Aram Han Sifuentes


 A photo of Aram Han Sifuentes, beaming. She’s holding a square, colorful banner that reads, “TRUST BLACK WOMXN”  in all capital letters. It appears as though she’s standing on the rooftop of a building, and a cloudy sky and tall buildings are behind her.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.

Listen to Aram Han Sifuentes talk about her work in English

Escuche el comentario de Aram Han Sifuentes en español


Work in the exhibition: 

Aram Han Sifuentes, Voting Kit for the Disenfranchised, 2020. The graphic displays who can't vote along with an upside down American flag with pink and white stripes. The stars have been replaced with X's.

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

Check Out: MCA Denver's Ellen Bruss Curator, Miranda Lash, Deep Dive Into Aram Han Sifuentes Work

MCA Denver Ellen Bruss Curator, Miranda Lash, stands in Aram Han Sifuentes' installation. Behind her are two voting booths made of black fabric. X’s in red, yellow, and orange cover the fabric. Two hands rise up on the fabric on each booth. On the side “Let us Vote” is in a large circle.