Aram Han Sifuentes

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Aram Han Sifuentes is a fiber, social practice, and performance artist who works to claim spaces for immigrant and disenfranchised communities. Her work often revolves around skill sharing, specifically sewing techniques, to create multiethnic and intergenerational sewing circles, which become a place for empowerment, subversion and protest.    Aram Han Sifuentes was born in 1986 in Seoul, South Korea. She earned her BA in Art and Latin American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and her MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been exhibited at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis, MO; Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Chicago; Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago; Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago; Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia; Chung Young Yang Embroidery Museum, Seoul; and the Design Museum, London. She is a 2016 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow, 2016 3Arts Awardee, and 2017 Sustainable Arts Foundation Awardee. She is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.Aram Han Sifuentes is a fiber, social practice, and performance artist who works to claim spaces for immigrant and disenfranchised communities. Her work often revolves around skill sharing, specifically sewing techniques, to create multiethnic and intergenerational sewing circles, which become a place for empowerment, subversion and protest. 

Aram Han Sifuentes was born in 1986 in Seoul, South Korea. She earned her BA in Art and Latin American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and her MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been exhibited at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis, MO; Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Chicago; Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago; Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago; Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia; Chung Young Yang Embroidery Museum, Seoul; and the Design Museum, London. She is a 2016 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow, 2016 3Arts Awardee, and 2017 Sustainable Arts Foundation Awardee. She is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Work in the exhibition: 

Aram Han Sifuentes, Voting Kit for the Disenfranchised, 2020. Multimedia installation and website. Courtesy the artist.

Aram Han Sifuentes, Voting Kit for the Disenfranchised, 2020. Multimedia installation and website. Courtesy the artist.