Employing art as social practice, Aram Han Sifuentes confronts social and racial injustices created by and through institutions and governments. In this virtual presentation, Han Sifuentes will guide us through her practice, and how she employs fiber and performance to reimagine inclusive systems of civic engagement and belonging.
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.
Han Sifuentes 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 currently an Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the 2020-2021 Artist in Residence at Loyola University, Chicago.
Image of Aram Han Sifuentes. Photo by Virginia Harold.Registration