Dreams Emerging, Beyond Resilience:
Día de Los Muertos 2021
Call for Proposals
Now in its 22nd year, SOMArts’ annual Día de Los Muertos exhibition is one of the most internationally diverse Day of the Dead celebrations in the United States.
Founded by beloved San Francisco artist and curator René Yañez, Día de Los Muertos at SOMArts merges traditional altars with contemporary installations, continuing to be a multigenerational gathering of remembrance while asserting the role of art as a platform for collective action. Curated by Rio Yañez and Carolina Quintanilla, Dreams Emerging, Beyond Resilience: Día de Los Muertos 2021 will be available as a 3D virtual exhibition and, pending safety regulations, we plan to be open to the public through timed ticketing entry.
The pandemic has caused a shift in our rituals around grief and healing. After a year of collective isolation, what do you long for? This year we invite artists to reflect on how loss and isolation have shaped their Dreams Emerging. We are calling on artists to create altar installations that reflect on how the last year has transformed their visions of connection, freedom and healing and to create work that embodies their dreams of the world they want to live in.