How to participate – Tzompantli 2023

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To carry out the fourth edition of “Tzompantli, Artistic Introspection”, give continuity to the 2020, 2021 and 2022 edition, strengthen a critical thinking art community and promote their artworks.


Open to both Mexican and international artists. You may submit for consideration up to 3 artworks. (All three may be selected to participate at the exhibition)

Participation is free of charge.

The artwork can be made in any technique.

All artworks may be submitted as soon as this participation document is published and until October 16, 2023.

Methodology invites the art community world wide to create an artwork in any technique and material with the motive of making an introspection about the year 2023 using the figure of a human skull as starting point. 

Each finished artwork will have to be photographed by the artist and sent in JPG format. All images received will be displayed in rows and result in the 2023 Tzompantli (wall of skulls) and provide a collective visual introspection of life experiences during the year 2023.


Selected artworks received will be publicly displayed as follows:

  • The inauguration of Tzompantli Artistic Introspection 2023 at the General Consulate of Mexico in Austin Texas on November 1st at the day of the dead celebration.
  • The official Tzompantli web site gallery
  • All additional organizations and groups that may join this event
  • Instagram: @tzompantli.ra

Artwork specifications:

  • Needs to be created specifically from the human skull figure.
  • May be created using any technique/material on a square format. 
  • Once finished the artist must take a photograph of it, retouch it if necessary and crop it.

Digital image specifications:

The image must be of at least 2500 pixels width and height in jpg format.

How to send your image along with required information to participate:

Write an email with the following information:

  • Artist name
  • Artwork title
  • Technique used
  • Artist city and country of residence and country of origin
  • A sentence (in English and Spanish) that will be displayed at the Tzomplantli alongside your artwork with your introspection for the year 2023.
  • Your social network sites (eg. Facebook, Instagram, Tiktok etc..) optional.
  • Your website address (optional)

Send your image and all required information to: 

IMPORTANT: If your artwork is not submitted with all the required information we won’t be able to accept it for inclusion on the 2023 Artist Introspection.

Important dates:

Monday October 16th at 23:59 CST Time  – Last day to submit your artwork.

The artwork and the information of all participating artists will be displayed at the official 2023 Tzompantli web gallery. 

To keep yourself up to date on this event and to visit/see past year’s artwork submissions visit