across the two weeks, creating a site for public memory when we need it most.
See the Ofrenda as it grows in the window of Centre For Live Art Yorkshire 1-2 Regent Street, Leeds LS2 7QA.
What is an Ofrenda?
To celebrate Day of the Dead in Mexico, people build Ofrendas to remember friends, family and people of significance. Ofrendas are brightly coloured displays filled with photographs, flowers, candles, food and significant objects. They are a central part of celebrating those we have loved and lost, from close family to our heroes from music or sport. Ofrendas can be small and simple or big and grand depending on how the people building it want it to look.
This Ofrenda is part of All That Lives, an ongoing collaboration between artists from Zion Studio in Mexico City and The Grief Series in Leeds.
Or post a copy of your photo to:
The Grief Series, CLAY, 1-2 Regent Street, LS2 7QA
*** Please don’t send originals as we can’t return photographs ***
Supported by Leeds 2023