Aram Han Sifuentes

Aram Han Sifuentes

Aram Han Sifuentes

2019 Emerging Voices shortlist artist 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. Her work has been exhibited at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum (Chicago, Illinois), Chicago Cultural Center (Chicago, Illinois), Pulitzer Arts Foundation (St. Louis, Missouri), Asian Arts Initiative (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience (Seattle, Washington), Chung Young Yang Embroidery Museum (Seoul, South Korea), and the Design Museum (London, United Kingdom).

Aram is currently an Artist in Residence at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation. She is a 2016 Smithsonian Artist Research fellow, a 2016 3Arts awardee, and a 2017 Sustainable Arts Foundation awardee. Her project Protest Banner Lending Library was shortlisted for a 2017 Beazley Design of the Year Award. 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. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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